Recharge and re­lax with your fel­low Philadel­phi­ans at this year’s Wan­der­lust.

Roll out the mats: In­ter­na­tional yoga fest Wan­der­lust is back in Philly.

Philadelphia Style - - CONTENTS - By Lexi Hill // Pho­tog­ra­phy by Melissa Tilley

For the sec­ond year in a row, the world’s largest pro­ducer of yoga life­style events is com­ing to Phil­a­del­phia. Ex­cept this year, yo­gis can ex­pect the day­long health and well­ness gath­er­ing to be even bet­ter than 2016. Dubbed the globe’s first and only “mind­ful triathlon,” Philly joins 60 host cities (and count­ing) for Wan­der­lust 108 on Sept. 30 at the Navy Yard.

Named for the spir­i­tu­ally sa­cred num­ber of 108, for which the in­di­vid­ual num­bers rep­re­sent unity, whole­ness and un­lim­ited pos­si­bil­ity, re­spec­tively, Wan­der­lust is the per­fect set­ting to recharge and re­lax along­side fel­low yoga fans. The event be­gins with a 5-kilo­me­ter run or walk in part­ner­ship with Adi­das, fol­lowed by a charged- up yoga flow class led by world- class in­struc­tors like Chelsey Korus, with beats by DJ Drez and a 30-minute med­i­ta­tion ses­sion led by Noah Levine.

Wan­der­lust co- CEO Sean Hoess likens the event to a fes­ti­val at­mos­phere with its “live DJ, craft vend­ing, lo­cal foods and a wide va­ri­ety of bonus ac­tiv­i­ties to drop into. It’s maybe the only fes­ti­val that you’ll leave feel­ing health­ier than when you ar­rived.”

New to the pro­gram this year is the “play all day” com­po­nent, which al­lows at­ten­dees to par­tic­i­pate in ad­di­tional yoga classes like Aireal Yoga and Acro Yoga, among oth­ers. How­ever, if you’d rather catch your breath, you can swing by the Kula Mar­ket­place to pick up Wan­der­lust’s sig­na­ture veg­e­tar­ian- friendly Wan­der­bowl be­fore sit­ting down to en­joy a pic­nic with friends, or up­grade your yoga pants to a pair from Adi­das x Wan­der­lust, a line of ac­tivewear cre­ated by the two part­ners. An­other rea­son to feel good? For ev­ery ticket sold, Wan­der­lust is con­tribut­ing $1.08 to No Kid Hun­gry in an ef­fort to help end child­hood hunger. Tick­ets from $40, 4747 S. Broad St., wan­der­lust.com

“It’s maybe the only fes­ti­val that you’ ll leave feel­ing health­ier than when you ar­rived.” – SEAN HOESS

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