Monday, June 21, 2010

Yoga in the Park Series-summer 2010

Imagine energizing, relaxing, lengthening and strengthening in a peaceful, community environment with the earth under your feet!

The sages named the asanas after many of the elements in our environment such as tree, mountain, eagle, etc. When you practice outdoors, there is an innate connection with our environment and to those around us.

The classes begin with pranayama (breath), bringing awareness to the mind and body, then moves in to various standing and balancing asanas (poses) that further strengthen the mental-physical connection. Each class ends with a short relaxation to let the mind and body rest in total stillness. All levels are welcome.

Outdoor classes add a different dimension to one's practice and pare yoga down to its original link with nature. Yoga means 'union,' and when it's practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt.

The trend to offer community yoga outdoors has grown in popularity and you can find classes from NYC’s Central park to the local parks. We are so fortunate to be situated along a world Unesco Heritage site and this will hopefully be the first in many years of holding community yoga classes outdoors.

We are so thrilled to be part of the Yoga in the Park Series that will begin on July 3 in Perth and July 4th in Smiths Falls.

Please bring your own mat as there will be none available.

Yoga in Stewart Park

Saturdays from July 3-August 7th (Rainbow Bridge (middle of park)-look for the yoga mats)
Cost: Free

Yoga at Lower Reach Park
Sundays from July 4-July 25
Cost: Free

We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces there.

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