Haven’t been to Wanderlust before? Not sure about what actually happens there? Well, we’re not going to spoil the surprise but think of it as a mini-fitness festival, with a ridiculous amount of yoga thrown in. It’s on again this year from 19-21 November on the Sunshine Coast. As well as hooping, aerial yoga, meditation, music and a whole lot of chilling out. Whether you’re a born yogi, a runner or just fit-curious, there are a few important essentials you need to pack… that is, apart from your ridiculously expensive yoga mat, an eco-water bottle and a mega-tonne of snacks.
1. The brightest, most colourful yoga gear you own
Sure, it might be all about monochrome in Sydney’s inner city suburb yoga studios normally, but at Wanderlust, you will feel left out if you’re not wearing more than four colours and at least two patterns. Face paint is optional, though encouraged, as are hair decorations, for both guys and gals.
2. An open mind and a smile that says ‘Hey stranger!’
You’ll be surrounded by lots of people with differing opinions on yoga and meditation; some will be obsessed, some will be long-term lovers and others will be newbies. And the great thing is you’ll get along… must be something to do with yoga being a nice person’s sport. So while you might not be in to crystals and headstands, you’ll soon be best friends with your yoga mat neighbour who is. And that’s kind of the point of festivals, isn’t it?
3. Your dancing shoes
So even though there’s a steady stream of yoga, hooping classes and essential oil workshops, you’ll find there’s also a lot of live music performances during the day. And you’ll want to dust off your dancing shoes and the inibition that comes from living in the pressure tank that is Sydney. Check out the line up on their website.
4. A timetable of your classes
Grab your tickets early but don’t forget a lot of the sessions need to be booked in advance. Most are included in the ticket price but some special ones will cost a little more. Don’t wait until the day to book your place, choose your classes as soon as you decide to go, that way you’ll be able to plan around them. You’ll need to download the Wanderlust App to do that. It’s pretty easy and painless to use.
For more about Wanderlust on the Sunshine State in November, our article Everything you need to know about Wanderlust, Qld. And sign up to our newsletter for all the top fitness events, classes, discounts and more!