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Whistler Festival will Feature Leading Yogis and Music

Whistler Festival will Feature Leading Yogis and Music

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Whistler prepares to host the Canadian debut of Wanderlust – a one-of-a-kind four-day festival featuring the world’s top yogis, guest speakers and an impressive musical lineup.

From early-morning meditations to late-night dancing under the stars, the schedule for Wanderlust Whistler features everything from a variety of yoga workshops, concerts and DJs to culinary delights.

The Whistler Festival will feature yoga, music and guest speakers.

Founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, Baron Baptiste, yoga innovator Sianna Sherman, internationally acclaimed Seane Corn, San Francisco’s “global yoga warrior” Janet Stone and Vancouver’s own yogi and self-proclaimed “blissologist” Eoin Finn lead the impressive lineup of dozens of  instructors participating in Wanderlust Whistler.

 Musically, Michael Franti & Spearhead perform  free August 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Other free concerts throughout the festival include Youssoupha Sidibe, Krishna Das, Rebirth Brass Band and Sean Corn. In addition, guests can enjoy the sounds of a number of international DJs including DJ Drez, DJ Rabs and DJ Urn. Ticketed concerts include Quixotic & Thievery Corporation DJ set at 10:30 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre August 24 and 25. Complete lineup details are available here.

In addition to the array of yoga workshops, the festival will feature the Speakeasy Lecture Series with topics such as meditation, nutrition, technology, music, organics, spirituality, yoga and more, each presented in a casual conversational format by prominent subject experts.

At the Whistler festival, while the adults indulge in yoga workshops and activities, children can enjoy the Wanderkind kids program with two camps for different age groups.

 Wanderlust is a fixture on the festivals circuit in Vermont, Colorado and California and makes its Canadian debut in Whistler August 23-26. Visit the website for details.

Summer in Whistler offers a constant hub of activities and events. Upcoming Whistler Presents concerts include: Vince Vaccaro Band and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings August 31, The Boom Booms and Kytami September 1 and Emmanuel Jal September 2.

Whistler Presents: Celestial Cinema brought to you by the Whistler Film Festival offers free outdoor film screenings at Whistler Olympic Plaza with Marley (August 22) and Score: A Hockey Musical (August 29). Both movies begin shortly after 8 p.m.

Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. Whistler.com offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit the website for more details and offers.

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