Your Coachella 2016 Essentials

Apr 13, 2016 @ Project Juice

Festival season is here and since we will be hanging around #VestalVillage this year (HEY Weekend 1 crowd!! Come by and say hello – we’ll be serving up some cold-pressed goodness for you!), we wanted to share some ‘essentials’ for navigating Coachella and partying mindfully – calling all healthonists, we’ve got the inside scoop for you!


While you’ll be romping around the Empire Polo Fields in sunny Palm Springs, California – take note, you will be in the DESERT. With the likelihood of intense heat and limited shade, make sure to lather up with SPF. We’ve outlined some ingredients you’ll want to avoid in your sunblock, and be sure its aerosol free as you can’t bring those inside festival grounds. Don’t forget a hat and we’ve found that a handkerchief (we love this multi-purpose, recycled scarf from Lush) to cover your face is absolutely key when walking the long dusty roads between the campgrounds and the festival entrance! Avoid that “Coachella cough” – trust us, you’ll thank us later. 


Hydration is critical when dancing in sweltering temperatures! Festival rules permit you to bring a (empty) camelback or reusable plastic water bottle in with you (we suggest this BPA free, earth friendly one from Polar Bottle) – and there are plenty of watering holes inside to fill up at.

If you’re taking advantage of Coachella car camping, be sure to pack in some coconut waters to repair and nourish your body ahead of a day of activities or bring a custom to-go pack of your favorite juices to keep you satiated through the weekend. If indulging in cocktails, try one of our signature favorites featuring our D-tox blend mixed with a light Rum. Avoid the hangovers with this no additive, electrolyte fueled, light-on-the-palette, fruity drink. And of course, as always, with anything, we encourage you to drink responsibly 🙂

In either case, drink plenty of water, and keep any eye out for fresh fruit stands – vendors are known to sell everything from watermelon slices to fresh coconuts.


At the campgrounds, there are an abundance of FREE activities to help you keep your balance between health and the ultimate party.

Offering Yoga (7:30AM, 8:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM) and Pilates (10:30AM, 12:30AM) Friday through Sunday, you’ll be able to maintain your inner zen and get your Chi fired up for another day of sunshine, dance and good music. So remember to grab your mat!

Or maybe you’re craving a booty workout ahead of Major Lazor’s set time? Sign up for a ‘twerk’ Dance Class every day at 9AM and 12PM, Friday through Sunday. Other activities from Fooseball matches to Dodgeball tournaments and more can be found at the campgrounds as well.


For anyone camping this year, preparing foods in advance and bringing your own food with you is a great option. You maintain the knowledge of where you food comes from, how it’s prepared, and can keep it within your dietary preferences – letting you skip the lines and keep it clean.

Cooking not your thing? Not to worry! Once inside the festival, you have a variety of food vendors catering to those with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. We will also be selling a few snacks along with our juices!


And keep in mind, despite best efforts to maintain some semblance of health during Coachella, a little TLC is generally in order following it. Be sure to grab a Weekend Recovery kit, so it’s ready on your doorstep Monday a.m. and you don’t miss a beat.

Heading into the weekend, we hope these tips come in handy – feel free to share any you have, too! And don’t forget to say hi over at Vestal Village as we JUICE. MUSIC. REPEAT. See you @Coachella!

Author: Marra St. Clair

Co-Founder of Project Juice, Marra also holds a certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning as a Pilates instructor, and is also a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified Gyrotonic instructor, a certified nutritional consultant and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. When she is not coaching people through Project Juice, she is a highly recommended personal trainer and Pilates instructor.