Yo Wellness Warriors! This mammoth four-day festival is right up your mindful-living alley, and along with divulging our picks of everything worth doing and seeing, we’re also giving away a double pass. Crazy, we know! But keep reading…
Hitting the Coast for the second year running, Wanderlust is the gatekeeper to the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world. With only 10 festivals held across the globe, the fact they’ve chosen the Sunny Coast as its Australian base just makes us blush. (Note: there are day events popping up across Australian cities.)
Sprawled from October 20-23, Wanderlust is a culmination of a tonne of smaller events, classes, and workshops. Covering yoga (duh!), music, outdoorsy activities like group hikes and surf lessons, foodie dinners, and way, WAY more, you can take your pick from single event tickets, day passes, and full-festival passes. Yep, it’s a choose-your-own adventure kind of event.
We got ourselves into a lotus position (it took a bit of work) and dug through the program to create the ultimate Wanderlust hit list. Get ready to have your inspiration tank filled up big time!
Evolution of Vinyasa With Shiva Rea | October 19-23
Where else are you gonna get access to one of the world’s most sought-after yoga teachers?
Beats us! Evolution of Vinyasa will be run by Californian yoga goddess Shiva Rea, and is part of a five-day immersion for those yogis or yoga teachers wanting to deepen their Vinyasa learnings. Exploring the essence of Vinyasa practices and the power of movement meditation, you can secure your place, along with a 3-day festival pass, here.
Barre Body Burn | October 21
Burn baby, burn! No, but seriously, this ballet-inspired barre class will set every muscle in your body on fire. If you’re already a fan of barre, then you’ll be stoked to know that Barre Body Burn is led by Emma Siebold, founder of the renowned and adored Barre Body. This is the only class where Emma is at the helm, so don’t wait too long to score a spot.
Earth To Table Dinner | October 21
We’re pretty excited about this one. Health peeps slash foodies, this is THE feast of feasts. A massive family-style, outdoor dining experience featuring local and seasonal produce, sustainably-produced bevvies, and… wait for it… a bonfire—if there’s one event that’ll send your tastebuds into a frenzy, it’s Earth to Table. Oh, and just so you know, tickets for this event are sold individually (you don’t need a festival pass).
SUP with Kat Harding | October 21-23
If you’ve been talking about SUP yoga for who knows how long, but haven’t tried it yet, this is your chance. With our very own Noosa-based Kat Harding (YogaKiss) leading the class, you’ll be sharing the water with beginners to advanced yogis. The best bit? It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Sure, it’s a challenge but once you find your balance you’ll be flowing through the practice like it ain’t no thang. Classes are held twice daily from Friday to Sunday, and can be booked individually.
5 Ways To Live A Heat-Centred Life With Melissa Ambrosini | October 22
If you read health and wellness blogs religiously, then chances are you’ve come across Melissa Ambrosini. Creator of the best-selling book Mastering Your Mean Girl, Mel will be giving an enlightening talk on kicking fear to the curb and living life as the fullest version of yourself. Witness this gal in action, and you’ll understand why she has such a massive and loyal fan base.
Make Me Meditate | October 22
Switch off for an hour and learn the ins and outs of meditation from Perth-based wellness guru, Rhyanna Van Leeuwarden. For anyone itching to find their Zen, this workshop will load you up with take-home skills and help you uncover a medi practice that works for you.
Xavier Rudd, Deya Dova, Elijah Ray & Tasha Blank | October 22
Free up your Saturday night, ‘cause this is a party you’re gonna wanna go to. Super talented Xavier Rudd will headline the music bonanza, joining the likes of Deya Dova, Elijah Ray, and an epic base-heavy DJ set by Tasha Blank. Doors open at 6.30pm, and at only $40 a ticket, you’ll barely even dip into your weekend piggy bank. Already got plans? Book in a Sunday sesh with Xavier Rudd for only 15 buckaroos.
Hoop Dance For Total Beginners | October 23
Ummm hula hooping classes? Hell yeah, we wanna be a part of that. This class is for the peeps who haven’t swung a hoop around their body in forever, like since they were five, and will take you from novice can’t-get-it-to-stay-up to pro (or at least, pro compared to what you were when you began). There’ll be tunes, heaps of laughs and you’ll probs turn into a hoop-lover.
Terms and Conditions
Competition closes midnight AEST 25/9/2016 and the winner will be notified by email on 26/9/2016. The prize includes two three-day passes to Wanderlust Festival, Sunshine Coast. The total prize is valued at $860 (tickets $430 each). Entry is open to persons over 18 years of age and Australian residents only. Employees of Metropolist and Wanderlust, and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Only one entry per person is permitted. Tickets will be issued by email. Metropolist shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize. By entering this competition, participants agree to be contacted by Metropolist Sunshine Coast and Wanderlust.
Image Credit: Wanderlust