Wanderlust Offers Yoga-Based Winter Break at O’ahu Festival

Wanderlust is a mid-winter festival that focuses on the practice of yoga. And its mid-winter dates, Feb. 23-26, make Turtle Bay Resort in O’ahu, Hawaii, an attractive destination. The festival includes live music, guided adventures, local grub, speakers and, of course, yoga sessions.

The festival organizers have pinned down the preferences of the modern day yoga-lover. With all levels and styles in mind, Wanderlust will feature instructors leading classes such as vinyasa flow and relaxing yin as well as more intense sessions including aerial yoga and standup paddleboard yoga. Those who want a more adventurous approach to the weekend can enjoy the lush Hawaiian landscape. Wanderlust will be providing guided trips such as downhill mountain-biking, ocean-style standup paddle-boarding and surfing.

Music will play a prominent role as well. This year the artists will range from R&B to electronic.  Michigan DJ Griz will bring his saxophone-filled electro-soul to O’ahu to perform as one of the weekends headliners. Alongside him will be Allen Stone, a self-described “hippie with soul,” who will treat Wanderlust attendees to his version of rhythm and blues. Son Little, a Philly-based blues and soul artist, will perform tracks from his self-titled debut album.  

This year’s speakers include Katie H. Willcox, one of the leading advocates for healthy body image in young girls; and Keegan Kuhn, co-director of the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.” The event’s Food Co-op will be stocked with craft kombucha and superfood smoothies. Aveda will host a beauty bar that will feature spa-like treatments and eco-friendly beauty products. Alcohol was not forgotten either, as wine and spirit samplings will be found throughout the grounds. Those looking to do some shopping can swing by The Kuilima Market for some local artisan wares and handspun goods.

Wanderlust O’ahu is Feb. 23-26 at Turtle Bar Resort in O’ahu, Hawaii. Ticket are here.