5k Run, Yoga and Meditation Comprise “Wanderlust 108”
New York, NY - Below are the cities and dates for Wanderlust 108, the world’s first-ever mindful triathlon. Putting a twist on the traditional triathlon, the event will consist of a five kilometer run, a meditation / lecture session, and a large-scale 90-minute yoga class, featuring the country's most dynamic yoga teachers, inspiring speakers and groove-worthy musical performances. These activities were specifically chosen to engage each participant’s mind, body, and spirit, while creating a joyful, community-focused event around mindful living: yoga, organics, sustainability, ethical consumption and the arts.
September 13, 2014
Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn at Prospect Park Ballfields
The Brooklyn event will kick off with a 5k fun run through beautiful Prospect Park. In the early afternoon, Congressman Tim Ryan and ABC News correspondent Dan Harris will offer their take on mindfulness in politics and the media, followed by an inspirational talk by retired NFL Pro Bowl player Keith Mitchell, a man who credits meditation with his recovery from a spinal injury. Renowned teacher Elena Brower (accompanied by Garth Stevenson) will conclude the meditation portion of the event with a 20-30 minute guided meditation. Seane Corn (joined by DJ Drez) and MC Yogi (with a Beastie Boys soundtrack) bring the day into alignment with a high-energy 90-minute yoga class, and the High and Mighty Brass Band will bring the event home from the Main Stage.
The Brooklyn event offers both free and premium tickets. Free tickets include access to the meditation and yoga portions of the event only. Premium tickets add access to the 5k run, priority mat placement for yoga and meditation, a charitable donation, and “The Goods,” a curated gift bag with a value of more than $100. Advance registration is required for Premium tickets and is strongly encouraged for free tickets. To register, please visit http://brooklyn.wanderlustfestival.com.
September 28, 2014
Wanderlust 108 Atlanta @ Piedmont Park
The Atlanta 108 will kick off with a morning run around leafy Piedmont Park. The meditative segment will feature Keith Mitchell, before giving way to a yoga trifecta co-taught by Neda Honarvar, Octavia Raheem and Sage Roundtree, some of Atlanta’s most popular teachers. Triathletes will enjoy the positive hip-hop of MC Yogi and the sweet beats of DJ Sol Rising.
The Atlanta 108 event is ticketed. Tickets include access to the 5k run, meditation and yoga, a charitable donation, and a free bobble reusable water bottle. Advance registration is required. To register, please visit http://atlanta.wanderlustfestival.com.
At both events, the Kula Marketplace will be open for shopping for goodies from local vendors, showcasing unique apparel, jewelry, and handcrafted goods. Local food purveyors will provide an eclectic mix of healthy organic food options, including vegan and vegetarian fare. lululemon will present The Front Yard, an expansive area dedicated to post-run fun including retro lawn games for guests to play or take in the spectacle.
Wanderlust 108 will support the Sonima Foundation and Urban Yogis, two organizations dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness into the public school system. For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Sonima Foundation to aid their mission of bringing health and wellness best practices to K-12 children across the country. The Sonima Foundation will be hosting a Kids Experience on site, where they will offer activities to inspire healthy bodies and healthy minds, including mini-yoga classes, a smoothie/juice station, and a hands-on gardening experience.
Throughout the day attendees will be fueled by a number of Wanderlust partners. Official media partner HEALTH Magazine will offer the HEALTH Zen Lounge, allowing yogis to recharge, relax and pamper with great giveaways for the mind, body and soul. Kashi, a natural foods pioneer will share its passion for the power of positive eating with samples of its organic and non-GMO Project Verified cereals. New food and lifestyle brand LUVO will sample their great tasting, healthy and easy to prepare entrées, soups and desserts. bobble will introduce their line of reusable water bottles with built-in filters as a more sustainable—and fun—option to disposable plastic bottles. Evolution Fresh will share its delicious, cold-pressed juices, using HPP (high pressure processing), which provide accessible, healthy options for every step of the wellness journey. resource® Natural Spring Water, 100% natural spring water in a bottle made with 50% recycled plastic will keep practitioners hydrated and refreshed. Spiritual Gangster, a yoga-inspired clothing brand for high vibration living, is the presenter of the day’s musical artists, who align the vision of the ancient practice of yoga and the modern world.
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