Your Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver – August 2019

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You’re in Vancouver, the sun is out, and you’re likely in very good company. Why not check out an outdoor yoga class, eat some good soul food, or take an incredible day trip from the city? Make the most of the rest of summer — here’s out pick of August’s wellness events!

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Yoga with a mountain view. | Photo: Mat Collective

Outdoor Yoga (Various dates in August)

Who doesn’t want to complement their yoga practice with a supernatural view? Luckily for locals and visitors alike, both city and mountain view classes are available for the rest of the summer – roll up your mat and check out these classes:

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Find your zen in the mountains at Wanderlust Whistler. | Image: Wanderlust Facebook page

Wanderlust Festival (August 1-4, annual)

Experience the world’s leading yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and more at the annual Wanderlust Festival in Whistler! Only a couple hours’ drive from Vancouver, Whistler is a fantastic day-trip or overnight option before coming back into the city. This year’s festival headliners include Blissology yoga founder Eoin Finn, popular Vinyasa guru Janet Stone, and Wild author Cheryl Strayed. Check out the Wanderlust schedule and full lineup here!

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When the sun goes down, the fun goes up. Celebrate summer at the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival. | Photo via event Facebook page

SeaWheeze Sunset Festival (August 17)

While lululemon’s SeaWheeze half-marathon is sold out for registration, the event’s Sunset Festival at Stanley Park is the perfect place to get in on festival’s the incredible energy of the day. Popular American DJ Kaskade is headlining the music lineup, and world-renowned yoga teacher Baron Baptiste will kick the evening off with a yoga practice that will keep the good vibes flowing into the night. Click here for more info and to get your tickets!

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Railtown Tailgate Barbecue (August 18)

Have you lived if you haven’t had good barbecue? Get your appetites ready, because the popular Railtiown Cafe is bringing back their Tailgate Barbecue Series! The Railtown Cafe will roll out a custom-built, 12-foot barbecue barrel for the highly anticipated food events, where barbecue-lovers will be able to chow down on perfectly grilled meats and flavourful sides. For more info and to get your tickets, click here.

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Unite Yoga Beach Party (August 18)

Enjoy a day in nature to play, stretch, grow, and feed your soul! Meet new people and take time to just sit and take it all in. Join the UNITE crew in raising summer vibes with a day full of fun and connection! The day will feature live music, yoga, vendors, and more — for more info and to purchase tickets for you and a friend, click here.

wellness events vancouverHandloggers Half Marathon (August 31)

Run for the hills of Bowen Island for a day trip and get your cardio in! This mountain trail run is a challenging 21km counter clockwise loop around the island’s Mt. Gardner. The race raises funds in support of Bowen Island Trail Society and other worthy causes which benefit members of the Bowen Island community. To register and for more information, click here.

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