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Wanderlust announces the world’s first and only “mindful triathlon,” which includes a stop in New Orleans.
March 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

The producer of the largest yoga lifestyle event in the world, Wanderlust — in partnership with adidas — has revealed the springtime North American dates and locations for Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and only “mindful triathlon.” Anchored in large public parks around the world (in New Orleans, it takes place at Scout Island in City Park on April 1), the unique triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk); a large-scale, outdoor yoga class; and a guided meditation led by the world’s top teachers. There will also be music from live DJs and an array of surprises throughout the day. New for this year, Wanderlust will also feature a scheduled class — such as AIReal Yoga, acro yoga, hooping, walking meditation, photography workshop, DJ academy, Essential Oils 101 or an extra community yoga experience from favorite local teachers at The Haven (a brand-new, tented venue). Attendees can also choose from bonus field games that will be offered afterwards, or they can visit The Lounge to relax and watch inspiring videos from Wanderlust TV.

There will also be the Kula Marketplace, which will showcase local craft vendors (including clothing, jewelry and handcrafted items). Local and organic food vendors also will be on site, as well as Wanderlust’s signature True North Cafe & Juice Bar, and a Kombucha garden. Or choose the picnic lunch option, the Wanderbowl, which is a Mexican-inspired vegetarian meal of rice, beans, cheese, avocado and mango-lime-cilantro salsa, plus snacks and a beverage.

MC Yogi will be ringleader at the event, and high-energy yoga classes will be taught by Chelsey Korus. Noah Levine from Against The Stream Meditation Society will lead the meditation portion of the triathlon, and DJ Drez will spin the tunes.

In case locals can’t make the event in NOLA, additional nearby tour dates include April 8 (Charlotte, N.C.); April 9 (Atlanta); and April 15 (Dallas). Tickets start at $21.