Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Summer Series....Yoga in the Park

A few weeks ago I went out walking in Wellington past the new Chocolate Fish cafe and, WOW, discovered Massey Memorial park for the first time. It's absolutely beautiful up there - views of the ocean all around, not to mention that Stonehenge-like feel of the Massey monument itself. It seemed to me like a place fit for some sort of sacrificial rite or, toning it down a little, a yoga class. So out of that afternoon was born "Yoga in the Park" - a yoga club meeting every Sunday afternoon in a park somewhere in the wilds of Welly to salute the sun and strike warrior poses with the wind blowing in our hair.

Here's the gist of it - we will meet for an hour of yoga on Sundays at 1 pm at a location that changes from week to week (weather permitting of course). Membership to the club will be $25, which will give you four yoga classes to use over the summer (it works out to an economical $6.25 per class). Sound like a good idea, but not sure if you want to join? Just come along to a session, give it a try, ad if and when you then decide to join, you will have three classes remaining.

Plus, we will surely have worked up an appetite after all those downward facing dogs, so feel free to bring a lunch for some picnicking too. I'll post the location for the week and whether or not the class is on that day on my blog. All you have to do is bring a mat, maybe a blanket for bundling up if you tend to get chilly. So let me know if you want to join and I'll forward info on how to pay and all those details.

This Sunday (the 29th November) will be at the site which inspired the whole thing in the first place - Massey Memorial. Never been? It's along Shelly Bay Rd., the first left turn before Miramar when you're driving from Evan's Bay. There's a little car park about a five-minute drive on the left side of the road with a small sign on the right indicating the memorial. Walk up a small hill/set of stairs and, voila, the memorial opens up to you in all it's glory.

Let me know if you're coming!

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