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5 Reasons to go to Wanderlust Squaw Valley This Weekend

After attending Wanderlust 108 San Francisco this past May, I understand how Wanderlust’s transformative festivals are something worth investing in for yogis, campers and music festival junkies alike. And they’re offering something even grander in Northern California this weekend.

One of many Wanderlust festivals hosted across the U.S. and worldwide, Wanderlust Squaw Valley is described as a 4-day celebration of mindful living. From July 16-19, the festival will give attendees the chance to unplug from ordinary life and plug into a weekend camping experience filled with yoga, meditation, live music, educational speakers, artists and chefs.  There will be local and sustainable foods served, which means grass-fed, cold-pressed, small-batch and gluten-free foods, with a farm-to-table guarantee. There will also be craft wine and beer available for those who are of age and plan on attending.

The music line-up this year features Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Swells and Wild Child. With great music accompanying your experience, what makes this music festival standout from the rest is their offering of a large assortment of interactive activities that will stimulate the mind and body. If you still need some convincing, here are 5 reasons why you should attend Wanderlust Squaw Valley this summer:

1. Getting Unplugged

photo by Victoria Kobayashi (www.toraaae.com)

I, myself, am not a yogi, but sitting in on the lessons and listening to the instructor teach everyone how to relax was a help to me, even as a mere observer listening to what the different speakers and instructors were saying. Wanderlust provides a space to engage where people tend to put away their everyday responsibilities, technologies and egos.

2. Connecting

photo by Victoria Kobayashi (www.toraaae.com)

Festivals provide a creative space for people with similar creative interests to come together and enjoy the same thing. This gives attendees the opportunity to meet more people with similar experiences and maybe finding some new friends.

3. Letting Go

"Only Love is Real" - MC Yogi

Yoga isn’t just good for relaxing but also good for letting go of tensions in your life.

4. Self-Exploration

photo by Victoria Kobayashi (www.toraaae.com)

Workshops are a place that you can visit throughout the festival to take as a learning experience, time to relate or simply as a time holder while you’re trying to relax at the festival.

5. Dance your butt off!

photo by Victoria Kobayashi (www.toraaae.com)

There will be a variety of entertainment options. From dance parties to intimate acoustic sets to yoga speakers your body will be able to let loose this summer. Thievery Corporation and Michael Franti will be among some of the music acts, and MC Yogi, will be making his return to the Wanderlust stage, easing our mind along with some yoga work outs.

Check out photos form their Wanderlust 108 Event in San Francisco, CA, to get a taste of what you’re in for! However, event organizers said that Wanderlust Squaw Valley will be much grander and even more of an immersive experience–a nice summer weekend getaway in Northern California.

Tickets are on sale now at eventbrite.com!

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YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/WanderlustFestival

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Photography: www.toraaae.com
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Featured photo by Tom O’Neill. Article photos by Victoria Kobayashi.

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Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

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