Music + Yoga Festival Survival Guide

Music + Yoga Festival Survival Guide

Five years ago, I packed my bags and boarded a flight for my first trip to Wanderlust in Squaw Valley. I had been looking forward to four full days of hiking, music and yoga for months. This would be the highlight of my summer. And it was fun, inspirational and transformative, but I also endured headaches and had trouble sleeping. Getting dizzy, nausea, headaches from altitude sickness, jet lag, sunburn or dehydration can turn a great day upside down in the wrong kind of way. Here is Part 1 of the complete survival guide to yoga festivals to keep you feeling great so you can get your yoga groove on all way in the mountains or desert this festival season.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

How to Prepare:

  • Cruise the event schedule online before the event. I enjoy reading teacher bios and class descriptions—you might not have the full access to all the information when you land on-site.
  • Front load the first day with classes you definitely want to take while you are fully charged. Then you won’t feel guilty or get a “fear of missing out” later in the weekend when you need to rest because you stayed up all night dancing.
  • Commit to at least one class with a teacher you have never met, or a style you have never tried! Because why not?
  • Research the weather (might it rain?) and altitude. Traveling from sea level to the top of some mountains for an all out yoga-thon can be rough. Eating enough calories and staying hydrated can help battle the change in altitude.
  • Changing time zones? Eat breakfast the day before you leave, at the time of your new time zone to help reset your digestive clock.

Wondering what to bring?  Check out Part 2 next week when I share the ultimate packing list for your yoga adventure!!

Deven Sisler

Deven Sisler, will empower your practice on and off your mat. A senior certified AcroYoga teacher she is known for her joyful, playful approach to partnership and collaboration, and her articulate teaching. Deven is not only an avid yogi and acrobat, but a seasoned administrator and social media maven known for authentic marketing strategies. Her writing provokes thought, inspiration and holistic wellness. She is excited and honored to be the lead AcroYoga teacher on the Wanderlust Yoga + Music Festival Tour 2015. Learn more