Feng Shui for the Soul

Ever been to a big music festival and after hours of booze, nonstop junk food, blazing sun, and, uh, blazing you feel like you need to get your chi in check? Well, instead of drunkenly lying on top of a tie-dyed blanket in the middle of a never-ending-jam-band jam hoping to savasana your way back to sanity, why don’t you get your rejuvenation on while enjoying audible awesomeness courtesy of Bonobo and Shaman’s Dream at the Wanderlust Festival when it comes to the Standard Spa (40 Island Ave., Miami Beach) on Thursday? What the downward dog is Wanderlust? Think yoga retreat meets music fest sprinkled with all the amazing natural aquatic views and serenity-inducing amenities (i.e., an aroma steam room, hamam, Roman waterfall hot tub, cedar sauna, mud lounge) that the Standard has to offer. There will be poolside meditation workshops, lectures, and demonstrations from an elite, hand-picked compilation of presenters and around-the-clock yoga classes by well-known local and national teachers like Vira Yoga’s Elena Brower and Kula Yoga’s Schulyer Grant. And thanks to all the replenishments, you can party all night in the spa’s Lido Lounge, where DJs will keep you dancing until the sun comes up. Afterward, you can sleep for an hour or two; concur crow pose in another yoga class; take a dip in the Standard’s infinity pool; check out Garth Stevenson, Prasanna, and the Mayapuris as they play on a stage backed by the ocean; and rinse and repeat. Tickets cost $145 to $3,180 depending on what package tickles your flying cow.
Thu., March 17, 2011
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Elyse Wanshel