You can win 2 tickets to Ziggy Marley at Wanderlust VT (June 23rd in Stratton, VT) via Laughing River Yoga! Simply visit LRY on Facebook, like our page, and post an answer to this question: How do music and yoga overlap? The answer with the most likes by June 15, wins!
If you’re interested in checking out the yoga, lectures and other daytime activities at Wanderlust Festival, please look for an “all activity” tickets. More info can be found at stratton.wanderlustfestival.com. Click under PLAN, then TICKETS, FAQ
You’re free to roam the festival grounds without any ticket — you only need a ticket for scheduled activities and main stage or late night music. Roam through art installations, check out the craft goods in the Kula Market, go for a hike, or taste some local & organic delicacies in the food co-op.
If you’re looking to book hotel rooms on site, there are a variety of affordable rooms reserved. Please visit Wanderlust lodging page on the website for more info.
Hope to see you at Ziggy Marley!
The lineup has been announced and tickets are available on sale for the 2nd Wanderlust Festival at Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. Also, new this year is Wanderland ~ on-site campground at the festival for an affordable and fun place to stay!
Wanderlust Festival: One interesting thing to note about our yoga studio is that all 3 co-founders have been asked to teach at Wanderlust VT- for the 2nd year in a row. This makes us very proud. Emily Garrett, Sofi Dillof, and Jane Jarecki Lanza. Also from our awesome staff of instructors: Gabby Goldberg and Danny Morris have been asked to lead hikes at Wanderlust. For a small state, we’re psyched to be so well represented and feel confident about the quality of yoga we offer. Read more…
You teach a style of yoga called LifeForce, which is used to manage depression and anxiety. Tell us a little more about this practice.
What makes LifeForce different is that it doesn’t make up any new techniques, but it pulls specific techniques from different yogic traditions to help mange our moods. It then organizes them in a way that makes it very user friendly for people who are dealing with anxiety and depression. Even if you aren’t into yoga, you can look at the practice and say: ok, this breathing technique and this sound and this pose is what I need today. Then, you can put those together and practice it. It could take a minute or 30 seconds to do some of these practices. On another day, you might feel completely different, but you’ll have the understanding of how the breath affects your mood. Then you can look at the techniques and choose the ones that you need for that day. The essence of LifeForce yoga is organizing these traditional techniques in a way that is very easy to follow for people who are dealing with mood issues.
In class you were very open in saying that you came to LifeForce Yoga through your own depression. How has your journey evolved since you found this practice?
Throughout my adult life I’ve had periods of depression and periods of anxiety. I live in Vermont and I’m really affected by the darkness of the winters that last for a very long time. So I find that it’s a constant struggle. Yoga is helpful for mood issues in general, but I think what’s changed is that with LifeForce Yoga, I feel more empowered because the techniques just work so well and so quickly. It makes me feel so proactive because I know that this is a system that’s really designed to help with the issues that I was experiencing. It’s like if you’re feeling down, you can take Zoloft, which I’m not against at all, I think it can be really helpful for people, or else you can use this mantra or this breathing technique. It’s just tightened it up for me. It’s not the only type of yoga that I practice, but when I’m going through a depressive period, I’ll jump into my LifeForce yoga practice and it’s really effective so I feel more in control.
What does it mean to you as a local Vermont teacher to be a part of the Wanderlust Festival?
When they first asked me to teach of course I had extreme anxiety, but it’s really fun being here. I’m really involved with Off the Mat into the World, and we have a huge contingency here. Seane Corn, Suzanne Sterling and Kerri Kelly are teaching here so I feel really privileged to be teaching at an event that they are teaching at. I have a lot of support and a lot of friends here so it’s been really great. Very exciting.
It is here. The first day of summer and the sun was right on schedule, bestowing us with a hot, bright day. As I write, at 9 pm, it is still light outside. The peas in the garden have begun to flower. Fresh air wafts through the window. I feel an increase in energy and a desire to celebrate. This weekend is the perfect time for the Wanderlust Festival in Bondville, VT where yogis and musicians will gather to practice yoga, listen to music, celebrate and revel in the outdoors. Jane, Emily and Sofi will all be teaching at Wanderlust this weekend and many other LRY teachers and yogis will be there to practice and enjoy. Whether you make it to Wanderlust or not this weekend, we wish you a summer full of long, lazy days where your only worry is to remember to pack your swimsuit.