Adventure, Uncategorized, WLHQ Insider’s Guide: 25 Reasons to Go to Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass takes place more than a mile and half above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, a… By Wanderlust 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 We have scenic trail runs for all levels on our schedule, but if you’re looking for a real lung buster with epic vistas to match, check out the run up to Ute Rock. 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 In Aspen-Snowmass our SUP yoga classes are actually up the mountain. Folks, you won’t find this anywhere else. Grab one of our BOGA boards and get with the flow. 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 Who doesn’t love a good twist and detox class? 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 For a class off the beaten path, check out Justin Kaliszewski‘s Outlaw Yoga class. This cage-fighter-gone-yoga-teacher will show you what’s up. 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 Naturopathic Dr. Matthew Baral will explore how contact with nature affects our health from scientific, evolutionary, and spiritual standpoints in this Speakeasy. 21) Hike with a Soundtrack Walk to a tranquil overlook, watch the sunset, and listen to HANNAH coax lush, organic sounds out of her violin. Yes, please. 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! Are you the person in a handstand while everyone else has moved on? You know who you are. Check out these WL Aspen-Snowmass classes… and this one too! 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. Got Questions About Wanderlust? Have a one-on-one consult with a WLHQ staffer Planning your festival experience can be both fun and somewhat daunting. But never fear: WLHQ is here! Our staffers are all festival veterans and are happy to answer questions and provide tips. Just fill out the form below and we will contact you: Fill out my online form.