I attended the Wanderlust 108 festival today in Boston and I can’t even express to you how awesome it was. It was supposed to rain all day and the bright sun came out giving a lovely glow all around the festival. The festival was held at the DCR Hatch Shell, which is where the Boston Pops perform on 4th of July. The setting could not have been more glorious and the energy was so positive and uplifting.
So let me go way back to before this festival came to town. I was debating whether I was going to go. I am a HUGE fan of Yoga with Adriene on Youtube and I follow her on Instagram and Facebook. There was a post on her Instagram saying she was coming to Boston. Wait!!! What??!! She’s coming HERE!!! The post also said that if you emailed her “Find What Feels Good” peeps you would be put into consideration for a free ticket to the festival. So after hyperventilating (not really), I sent off an email saying how much I loved Adriene and how she is the reason I got into yoga.
Well, I got an email back saying I was being offered a ticket. Wow!!! Not only was Adriene coming to Boston, but she gave me a ticket too. So I headed down to Boston early this morning with me, myself and I. I knew it was going to be a good day when I met some yogis in the parking garage and we all walked over to the festival together. I checked in AND got a FRONT ROW SPOT for my mat. Yesssssss!!!!
This was billed as a “Mindful Triathlon”, the first and only one ever. The first leg of the triathlon was a 5k run/walk, which I couldn’t participate in because I have some hip issues. If I did the 5k, I wouldn’t have been able to do yoga and yoga was my reason for being there. While most people were 5k-ing, I visited the Kula market, which had lots of free samples, food, yoga inspired clothes & jewelry and the Adidas souvenir tent. You didn’t even need to bring any food because there were so many free samples, including Late July and Yasso frozen yogurt.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Adriene did a 75-minute yoga class, which was so awesome. I love her style and have done many of her Youtube videos at home so it was the perfect flow for me. She is very knowledgeable and also very funny so I appreciated her addition of little jokes here and there. Adriene is compassionate and accepting and wants everyone to be comfortable in their practice no matter what level they are at. After her class, there was a 25 minute meditation by Enrique Collazo. It was a perfect ending to the practice with the breeze blowing off the Charles River. Just perfect!!!
MEET AND GREET
After the meditation, Adriene made sure to take pictures and talk with all her fans. She was humble, loving and just downright awesome. So glad I got to interact with her. If you haven’t experienced a Yoga with Adriene class, click here. You will not be disappointed.
The Wanderlust 108 festival will be visiting Brooklyn and Washington, DC in September along with many worldwide locations. If you love yoga, check it out.