A feeling of zen descended upon Willen Peace Pagoda on Sunday when more than 150 people spent an afternoon practicing yoga outside.
The event, which was organised by Whitespace Yoga Studio, encouraged people new to yoga to give it a try as well as allowing the more experienced to practice it the way it was ‘originally intended’.
The crowd was a mixture of beginners, children, young and old and of all abilities. The event was to raise money for Willen Hospice.
Whitespace founder Deborah Berryman, who has been organising the event for the past six years, said: “This is a great way to give yoga a try, have a lot of fun and raise lots of money for a great cause. Willen Hospice is a charity close to our hearts, and so this is a perfect way to give something back. It’s also a lovely way to spend quality time together with family and loved ones, doing something healthy, new and fun.”
She added yoga was a good way to keep in shape and feel good.
“Don’t be fooled by jargon or be put off by the notion that a yoga class will be filled with either the super fit elite or bearded spiritual types. Just as yoga classes vary, so do the people who come – men and women of all sorts of ages, shapes and sizes. Find a class that you enjoy and build from there.”