How to Rise at Wanderlust: My top 3 Soul Workouts to Optimize your Adventure

wanderlust-festival-vermont-yoga-2Wanderlust is certainly an adventure. It’s a four-day nature-fueled yoga bonanza loaded with opportunities to explore. Below are a few ways to optimize your experience:

1. Release your expectations
Expectation is the mother of disappointment. And no one has time for disappointment when there’s happiness to be had! Give yourself the freedom to flow and change course throughout the day. This openness allows you to spend more energy enjoying each moment instead of making sure you get everything on your schedule done. Tune into your body and what you need that day. For example, maybe the power yoga class you originally planned on doing will change into a more relaxing meditative practice. As I always say, less expectation, more exploration!

2. Get out of your comfort zone
Call me crazy, but I love opportunities to get out of my comfort zone, and Wanderlust is a great way to do just that. For example, you can try a new style of yoga, a meditation class, smile and say ‘hi” to a stranger, or even try out some new dance moves at the concerts! Try at least one thing out of your comfort zone during Wanderlust and feel the sweet expansion and sense of fulfillment that comes along with it.

3. Connect with nature  
Part of the Wanderlust experience is being in the mountains and immersing yourself in nature. I highly recommend you take an opportunity to enjoy your surroundings. There is always so much going on at the festival, so maybe take a mid-day break to go sit in the grass and write in your journal or even take a nap. That’s is what I call Nature Therapy!

Releasing your expectations, getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with nature are my top ways to ensure you have an extraordinary experience at Wanderlust. Try them at Wanderlust, and then try them again when you get home from Wanderlust… because your everyday life is an adventure too.

amanda christianAmanda Christian is a soul-fueled writer, yoga teacher and creator of weekly YouTube videos called Soul Workouts. You can catch Amanda guiding yoga treks this summer at Wanderlust Squaw July 17-20th