Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Matas: video of green+yoga+music Wanderlust Festival, in Lake Tahoe.
Video via Alex King of Mitomedia for elephantjournal.com.
I've been in this business for seven years, and Wanderlust Fest is the first time I've ever seen first tier yoga in a context of "hip"...or big-time music in a context of mindfulness (green, yoga etc.). Rothbury and Bonnaroo are green, and huge, but don't have the yoga classes/teachers element.
From the hip, clean web site to the musical acts (Sharon Jones, Michael Franti Common, Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, Honey Bros., Andrew Bird, Spoon, Jenny Lewis, Kaki King, MC Yogi...) to the yoga stars--Shiva Rea, John Friend, Elena Brower...it was a can't miss event (which I missed, though my savvy staff didn't). Kudos to the co-founders, Sean and Jeff--and I'll be there next year, fo'sho.
Next year, we hope to offer our talk show at Wanderlust, lending an additional "how we can save the world in a fun way" element, inviting and interviewing the likes of, say, Deepak Chopra, Bill McKibben, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Alice Waters or Michael Pollan--and interviewing and finding out what's behind the music, and asking and exploring how the yogis take their practice off the mat.
And so, with a mixture of jealousy and gratitude to (videographer) Alex and (talent) Matas, who put together the fun, longer-than-our-usual video below, and to the lovely Joana Smith, our writer/photographer who most diligently and poetically covered the Fest (with an assist from her husband, who also attended)--enjoy--and see you there next year.
Full screen it (and click here for lots more videos):
Click here for my personal addendum to the above, re why I didn't go to Wanderlust.
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