Sesa O’Connor: LA based yoga teacher, mother, surfer and Wanderluster.
If you just bought tickets to your first yoga festival you might be wondering what to pack. We chatted with Manduka Ambassador Sesa O’Connor to get the best tips for yogis -- because the only thing worse than overpacking is forgetting an essential behind!
Sesa's Must Have Yoga Festival Gear:
Manduka eKO Superlite
"Perfect lightweight travel yogamat for yoga classes in the grass, or in carpeted rooms. It even folds to fit easily into a purse or backpack."
"If you have more space available in your luggage, I personally love having a thicker mat.”
“My absolute favorite – comfortable enough to do yoga in, but also a cool option to dress up for a concert.”
“Many festivals are on sites that have beautiful areas to go out, escape and get lost in nature. Bring some comfortable hiking shoes to take advantage of the views! Wanderlust in particular has a self-guided meditation hike which I highly suggest.”
Manduka Yoga Bags
“If you’re a lightweight traveler, or need an extra bag to bring along on hikes, one of these will do the trick.”
“Especially recommended if you’re camping and need to get up early to catch a class. You’ll sleep peacefully with tunes in your ear, even if the party is still raging outside."
Travel Shampoo and Conditioner
“Even if you’re camping, most campgrounds have showers. I don’t know about you, but 3-4 days of yoga without a shower is pretty intense!”
“You will need one if you sweat as much as me! Use it for yoga, or as a travel towel. The soft microfibers in this towel make it compact to fold, and quick-dry."
“I love me some Vitamin D, but even I know when to much is too much.”
Tribal Body Markers
“A fun little addition to adorn yourself or those you meet as you build your festival tribe.”
“The friendliest hydration option for mama earth.”
Clothes for Concerts, Dinners and Other Outings
“Because surprisingly, a yoga festival isn’t just yoga.”
“I’m super into the new Manduka Yoga Wear. It is incredibly comfortable.”
“For any workshops or journaling to document your experience.”