Wanderlust 2014 Review for LostinSound.org
As we pass into the darker half of the year here in the northern hemisphere, the cadence slows for many of us who have been traveling with festival culture and gives us time to reflect upon the season and contemplate how we may go forward in the future.
Nearer to the beginning of the season, on the solstice, Electrogenic‘s David Guzman and I headed up to Stratton Mountain Resort for LostinSound to experience Wanderlust, one of the fastest growing “transformational” festivals on the circuit today, to see what we could learn not just about yoga but also about how the festival has managed to do so well, and share this perspective with you.
The first part of this review is really that ~ a contemplation of the hows and whys of Wanderlust’s rapid growth and current sustainability and how that might inform our own conscious evolution of “transformational” and festival culture as a whole, including excerpts from an exclusive interview with yoga teacher and Wanderlust co-founder Schuyler Grant about the running of the festival in general and specifically the role of sponsorship.
The second part is a review of the festival experience itself and many of the performers and presenters there, filled with in-depth on-site video interviews with Emancipator, HANNAH, Adeline Michèle of Escort, AcroYoga co-founder Jenny Sauer-Klein, Suzanne Sterling, Energy Medicine Yoga founder Lauren K Walker and excerpts from an interview with Elena Brower. There are also music clips and photos of Nahko and Medicine for the People, Marco Benevento, MC YOGI, Emily King, and others…
Also check out the rest of David’s photos in the LostinSound’s album…
I’d love to hear your thoughts.