Naropa University Partners with 2013 Wanderlust Colorado Festival as Exclusive Speakeasy Lecture Series Sponsor

BOULDER, Colo. (June 13, 2013)--In partnership with WanderlustColorado, Naropa University will serve as the exclusive sponsor of the Speakeasy Lecture Series at this summer's festival, taking place July 4-7, 2013 at Copper Mountain Resort in Copper, Colorado. The Speakeasy will feature casual lectures by a broad range of presenters, on topics relating to mindful living. Presenters at this year's festival will include Moby, Dr. Mark Hyman, Waylon Lewis, Congressman Tim Ryan, and Jeanine Canty, associate professor of environmental studies and director of the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Naropa, among many others.

In addition to Canty's Speakeasy lecture, "Walking between Worlds: Keys to Ecological Healing," Nataraja Kallio, candidate associate professor in traditional Eastern arts, will facilitate workshops throughout the weekend on meditation and yoga in the wild. Likewise, Deb Piranian, faculty trustee and director of Naropa transpersonal counseling psychology's wilderness therapy concentration, will facilitate workshops on outdoor mindfulness practices. Peter Grossenbacher, director of Naropa's Consciousness Laboratory and associate professor of contemplative psychology, will present a series of workshops that explore sensory meditation practices.

With a core mission of creating community around mindful living, Wanderlust is a four-day outdoor festival celebrating yoga, the arts, environmental stewardship, and a healthy lifestyle, as well as cultivating awareness and encouraging adventure. Wanderlust hosts a number of festivals in various scenic locations in the United States and beyond. Festival activities include workshops in yoga, mindfulness, and meditation; hiking, biking, climbing, and other outdoor recreation; lectures; musical performances, and much more. To learn more about Wanderlust festivals, please visit

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.