For the hippies and yogies at heart, there is a lot to like about the Sunshine Coast. Tranquility, beautiful natural landscapes and warm, welcoming communities of similar minded people from all walks of life. In addition to the serenity there is a deep love of a good festival, and it shows here on the Sunshine Coast, with festivals for everything from art to Yoga to just general well being. One festival in particular is aim at the more spiritually attuned amongst us.
From 14th to 18th October, it’s time relax and let your hair down for Wanderlust – Sunshine Coast. An international festival of spiritual and physical well-being that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat right here on the Sunshine Coast.
An experience to bring your mind, body and soul closer together regardless of what starts you on your path. Wanderlust is an experience aiming to providing you with a different perspective on life with new ideas, the opportunity to make new friends, newfound abilities, and greater peace of mind. Ad they say it’s about ‘finding your true north’.
Whether you’re an experienced yogi, meditator or just new to the practice, you can create your ideal day at Wanderlust. There are classes for all levels, from beginner to expert, as well as a wide variety of practice styles and venue types. Mix in meditation or relaxing yin classes with sweaty, uplifting vinyasa, or challenge yourself with something completely new like standup paddleboard yoga or aerial yoga. Feel the energy of hundreds of yogis moving together in our flagship outdoor venue, or drop into an intimate, indoor class accompanied by a live musician or DJ. Each festival offers a taste of internationally recognized teachers as well as top local instructors.
Music is the beating heart of all Wanderlust Festivals. True to our name, our music lineup is just as much about discovery as it is about seeing artists you know and love. Revel in a wide variety of musical performers within myriad settings, from epic main stage performances to intimate acoustic shows, to the many performances accompanying yoga classes. And if the artists inspire you on stage, you can try your hand at a few tunes with drumming, guitar and other music workshops happening throughout the festival.
Get outdoors and dive deep into the surrounding natural beauty with one of Wanderlust’s many guided adventures. Flow and float on a standup paddleboard, explore the surrounding bays by kayak, test your sea legs on a surfboard, or roam the shore on horseback.
The Speakeasy is Wanderlust Festival’s lecture series on subjects pertaining to a ‘mindful life’, with an inspiring lineup including prominent authors, yoga teachers, musicians, health experts, business leaders, and filmmakers. The Speakeasy provides a casual setting for speakers to offer a short lecture and respond to attendees’ questions. It’s a chance to interact with, and learn from, some of the most engaging thinkers at Wanderlust.
Grass-fed, cold-pressed, small-batch, gluten-free … if it’s got a hyphen and is good to eat, it’s likely at Wanderlust. Wanderlust offers healthy fare throughout the festival, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite from the handpicked vendors in our Food Co-op or sitting down at the Farm to Table Dinner the mountain top local food experience. ‘For those with a wee bit of thirst, we also offer Wanderlust Uncorked, small gatherings featuring the best craft wine & beer and even better company.
There’s truly something for anyone trying to better themselves this October at Wanderlust, so if you’re interested visit Wanderlust Festival, Sunshine Coast for more information.