This tiny peak into spring has coaxed my winter lock-down into opening and made me start to wonder at the possibilities. Of Guerilla Yoga!
We're coming up to another season of Yoga in the Park here. I have pictorial evidence of practicing yoga outside in May last year, so only a few short months away. I cannot wait.
Unlike a structured class in a closed in studio, with social rules and 'yogic' etiquette, Guerrilla Yoga is so much more open. The entire premise of meeting in a free public space, without any huge commitments or expectations, being surrounded by friends and yogi-nis practicing on the 'stay off' fort... was perfect. This is what yoga community is about: practicing yoga together... because we want to.
This year may bring some changes, teachers wanting to change Yoga in the Park into a 'By Donation' event with a rotational schedule... which is fine. It doesn't fit with our sense of what it represents, a bunch of yogis practicing together in a public space. Then, Life is Change and that is what makes it interesting. Change allows us to grow.
So, we'll most likely keep our Guerrilla Yoga as it is, perhaps changing the time and day in order to avoid conflict with the new Yoga in the Park by donation. More yoga will allow for more community, just another option on the Wheel.
In the following months I'd like to challenge You Yogi-nis who yearn for something new in your practice. For those of you who have that little bit of a rebel, or Punk Yogic attitude, adding a bit of Adventure is the way to go! Some ideas to get your Guerrilla Yogi going:
- Have a Yoga in the Park already? Choose a different park or venue to practice with friends for free!
- Approach a homeless shelter and offer regular classes for those in need.
- Practice in unconventional areas like a rooftop so you can see the city.
- Feel really bold? Stage a 'Yoga-in' in a parking lot, on the waterfront in front of Lululemon... (lol).
- practice on any flat surface outside- a rock outcropping, an old fort, a picnic table, a warf...
The spring peak has created a restless feeling for something NEW. I challenge You to join me in this Adventure. :)
Who's with me?
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