Wanderlust : true north

© Melissa Gayle

By Frédrick D’Anterny

For this fifth such event, Wanderlust festival invites us to explore our personal true north through activities that call on our five senses. Launched in 2013, this unique, international-calibre festival last year gathered together more than 7,000 participants.


From August 23 to 26, festival-goers can each experience and explore, at their own speed and according to their tastes, the magic of Wanderlust. The festival program can be described in a few key words, each of which holds a vast universe. Train, listen, explore, learn and taste are the doors through which festival participants will be able to travel on a search for their own true north.

On the program, courses in yoga and meditation and healthy physical activities surrounded by the magic of nature embodied in our mountains. There are also dance and music shows, and presentations on the body and soul as well as organic and natural nutrition prepared by local professionals.


Carmen Curtis invites participants to experience the yoga of water by feeling their cellular connection with this element which makes up 80 per cent of the human body. Water is also featured by Jeramie Vaine and his friendly yoqa on a paddleboard.

In the company of Chelsey Korus, it’s easy to launch a return to real love through movements inspired by dance. Annie Langlois offers a yoga based on the five senses, the feelings, and the physical sensations that are expressed through the body. Also present, yogis Geneviève Guérard, Briohny Smyth, Mélanie Richards and several others.


Meditation, the art of breathing, but also that of contemplation all blend with the music of the artists present such as Alice Phoebe Lou, Beautiful Chorus, Tavana or Tank and the Bangas. In the space called The Cookout, epicures can taste a buffet of grilled meats presented along with tasty vegetalian or vegetarian dishes prepared without gluten. After the yoga, why not board the boat Happiest Hour to nibble, socialize or simply enjoy a restful, sound-full atmosphere.


Thanks to the Speakeasy presentations, participants can become familiar with essential subjects such as the ways to optimize one’s health and wellbeing, with Audrey Sckoropad. Establishing healthy, satisfying relationships is Mark Groves’s specialty. You can also start listening to your body with Robyn Youkoulis, who will provide valuable advice on holistic health.

The “must” activity of the evening, close to the beach, will undoubtedly be the famous Silent Disco, at which each person – wearing their own sound helmet – will choose his or her DJs…among which will be DJ SeriousBlack. It will have participants returning home with hearts and souls filled with energy.


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