The strong rains could not dampen the enthusiasm of some bloggers and runners who came to the Beyond Yoga studio last August 3. Ria and I had organized a free yin yoga class for them with Dona as teacher but as it rained cats and dogs that day, we were trying not to be anxious wondering who would actually show up.
Well, 10 of us showed up. We had a class!!!
I was actually eager for bloggers to try yoga because our blogging lifestyle is just the complete opposite of what yin yoga is. You find bloggers hunched over a laptop practically the whole day. We’d be sitting for hours on end (bad, bad for the back and hips!). And attending blogging events could be hectic as we’d rush from one event to another, all the while busy taking pictures. Our bodies and minds were always active. We sorely need yin yoga to balance all these movements with something still, quiet and meditative, in a way.
The serious look of everyone got more serious (or anxious) when Dona started the class by saying: “Okay, let’s all get into a headstand!”. Waaaah! Of course she was kidding. And that was the icebreaker.
Dona prepared yin yoga sequences that were particularly suited for bloggers (and runners). Most of these pictures are courtesy of Ria who was our photographer for the day. Thanks, Ria!
This was just the first part of our day because Ria had prepared a green smoothie workshop for us. Fruits, vegetables and yogurt were combined, blended in a Vitamix blender, and served up to us.
And to cap my day at Beyond Yoga, Ria, Anna, Bambi and I hied over to a nearby Korean restaurant for a healthy lunch with my favorite Dolsot Bibimpap.
All in all, the rainy weather contributed to a totally yin yoga day with yogini friends. I want to do this again! Thank you to Beyond Yoga and to Cara for lending us a place, to Dona for a wonderfully fun yin yoga class, and to Ria for being my event partner and smoothie teacher. Ria, we were unable to take ‘soup’ but we still had a wonderful time, didn’t we?