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2,000 meditate to lift Vicky Park into a Wanderlust of global peace

PUBLISHED: 10:32 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:32 03 October 2017

Yoga festival floats into Vicky Park from America. Picture: Wonderlust

Yoga festival floats into Vicky Park from America. Picture: Wonderlust

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Thousands of people looking for their “true north” wandered into east London’s Victoria Park for a ‘triathlon of the mind’ with outdoor yoga and meditation.

Balancing the world with mass yoga at Vicky Park. Picture: WonderlustBalancing the world with mass yoga at Vicky Park. Picture: Wonderlust

They took part in the Wanderlust festival which floated to east London from America as part of this year’s global movement in 60 cities to help create social change through yoga and meditation.

The festival had a 90-minute yoga class, guided meditation to live music, walking meditation, slack-lining, singing bowls, dharma wheels and a 5k run to keep the body healthy as well as the mind.

“To find your ‘true north’ is to be your best self,” Wanderlust UK director Alan Steel explained.

Lucy Hunter leads the mass yoga exercise in Victoria Park. Picture: WonderlustLucy Hunter leads the mass yoga exercise in Victoria Park. Picture: Wonderlust

“It’s not about striving for perfection, but about being enough, being happy, being healthy and being kind to yourself towards a healthy and inspired life within a global community.”

The Vicky Park event donated nearly £3,000 from 2,000 ticket sales to the Hope For Children charity.

A Kula marketplace featured vendors in apothecary, meditation accessories, sportswear, jewellery and yoga and organic ethical wear.

Finding their 'true north' at Wanderlust festival. Picture: WonderlustFinding their 'true north' at Wanderlust festival. Picture: Wonderlust

Products included aromatic ‘Earl of East London’ local fragrances, organic skincare, Ohmme men’s clothing, ‘This Way To Heaven’ scarves and wraps and beauty products made from Galician mushrooms!

Stalls included ‘Yogahaven’ and ‘Loving Earth’, while a ‘True North’ café sold chicpea hummus and salads.

There was an assortment of food for the healthy hungry, such as protein shakes, vegan burgers, gluten-free baked treats, vegan raw cakes, Lickalix lollies and raw ‘dude’ juices.

Joining together in a mass peace of mind at Victoria Park's Wanderlust festival. Picture: WonderlustJoining together in a mass peace of mind at Victoria Park's Wanderlust festival. Picture: Wonderlust

The Wanderlust festival “jumped the pond” from then USA as a torchbearer for worldwide peace as organizers felt “there is simply no city more global than London”.

The yoga gurus plan to jump across again next year.

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