Wanderlust—the burgeoning festival combining the holistic experience of a yoga getaway with the swagger of a rock show—this year will be the first ever Wanderlust Vermont. This 4-day event—expanding for the first time after 4 years in Lake Tahoe, Ca—brings together the world’s best yoga instructors, musical and theatrical performers, and leading minds – all in settings of breathtaking natural beauty. You can watch a clip of the 2010 Wanderlust here.
Off The Mat
About Off the Mat Into The World
“Off the Mat Into the World uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change. They do this by facilitating personal empowerment through leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and initiating local and global service projects.
OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga “off the mat and into the world,” expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. They have trained over 600 yogis, many of whom have gone on to take action in their communities. To date, the OTM community has collaborated to raise almost $2 million dollars for local and global projects in need.
Each year, OTM initiates local and international service projects and trips known as Seva Challenges. These experiences offer the chance to contribute to the well being of others while transforming your own life. In 2011, OTM will unite our efforts around the following projects:
The Global Seva Challenge Haiti
A transformational journey that builds community, provokes critical consciousness about global issues of social justice and equity, and raises significant funds to support communities in crisis. In 2011, OTM will focus on Haiti. Working in collaboration with local organizations, we will respond to critical needs, create long term solutions and empower local individuals to become sustainable and self sufficient.
Empowered Youth Initiative
Examines some of the root causes of crime, poverty, disenfranchisement, and marginalization in minority and urban youth in America. In 2011, OTM’s focus will be in the city of Los Angeles, raising funds to support local programs that work with young people in LA.
OTM sees yogis everywhere taking their yoga off the mat, into the world!” (Source)
Want to help OTM? Participate in my Yoga Aid Challenge Charity Auction and Raffle:
Yoga Aid Auction:
I’ll have an auction next Tuesday (June 21, 2011) for all of your gently used or new items or services you’d like to donate. The only requirements are that the items be vegan (no fur, leather, suede, or if it’s food animal ingredients or byproducts). If you donate the items, you will also be donating the shipping cost to send your item to the winning bidder.
100% of the proceeds will go to Off The Mat.
If you would like to participate, please send a pic of what you’d like to donate and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday June 15, 2011.
In addition to the auction I am going to do a raffle for a box of goodies (to be posted soon) to enter the for the raffle all you need to do is donate $5 for one entry and $10 for three directly on my fundraising page. In the notes please put Cook.Vegan.Lover. Raffle.