Indie Rock + Yoga ?

John Friend, center, a famous yoga instructor, leads a session at the Wanderlust festival at Lake Tahoe. (c) Jon Hyde for NY Times.

John Friend, center, a famous yoga instructor, leads a session at the Wanderlust festival at Lake Tahoe. (c) Jon Hyde for NY Times.

John Friend, center, a famous yoga instructor, leads a session at the Wanderlust festival at Lake Tahoe. (c) Jon Hyde for NY Times.

Yeah, sounds like a combination out of a bad cappuccino commercial, but for this past weekend at least, indie rock and yoga went hand in hand as the Wanderlust festival unraveled itself over a three days period of non stop energy channeling and heavy rockin’ in the chilly Lake Taho, CA.

Some big names, both in the indie rock and yoga scenes, appeared on stage at the festival like Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Common, Girl Talk or Roggue Wave, and John Friend, Shiva Rea or Duncan Wong respectively (quite blissful surnames, don’t you think?).

We want people to leave feeling better than they did when they came, transformed in some positive way,” said Jeff Krasno, a music executive who created the festival with his wife, Schuyler Grant, a yoga teacher. She said their vision was “to incorporate the exuberance and the joy and the fun of a music festival, and the deeper experience of a yoga retreat,” adding: “To go to a three-day fairly hedonistic experience where you’re going to be drinking, probably, and smoking a joint, maybe, and dancing all night, and then do yoga and walk away feeling good, how cool would that be?”

Swap the Yogo with two rounds of mojitos and you’ve got yourself a deal. Still the experience tempeted over 4000 people who attended the festival this weekend, paying between $25 to $165 for tickets to the music or the yoga.

Hey, what’s next, yoga + the Netherlands’ Cannabis Cup ?

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  • http://n.a. erika

    lol. just think: it could be worse if the bands ‘yogo’d too. (added by Mobile using Mippin)

  • http://sharemp3rapidshare.blogspot.com/ javas

    is that on decking?
    Mp3 Tracklist:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps5nG_RzB4g Robert Treister

    If you like indie-rock…I just discovered Sorry Ok Yes…know them for 2 minutes, don’t know any stuff of them, but they are fucking awesome! \m/ Listen: Sorry Ok Yes – Self Reliant