WHY THE NUMBER “108”?
We’re glad you asked! 108 is a sacred number in many spiritual traditions, and while its exact significance may be lost to time, it reminds us of what we have in common.
- The “1” represents unity, the idea that we share a common humanity despite our external differences.
- The “0” represents wholeness. Like a circle, we are unbroken and complete.
- The “8”, which recalls the symbol for infinity, represents unlimited possibility, the idea that we all are on a journey to our personal true north.
Wanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north — to cultivate your best self. Wanderlust 108 was created to support that mission at a large scale. With Wanderlust 108, we aim to foster both individual wellness and positive social change by building a large community around mindfulness, including both yoga and meditation. Mindfulness practice has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression and bias, promote a positive body image and improve cognition, but meditation and yoga are seen by many as intimidating or too difficult. Wanderlust 108 shows that practice in a community setting is accessible, affordable and inclusive – and fun. We are helping to build a global mindful movement, one that will have positive effects on society long after the event is over.