The Highlight of my Summer: Wanderlust, My Spirit Junkie Sleepaway Camp

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My summer began with a series of retreats and live events. I kicked off retreat season with a debut appearance at Wanderlust Festival in Vermont. As a new yoga teacher it was an honor to be invited to share my work with the Wanderlust community of hardcore yogis.

As I drove up the mountain toward the festival entrance, I felt a rush of energy pass through my body. It was a familiar experience–the same feeling I had each summer as I arrived at sleepaway camp. Throughout my whole life I’ve gotten high off large-scale gatherings of like-minded people. Wanderlust was my new camp!

The next morning I journeyed into the main festival tent to get mic’d for my talk. I felt the energy of the community as hundreds of high-vibe yogis entered into the space. I hit the stage and a power greater than me took over before I even said a word. That lecture was the highlight of my summer (so far), and I’m psyched to share it with you.

Enjoy the video from my Speakeasy talk at Wanderlust Vermont:

More pics from Wanderlust!

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About Gabrielle Bernstein

  “So long, Carrie Bradshaw—there’s a new role model for go-getting thirty-somethings. Gabrielle Bernstein is doling out inner peace and self-love for the post-modern spiritual set.”~Elle magazine   Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as “a new role model”, motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness. September 2011 Gabrielle launches her second book, Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In 2008 she launched her social networking site HerFuture.com for young women to find mentors. HerFuture’s growing community exceeds 11,000 members. Gabrielle was just one year out of college, when she co-founded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, a non-profit professional organization that connects female entrepreneurs.That same year, Gabrielle incorporated her own boutique public relations company, SparkPlug Communications. In 2003 Gabrielle was the president of the Young Professionals Council for NARAL Pro Choice New York. Her brainchild event Strut Your Choice became a YPCC yearly fundraiser. Since 2004 Gabrielle, who has a degree in theater from Syracuse University, has been on the speaking circuit. Gabrielle has presented lectures at Google, the WIE Symposium, Kripalu, the Massachusetts and Philadelphia for Women, Seattle Center for Women in Democracy, Nobel Women, Integral Yoga, Universities nationwide, The Step Up Women’s Network, The Junior Leagues and many other venues. Gabrielle has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times Sunday Styles, ElLE, Oprah Radio, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour UK, Sunday Times UK, Forbes List: 20 Best Branded Women, Featured on the Cover Self-Made Magazine (top 50 Women in Business), CNN, NBC, WPIX11, CBS, Fox & Friends, PBS “To The Contrary”, Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, Sirius Satellite Radio, Am-NY and New York Moves Magazine. Gabrielle is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Yourtango.com, Intent.com and Crazysexylife.com, HerFuture.com and many more. She can also be seen riding around the East Village on a unicycle.