If you’re a die-hard music fan, you go to Coachella. If you’re a die-hard yogi – you pack for Wanderlust. The multi-city, continent-wide festival circuit peaked this last weekend at Squaw Valley, one of Wanderlust’s premiere destinations and one of the biggest yoga events of the summer. We spent a day with Sophie Jaffe of Philosophie and three of her yogi bffs – Caley Alyssa, Caitlin Turner, and Aubrey Marie – as they explored the hills and got their flow on…
Wanderlust Squaw Valley is always quite an adventure and this year was the best one yet. Hundreds of incredibly inspiring yoginis from all over the world take over the valley for the weekend, spreading their light so far and wide.
After superfood smoothie bowls at our cabin in the morning (see the recipe tomorrow morning!), we wandered over to the festival for a chakra reset, massages and “yogi hair” with Aveda – mostly braids! We then headed for the hills to snap some breathtaking shots in nature. I’m sharing the instructions for two of my favorite poses from the day. Braid that mane and give these two a try…
How To Do Triangle Pose
● Strengthens the legs
● Stretches the groins, hamstrings, and hips
● Opens the chest and shoulders
● Can help relieve back pain
From Warrior 2, straighten your front leg. Reach the front arm towards the front of the room, engaging your right thigh as you go.
Drop your hand down onto your shin or ankle. If you are more open, bring your hand to the floor on the inside or outside of your right foot.
How To Do Dancer Pose
● Increases balance + focus
● Strengthens the back, legs, and hip muscles
● Opens the chest
● Stretches the hip flexors
From Mountain Pose, move your weight to your right foot. After bending the left knee and moving your left foot to the buttock, take a hold of the outside of your left foot with your left hand. Move your right hand to your hip.
While keeping your torso upright, open your chest and find balance. Inhale and shift the left foot back into your hand, elevating the leg so your thigh is parallel to the earth.
Lift the right arm so that it’s slightly higher than your ear or parallel with the ground.