Roll out the mats: International yoga fest Wanderlust is back in Philly.
“It’s maybe the only festival that you’ ll leave feeling healthier than when you arrived.” —Sean Hoess
For the second year in a row, the world’s largest producer of yoga lifestyle events is coming to Philadelphia. Except this year, yogis can expect the daylong health and wellness gathering to be even better than 2016. Dubbed the globe’s first and only “mindful triathlon,” Philly joins 60 host cities (and counting) for Wanderlust 108 on Sept. 30 at the Navy Yard.
Named for the spiritually sacred number of 108, for which the individual numbers represent unity, wholeness and unlimited possibility, respectively, Wanderlust is the perfect setting to recharge and relax alongside fellow yoga fans. The event begins with a 5-kilometer run or walk in partnership with Adidas, followed by a charged-up yoga flow class led by world-class instructors like Chelsey Korus, with beats by DJ Drez and a 30-minute meditation session led by Noah Levine.
Wanderlust co-CEO Sean Hoess likens the event to a festival atmosphere with its “live DJ, craft vending, local foods and a wide variety of bonus activities to drop into. It’s maybe the only festival that you’ll leave feeling healthier than when you arrived.”
New to the program this year is the “play all day” component, which allows attendees to participate in additional yoga classes like AIReal Yoga and Acro Yoga, among others. However, if you’d rather catch your breath, you can swing by the Kula Marketplace to pick up Wanderlust’s signature vegetarian-friendly Wanderbowl before sitting down to enjoy a picnic with friends, or upgrade your yoga pants to a pair from Adidas x Wanderlust, a line of activewear created by the two partners. Another reason to feel good? For every ticket sold, Wanderlust is contributing $1.08 to No Kid Hungry in an effort to help end childhood hunger. Tickets from $40, 4747 S. Broad St., wanderlust.com