In mid October we did a lovely weekend photo shoot full of yoga. So much yoga in fact that Bee and I for about a week were striking yoga poses at one another in our home trying to see who could do them better. (We both need some practice, especially myself, so yoga is going to be our winter recreation adventure we’re thinking.)
This shoot was quite special though, as it wasn’t just a few people but a whole army of yogi’s. We were approached with this great fundraising idea by Eileen for a Yoga calender to be sold for profit with all proceeds going to iHuman. This was perfect timing too as we had just decided we need to find ways to give back to our community and within a few days, there was an email right on schedule for us to do just that.
As soon as I heard it was for iHuman I was very excited to jump at the chance to help out with Eileen’s idea. iHuman is a program that helps Edmonton youth at risk by providing arts programming to them, because Bee and I work so closely with youth and children, programs like this and YESS always hold a dear place in our hearts and we love to help them out. (And we love the arts, so giving that opportunity to youth is an even better addition to the mix!) If you want to check out more about iHuman, please visit their website. We are hoping to make a huge donation to them come January and everyone who was involved is very excited to support this great local cause.
The breakdown of this shoot was this: two days, over 100 of Edmonton’s finest yoga instructors and those who practice yoga, kids, adults, mothers and daughters, lovely ladies expecting, couples who love yoga, lots of laughs, hugs, and overall an amazing experience. We were so thrilled and inspired by all the people that practice together and even more in awe by all the poses they could do! Thank you to everyone who came out to be in our photos, pose away for us, and thank you for being so incredible. We look forward to joining you in your studios and classes as winter comes.
Here are some of our favorites from the weekend…
Many thanks to all those who love yoga. For more information about the upcoming calendar stay tuned. It will be sold at various locations around the city. We will have more information in the upcoming month and we are very excited to finish up this project.
(We can do yoga too! Thanks Eileen and Rejoice for such a great weekend!)