High vibe ways to celebrate New Year’s eve 2019
New year’s eve. You’re either into it, or you’re not. This past New Year’s eve, we stayed in, truly low-fi with no drop-ins or celebratory nibbles, and I have to say, it was grim! Sitting in front of the TV watching the live simulcast of the free concert at Sydney Harbour, I realised it is nice to do something. But what? Look no further for ways to see in 2019 that don’t involve Jäger bombs or gnarly Uber surges.
lost paradise, glenworth valley,
28 Dec - 1 Jan
This festival outside of Sydney boasts a cracking line-up (M.I.A, The Kooks, Pnau, Lime Cordiale, Vera Blue, Dune Rats) but we’re most excited about all the other fun stuff on offer. There’s yoga, crystal healing, astrology readings, reiki, forest bathing and loads of workshops on everything from neuroscience, indigenous culture and blockchain to magic, medicinal mushrooms and urban farming.
first sun 2019, byron bay
If you’re lucky enough to be in Byron over the break, First Sun is a glorious way to see the first sunrise of 2019. This free event offers sound healing, yoga and meditation as the sun rises over the eastern most point in Australia. Perfect for anyone unlikely to see in the 12 o’clock countdown, set your alarm early to meet at the Clarkes Beach carpark at 4am to walk up to the light house. There’s also a free shuttle bus at 4:15am. BYO yoga mat and torch.
SEVEN-COURSE DEGUSTATION AT YELLOW
If food is your preferred accessory for celebration, Sydney’s swankiest vegetarian restaurant Yellow is a no-brainer. Dust off your comfy pants to leave plenty of room for seven mind-blowing courses including King Brown Mushroom + Egg Yolk + Potato + Pepperberry and Pink Lady Apple + Honey + Burnt Onion.
Seven courses $100 per person.
Add matching wines $90 per person.
Non-alcoholic drink pairing for $70 per person.
the perfect night in
The threshold with lindsay mack
Staying in is the new going out and you can bet if we decide to chill at home, you’ll find us holed up with this heavenly offering by intuitive healer Lindsay Mack. We can’t think of anyone we’d rather have holding our hand to guide us through the threshold of 2018 into 2019 than Lindsay. Lindsay draws on her unique perspective on the tarot and intuition in this offering which includes a 90 minute review of the energy of the past 12 months and what 2019 holds. Lindsay offers incredible insight to help make sense of what has been, and what’s to come. There’s also a guided meditation, a workbook and tarot spread to help you make the most of what 2019 has in store. $33 USD from LindsayMack.com
the soul gathering
NYE AT KUNDALINI YOGA COLLECTIVE 7pm - 7am
If you’re looking to raise your consciousness and introduce a little more ritual into your 2019, there’s no better place to kick it off than KYC in Sydney’s Newtown. KYC hold beautiful events throughout the year (their new and full moon gatherings are next level), and this one will be no exception. The event includes Kundalini Yoga Kriya, dinner, a New Year meditation to prepare you for the new year, gong bath, Jappa meditation, sadhana with live music and breakfast. There’s no pressure to stay the full 12 hours, you can scoot off at any time outside the yoga sessions. Don’t forget to BYO yoga mat, pillow and a blanket.
$45 At the door.