welcome to whistler, wanderlusters!
posted: August 20, 2012
Wanderlust Whistler is finally here! With just a few days before Whistler Village will get overrun with yogis, we asked Whistler local Daniella to share what she’s looking forward to with us and let us in on a local secret or two.
the countdown to wanderlust whistler
I’ve been counting down the days until Wanderlust since I found out last winter it was coming to Whistler. My home is going to be transformed with yogis, musicians and likeminded individuals for 4 days. Here we’re used to seeing people carrying around their skis and snowboards, so yoga mats over the shoulders will be a whole new vibe!
what i’m excited for
1. Seane Corn is teaching a Detox Flow workshop that combines a vinyasa sequence while learning about living a healthy life. It will be great to be hear how to put your health first while being led through an amazing detoxifying practice.
2. I’m not sure if I’m excited or scared, but the Intro to Slackline Yoga workshop will be pretty cool. I’ve been practicing in the park by my house and walking on a slackline is a challenge in itself. My goal is to be able to rock a crow on the slackline by the end of Wanderlust!
3. Being led through an inversion workshop by Chris Chavez with Todd Boston!
4.ONE BODY UNITED! On Friday night, Michael Franti and Seane Corn will be extending an invitation to all of Whistler to join them in Olympic Plaza for one hour of music and yoga. Bring your mats and get ready for a party because it is going to be a wild 4 days in Whistler!
the ultimate apres area
lululemon Whistler is transforming our front patio into The Front Yard. There will be live music, healthy snacks and drinks, free wifi, and a yoga mat concierge to drop off or clean your sweaty mats. It will be the ultimate après yoga spot, as well as a place to connect, hang out and talk about your favourite workshops.
Between workshops, make sure you set aside some time to head up the mountain. Take the Whistler gondola up, check out the peak, take the Peak to Peak gondola over to Blackcomb and hike up to the Fitzsimmons look-out for some awesome views. Being up there is like being in heaven. Make sure you bring some comfy shoes, lots of water and your mat for the ultimate Tadasana.
Now, a little secret for you… Whistler is surrounded by some beautiful lakes. The closest to the village is Lost Lake. If you walk towards the Fairmont in the upper village you’ll see Lost Lake. From there hop on the Valley Trail, walk down to the lake and follow the path all the way around to the first dock. Once you’re there, clothing is optional! I couldn’t think of anything better than skinny dipping in the lake after a long weekend of down dogs and handstands.
Come say hi to us at the Whistler store and the Front Yard all Wanderlust weekend lawn for more hidden secrets and any question you have about this amazing weekend!