In May, after a crazy Winter that included changing jobs, a second semester back at school and the exhausting realities of our modern life, I texted Gabrielle one night to ask if she’d want to go to Wanderlust Tremblant. We’d been talking about it for nearly two years and the timing seemed perfect. It was a plan to end the summer in beauty! (The festival was held August 20-23 this year)
For our first experience at a yoga festival, we decided to be reasonable and stick to one day to see if we’d enjoy it! We reserved for the Sunday and started to look at the different classes we could partake in! The registration process is really easy, once you register, you can create your schedule. It’s important to note that Wanderlust isn’t like your typical music festival, you need to book your spot in the classes you want to partake in.
Lesson 1 : Book in advance! A lot of the classes we would have liked to do : mostly aerial and SUP were filled at that point. Planning your festival ahead really allows you to enjoy the most out of it.
Tremblant is about 1h30 away from Montreal, my mother lives nearby but we ended up driving at 6 am the morning of. I’m sure the day would have been much more relaxing had we slept at the resort. If you’re going for the weekend, I recommend staying on the resort as there are tons to do including beautiful hikes in the mountain!
Our schedule ended up like this :
- 8 – 9 h 30 : L’espresso : Kyle Marshall & Geneviève Guérard
- 12 – 1 h 30 : Vinyasa Flow with Torsions for Detox : Erik Giasson
- 2 – 3 h 30 : Body, Mind and Soul Energizing Master Class : Dharma Mittra
- 4 – 5 h 30 : Yogi Tribe : Amanda Giacomini & MC Yogi
The schedule we ended up with wasn’t our original one. We were supposed to do a hike in the mountain but decided it would be too much last minute. Instead, we ended up inspired by Dharma Mittra who after talking about his discoveries about life guided us through a session of meditation. The schedule allowed us to enjoy Tom’s coffee and have brunch at La Maison de la Crèpe between two of our classes.
Lesson 2 : Do plan time to have a fulfilling meal. Doing 4 yoga classes isn’t an easy endeavour and you’ll need as much energy as possible to be excited for he last Sun Salutations of the day! Also, don’t forget your bottle of water.
The festival was amazing, the energy was high in every class and everyone seemed so happy to be there. The organization was really great and we had no trouble finding anything we wanted. The teachers were inspiring and really good at pushing us further : I’ve never done so many triangle poses in a day! We will without a doubt be back next year, possibly for two days! Wanderlust’s slogan is “Find Your True North” and I’m pretty sure I found mine at the end of the day, laying in Savanasa on the beach, I had a true moment of clarity and that in itself was worth all the sweat from those 6 intense hours of yoga!
The smile shows it all, it was a very awesome Sunday!
Have you ever been to a Wanderlust Festival?