Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass takes place more than a mile and half above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, a perfectly breathtaking location to kick off July. We’ve combed our scheduler and compiled a list of 25 staff picks:
1) Six Hours of Music!
What’s better than a festive 4th? One more night to celebrate! Join us on July 5 for non-stop funk and freestyle jams. Our first concert features Nahko and Medicine for the People, MC Yogi and Jurassic 5, while our second features Tycho. Want a preview? We made a playlist.
2) Get your Fourth of July on
On Friday night, we’re bussing the whole community down to Aspen for an incredible fireworks display — maybe we can get a rolling om going in the midst of the typical “oohs” and “aahs?”
3) Run with a View
4) Take an Ayurveda Workshop
Discover how you can find your state of balance with the 5,000 year old philosophy and practice of Ayurveda.
5) Be Part of a Bollywood Flash Mob
Yes, this is happening. And you can be a part of it.
6) Take a Chairlift to Standup Paddleboard Yoga
7) Learn to dance like a warrior in Capoeira Class
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art form disguised as dance and set to music. What a great new addition to Wanderlust.
8) Pool Party at the Wildwood
We’re bringing the epic-ness of our Squaw pool parties to Aspen! Jam and swim at the same time.
9) Get Down with Gurmukh
Profound, hilarious, grandmotherly. Gurmukh will take you on a Kundalini voyage guaranteed to polish your third eye and make you sweat bullets.
10) Be a (Better) Yoga Teacher
Are you a yoga teacher? Do you want to be? Maybe you just want to deepen your practice and spend a whole week at Wanderlust? Check out our Voyager Immersion program or some of our workshops for yoga teachers.
11) Save the Earth
Too much stuff in your life? Too much waste? Learn what you can do.
12) Dudes, Do Yoga
Yes, they do! Check out Hips Are Not Just for Chicks and some other great classes with Matt Giordano.
13) Twist and Detox
14) Work Your Breath
Breath work (pranayama) is more potent – and important – than ever in the thin, high-altitude atmosphere. Breath deep in these pranayama-focused meditations.
15) White Water Raft The Upper Roaring Fork
Explore the range of your thrill-o-meter on this eight-mile white water rafting trip.
16) Meet a new teacher
17) Surround yourself with hundreds of yogis
If you want to surround yourself with hundreds of yogis in our biggest tent, The Greatest Place, where you can take classes with some of the biggest names in yoga: Johnny Kest, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Annie Carpenter, MC Yogi and more.
18) Gong Out
Wash yourself in pure sound.
19) Get some Food Truck Grub
Fun times make people hungry. Luckily, we have a whole host of food trucks featuring locally sourced, organic nosh. Yum.
20) Inject Some Nature into Your Brain
21) Hike with a Soundtrack
22) Pedal through The Bells
Take a 12-mile bicycle tour that starts at the Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake — one of the most photographed peaks in North America.
23) Arm Balance!
24) Ride the Skittles
To travel between our Upward Facing and Downward Facing Villages, you can ride a chairlift Aspen-Snowmass affectionately calls The Skittles. Feeling lively? Grab a bike via our bike share program and cruise between the villages.
25) DIY Explorations
While our festivals are filled with a variety of opportunities to feed you physically, emotionally and energetically — some of the best memories are made within the confines of unstructured playtime. So no matter what you get yourself into, be sure to stay open to the magic of the moment.