When you think mindfulness practices, I’m guessing a triathlon doesn’t come to mind. Triathletes tend to be pretty intense types who actually want to plunge into the Hudson River, bike the West Side Highway, and then run around Central Park.
Those participating in Wanderlust 108 may be pretty different. The world’s only mindful triathlon—a 5K run, followed by a 90-minute vinyasa flow, followed by a 30-minute guided meditation—is meant to be noncompetitive and so chill that you can do whatever parts of it you want to. You can walk instead of run, or skip any of the three activities. Or just join for the picnic featuring organic food from local vendors; shop for crafts at the open-air market; and try acroyoga, hooping, or an essential oils workshop.
If it sounds like a mini wellness festival, that’s because it is: Wanderlust 108 is put on by the organizers behind the Wanderlust Festival, multiday events that combine yoga and live music in various outdoor spots in the U.S. and abroad. (Schuyler Grant, one of the three cofounders, also owns the well-loved studio Kula Yoga Project in Tribeca.) Local instructors Elena Brower and Lauren Imparato will lead the yoga, while festival favorite DJ Drez will provide the day’s soundtrack.
Why You Should Go: If you’ve always wanted to learn more about yoga or meditation, this event is a fun entry point. If you’re more experienced, you’ll be challenged in a supportive way.
The Nethermead at Prospect Park
Entrance at Prospect Park Southwest and Captain Vincent E. Brunton Way, Windsor Terrace
Sunday, September 10
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Make it a wellness weekend around Brooklyn; let us book you a few classes.