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Wanderlust 108 is in Houston (KTRK)

Fun, festival, and charity come together today at Houston's first-ever Wanderlust 108.

The event is part yoga retreat and part communal festival experience.

Organizers like to call the event a "mindful triathlon." It features a 5K run, 90-minute outdoor yoga, and guided meditation which will be led by a familiar face to Houstonians -- former Houston Texans linebacker Keith Mitchell.

Mitchell told Eyewitness News, "Someone introduced me to the effects of conscious breathing and told me what conscious breathing can do and I bought into it. And so ever since then, I have been on my journey of not only healing by body but sharing with the world how we can heal from our wounds, heal in our communities and just empower ourselves from just a human development standpoint."

Wanderlust 108 began at 7:30 this morning inside Buffalo Bayou Park and Mitchell's meditation session is at 12:05pm. It costs $60 to attend, but kids, college students, and members of the military with ID can receive discounted admission. All the proceeds from today's event will go to the Sonima Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing yoga to kids in public schools.