THE HEART OF WELLNESS
These days, we think wellness is about more than how you practice, what you eat, or how much you sleep. In fact, it’s about more than you — it’s also about us, about our communities, our societies, our politics, and our planet. It’s about exploring the many interconnected ways in which we, as humans, can increase our health and happiness, thrive, and reach our innate human potential. And it’s also about recognising and correcting the many ways in which we, as humans, cause our individual and collective well-being to decline. It seems increasingly pointless just to perfect our practice if, as Greta bluntly tells us, our house is on fire. With that realisation, the heart of wellness has evolved and expanded.
We’re proud of what Wanderlust has become. Abstracted to the highest level, we think Wanderlust is a festival that celebrates human potential. Our events are a curated cauldron of experts, artists, practices and ideas, a place to stir the pot of possibility and watch the alchemy. The meditation and yoga help us quiet our minds, the group fitness and outdoor activities strengthen our bodies and reconnect us to nature. The ideas challenge our ingrained thought patterns, while the arts fill us with wonder and inspire us to create. Last, but not least, there’s the power of community itself. Community supports healthy habits and picks us up when we fall.
GLOBAL ECONOMY FACING CHALLENGES
Mounting these mindful extravaganzas takes a village, and it is with the contributions and collaboration of our audience, talent, and like minded partners that we’re able to produce on this scale. With the global economy facing challenges that couldn’t have been predicted, one of our main partners had to pull out of this year’s partnership. This unfortunately left a financial gap, and we too cannot afford significant losses after two years of pandemic. The only remaining options are to raise ticket prices (something we haven’t done since our inception in 2017) or postpone the event until 2023. After careful consideration, we have decided that the best path is to postpone until next year 2023.
You can expect a thoroughly reimagined, Wanderlust 108 London on Saturday 9 September, 2023, taking place in the urban oasis of Battersea Park. This shift toward hosting Wanderlust 108 in the autumn has been something we’ve wanted for some time: the season when people return from summer travels to the city, to their studies, and to their practice. Our mindful triathlon has always emphasised fun, community and accessibility, bringing high-quality yoga, mindfulness practice and fitness to beginners and experts alike. For next year, we are recalibrating our offering and exploring a two-day urban escape, including the mindful triathlon, and the signature festival experience within your grasp. For you to step into what’s beyond: new ideas, new friends, new foods, new moves, new experiences. And at the end of all this blissed-out exploring you’ll find you’ve come home—to yourself.
Finally, we are relaunching the Wanderlust Journal, dedicated to sharing inspired and informed knowledge about the modern mindful lifestyle: practice, impact, wisdom, connection, nourish and wander(lust). We empower readers to live inspired, happy, and purpose-driven lives
From mindful drinking, functional medicine, gut health, to fertility, watch out for some exciting campaigns and smaller community gatherings we have planned for the rest of the year. Plus competitions, lots more competitions to win some great goodies! Follow us on social Instagram and Facebook for updates.
2022 Wanderlust 108 London tickets will automatically be carried over to Wanderlust 108 London, 2023 and we will honour the same ticket price for one day event access. However, all 2022 ticket holders are entitled to a full refund so drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange this for you.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us directly here.
Wanderlust UK Team