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Wanderlust, the traveling yoga festival, is forgoing its traditional four-day format when it comes to New York City for the first time this fall and trying out a "mindful triathlon" instead. Prospect Park will play host to what they're dubbing Wanderlust 108, which includes great speakers, live music—and, of course, a lot of yoga.
The triathlon is structured for yogis who dabble in running, runners who like to down dog every once in a while, or anyone who just wants to get moving. Participants will start out with an 5K fun run through the park—it's not timed, but it is "sprinkled with a few fun challenges."
That's followed by a guided meditation set to live music and an all-levels yoga session. In between all of these activities, there's time to check out a food and craft market, play yard games, and try out Acroyoga or slacklining. Also, they're capping off the day with a "post-savasana dance party."
"This was an opportunity for us to dig in and remain innovators and really push our creative limits a little bit to create a new experience that can keep Wanderlust on the cutting edge," festival co-founder Jeff Krasnos told Well & Good, adding that he was thrilled to finally bring Wanderlust to his native borough.
And why the "108?" According to the event website, the traditionally sacred number in Middle Eastern cultures—representing unity, stillness and infinite possibility—embraces the festival's mission of "creating community around mindful living."
Though this isn't going down until Saturday, September 13th, you can purchase your tickets now for just $38 during early bird registration, which runs through Friday, June 6th—after that, the price shoots up to $78. The fee includes a charitable donation and a gift bag.
· Wanderlust 108 [Official website]
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