I spent my 22nd birthday doing yoga with hundreds of strangers. What better way to celebrate, right? No, but really…it was awesome. I recently began doing yoga regularly and this kicked off when I went to my first Wanderlust in Boston with my sisters. It was so much fun that I wanted to go again so I decided to head to Brooklyn on my birthday for another day of Wanderlust.

The best part is…it was all free!

Wanderlust is “The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon.” It begins with a 5k run, followed by yoga and ending with meditation. There are classes in between each main event that you can sign up for (However, you have to pay for these). They are worth it and I would have taken them if I didn’t find out about it after they were all full. They have aerial yoga, essential oil classes, hooping and more. There’s also tons of tents with athletic clothing, healthy foods, drinks, beauty products, etc. It’s a whole event focused around holistic health.

The yoga was great in both Brooklyn and Boston. They have different teachers in each location. It is about an hour and 15 minutes long and is good for all levels (I went my first time as a beginner). The yoga session begins with some warm up dancing to amazing music from a DJ (which again changes at each location). The music continues throughout the yoga.

The tents are my favorite part (aside from the yoga). I walked around trying all different foods and drinks and found a bunch I approve of (for a healthy vegan lifestyle) and took down info for some websites selling cute yoga pants and other athletic gear. (Check back for reviews on these.) In Boston we got a free headband with registration (that I wear all the time) and in Brooklyn we received a free adidas t-shirt that says “BKYLN IS MY TRUE NORTH.” Who doesn’t love free stuff?

There was a couple differences between the two I went to. Boston was not as big. This isn’t a bad thing. The crowd was smaller and it felt a little more intimate. On the other end there were not as many tents set up. In Brooklyn there were a lot more people, which again was not a bad thing, just something to keep in mind. (Everyone who participated even helped to beat a Guinness World Record for the most people doing yoga in pairs! So that was pretty cool.) Wanderlust is hosted in many other locations (in the U.S. and through other countries). Check it out: wanderlust.com

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