I hate to give the impression that yoga teachers spend all sunny Friday afternoons rolling around on their yoga mats outside. Because, let me tell you, it is not a regular thing, much to my dismay. But on this last sunny Friday afternoon, there I was, hanging out on my yoga mat with some great friends and sunshine on my face.
I was given the opportunity to attend the Soulshine Tour, which stopped in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash. Yoga teacher Seane Corn showed up with her big presence and big desire to make change in the world. While it was more yoga party than practice with a lot of dancing and wiggling around, her theme of gratitude and connection was perfect. It had been a mad rush to get there after class, with various discussions about rain and muddy yoga on the grass, but once I was there, which was not muddy at all, with the sun shining down, Michael Franti singing and Seane teaching, it was lovely. As I lay on my mat, feeling the sun on my face and stretching my feet in the air, I gave up all the chaos and crazy rush it took to get there and gave myself space to enjoy time with friends, dancing to Michael Franti and drinking white wine out of a plastic bottle because I’m classy like that. We ran into tons of friends, did kids yoga and batted at beach balls. I highly recommend spending at least one summer Friday this way.