Happy Yoga

Happy Yoga

Wouldn’t you love to have the ability to perform all those flexible poses we always see in yoga pictures while smiling as if this zen moment had taken away all of your stress and worries? Well, although one yoga session may not be enough to reach that ultimate goal, it will let you know whether you enjoy the activity and how it makes you feel.

I had never been to a yoga session before. The closest experience I got was trying to follow along some workout sheet I got from the web (hum, wait, it was a Pilates Flexibility training, not even yoga). When I saw an ad for a Soul Pose session in my city, claiming that they offer the happiest yoga on the planet, I had to try it! My kids (5 and 8 years old) decided to come along.

Soul Pose Yoga Experience

Soul Pose Yoga.
Soul Pose Yoga.

The event is organized to make the yoga session festive and it feels like going to a big party. You can learn more about Soul Pose on their website: www.soulpose.com.

Provided Kit

Each registration included a yoga mat, an embroidered towel, a souvenir bracelet, a confetti bag, a granola bar and a bottle of water.

The provided kit: yoga mat, embroidered towel, Namaste bracelet, confetti pack, plus a granola bar and a bottle of water.
The provided kit: yoga mat, embroidered towel, Namaste bracelet, confetti pack, plus a granola bar and a bottle of water.

Fun with Colors

As we arrived, the fun began with an activity of body and nail painting with bright colors. Afterwards, under the black light it produced an effect that reminded us of the Avatar movie.

Body paint under black light (bySoulPose).
Body paint under black light (by SoulPose)
Our body paint patterns.
Our body paint patterns.

This is the skin paint we used:

It stayed on pretty well during the event and it was easy to removed with soap in the shower afterwards. Since this is the part of the activity that the kids loved the most, I am definitely ordering some for fun at home.

We were also encourage to draw on our yoga mats with fluo markers while waiting for the session to begin. It looked very good under the black light.

We draw on the mat with fluo markers.
We draw on the mat with fluo markers.

Venue

The room was beautifully illuminated and the setting was great, with everyone in circles around the yoga session animator.

Soul Pose event venue.
Soul Pose event venue.
Everyone is getting ready to begin.
Everyone is getting ready to begin.

Yoga Session

The yoga session lasted 1 hour and it felt good. The kids followed very well for 20 minutes. Then, we tossed the confetti and their attention was gone. They still had fun drawing on the mat and playing with the confetti on the ground. They did not disturb the others participants, so it was alright. I was not really impressed by the session, but it was nonetheless a decent and enjoyable physical activity.

Our yoga session animator.
Our yoga session animator.

 

Challenge for YOU

We keep hearing about the mental and physical health benefits yoga has to offer. Why not try a few yoga positions yourself?

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