Tomorrow morning my boyfriend and I are heading off on a 2-week journey throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We’ll be doing a lot of hiking and outdoor yoga, and I just wanted to take a moment to inspire you all to do the same!
Last fall at the University of Connecticut I started the school’s first outdoor yoga class. As a member of our school’s outing club, I wanted to pair my love of nature and the great outdoors with my love of yoga. Since UConn has so many open spaces and quads, I figured what better way than to start a weekly outdoor yoga class. We started meeting the first week of September on Friday afternoons. The first class had 25 people in it, the second 30, and it continued to grow! It was so inspiring to see people practicing in the middle of a college campus, not caring what anyone around them thought, and enjoying the sunshine and breathing in the fresh air!
As the weather got colder (and the snow piled high onto the ground this winter in Connecticut), the class grew smaller and we moved indoors. But it was great to practice in the fall and again in the spring.
I’ll definitely be looking for some sweet spots to practice on a mountain top or in the woods by a river these next two weeks, and I hope that some of you can too!
So go ahead and grab your mat and head outside!
Happy practicing :)