Imagine practicing yoga under the shade of trees in the crisp autumn air with fresh air surrounding you. Where else can you attempt to do this but in the park? This is exactly what five instructors set to accomplish in a joint effort. They will be taking their practice to the park for a free event. This is to bring the yoga community together and at the same time, increase awareness of the practice. It is set to be held at the Warehime-Myers Mansion on Baltimore Street, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
“I feel like sometimes the yoga community is just not as tight-knit as it is in big cities, because there is not the same availability to yoga as there is in the cities. Here, there is certainly no reason our community can’t come together and get to know each other and support each other and show people who’ve never done yoga what yoga is all about. I think it’s a really good thing,” stated Misty Stillman, the organiser of the event and the owner of Life in Balance Yoga on York Street.
Yoga has been an ancient practice for physical, mental, and spiritual development. In recent decades, it has seen a steady growth in popularity globally. Some of the benefits that yogis experience include the healing of the body, relief from stress, improved concentration and a peace of mind. “Every time you do yoga it’s an opportunity to get to know yourself better. For me, it’s changed my life. It’s allowed me to grow emotionally. There are so many different styles of yoga and different ways people teach yoga. You need to find a teacher that speaks to you. Every teacher is different about how they work,” explained Misty.
This yoga in the park event will cover a range of yoga styles. Misty herself will be teaching a modified vinyasa flow yoga. Charissa Bowman, another instructor, will be focusing on therapeutic yoga, which is a much gentler form of yoga suitable for those dealing with injuries and stress. According to Charissa, who is also an instructor at Life in Balance, there are numerous misconceptions in America about yoga. “Our western view of yoga is that it is simply a workout, bending your body into pretzel-like postures, or some have the view that it is a strictly religious practice. It does not have to be a religious experience or just for exercise,” she explained. For the full story, check it out here.
At OMG Yoga, we offer Yoga in the Park for Singaporeans too! We believe that by having a better connection with nature, it will allow us to have a deeper understanding and development of ourselves.