YOGA TO YOU had its first community outdoor event this past weekend at Stillwater's Lumberjack Days. Studio One, my favorite non-mobile studio with walls, invited me to teach yoga to kids after the adult yoga sessions. Saturday was truly a "wash", with torrential rain and wind cancelling morning events. However, Sunday's weather was fantastic, and I prepared to teach in the grass, south of the paved area beneath the Lumberjack Days arch.
Once Alex Johnson wrapped up her 9am class for adults, Sarah Moslemi suggested that I move to the paved area instead. A small contingent of children had begun to arrive, so we moved my set-up, which included fun gifts for everyone who came to practice!
Parents and kids, and even a crawling baby, practiced together under the sun. The kids seem focused, although I recall one girl asking me how soon we'd move on to the seated portion ;-)
As I led the group into Savasana, an important and peaceful reclined pose that falls at the end of each practice (and includes silence), rounds of "testing, testing" rang the air. This was quickly followed by chainsaws warming up for the next event. While I had to raise my voice to a shout, it was still good fun!
I didn't have anyone who was taking pictures at the time, but I did get a shot of my tent location among the vendors.