Lust for Life

“We’ve always used the word ‘wanderlust’ metaphorically around self-exploration,” says Wanderlust Festival co-founder Jeff Krasno. “We play around with that idea quite a bit -- exploring the world and discovering your best self.”

So what does a festival honoring that word look like? It includes lots of yoga and inspirational live music (including Caravan Palace and electronica star Moby), a kids-and-family program, biking and hiking and running programs – and food. “This year we really worked on a number of different things as pertains to food, from an educational perspective and an eating perspective,” Krasno says. To that end, there will be a special meal created by Top Chef's Hugh Acheson, food lectures by experts and other nosh-related activities.

And the festival is accessible to yoga practitioners of all levels, he adds. “There certainly are some high-level teachers who will appeal to the more advanced practitioner, but we do have a lot of basic classes. There’s definitely room for people who are curious about yoga, and we offer a huge variety of other things to do. You can do meditation and yoga in the morning and then go on a nature walk led by a local naturalist.”

Tickets range from $15 for individual music events to $475 for a deluxe package. Wanderlust runs today through Sunday, July 7, at Copper Mountain Resort; visit for a full schedule and to purchase tickets.
July 4-7, 2013

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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