I hosted the Yoga Rave on Friday night 21st November and I’m so happy to say it was a success.
The yogi ravers arrived feeling tired and somewhat apprehensive, as they entered the silent courtyard – we had problems with the speakers – but soon settled in as they decorated themselves with Body Paint and glow sticks. Once the beats kicked in, the mood shifted.
We set an intention: let go and have fun.
‘I’ve created the space, but you are responsible for your experience. You will get 100% of the fun you put in.’
And we began: flowing, breathing, rising up, grounding down. Getting centred in our bodies and our breath. Feeling, moving, not thinking.
We stepped outside the box for our balance track – forming a circle, connecting with one another and creating a forest of Tree Poses – and then the courtyard was illuminated as we jumped, sang, danced and shone to Spectrum by Calvin Harris & Florence Welch.
Heart rates lowered as we moved to the ground, twisting and stretching, and watched the stars in the night sky for our Savasana.
Cafe Calma provided some beautiful dips and nuts, and everyone settled on the mats and enjoyed a beverage – some alcoholic, some not.
I shared my home made turmeric and ginger-ade to critical acclaim. For those who wanted the recipe, you’ll find it HERE.
The conversations around the snacks table were amazing. Everything from yoga, year 4 kids, Nepal trekking, crazy ex-boyfriends, fermented food and drinks, documentaries, to Christmas parties and vegetarianism was discussed. And that’s just my chats – I’m sure there was hundreds of other topics covered!
The feedback so far has been incredible. I’m honoured and humbled to be on the receiving end of such gorgeous words:
…What an amazing night, just went to my first Yoga Rave and wow… I am feeling so in touch with myself and the world around me…
…The whole night was incredible.
…The best part of the night was yoga outdoors at night under the stars and the after yoga snacks 🙂
…It was something different and lots of fun.
…It’s such a good opportunity to let go, forget about the outside world and just focus on yourself and your body.
…It was a nice social night out & something different to do. Also was good to focus on myself & enjoying the moment without worrying about anything else.
Emma was great – well thought out yoga class with plenty of direction and guidance to keep us on track with what we were doing and how to get the most out of the class 🙂
Emma is so welcoming and lovely. You know she doesn’t judge anyone and she just radiates happiness and love.
Next time I would love more dance. And yoga. And people.
SEE WHAT I MEAN?! Seriously gals, I’m teary and grateful.
So you’ll be happy to know that I intend on holding more Raves. I actually put together 4 more playlists over the weekend and will fine-tune them over the coming months. I haven’t set any dates yet but potentially February/March next year, at a bigger venue (taking on board the feedback!). And also from the feedback, quarterly raves look like they’ll be a goer.
If you’re interested in attending in the future, make sure you’re signed up to my mailing list HERE. I’ll be telling my loyal subscribers first when the next Rave is planned.
And of course, I’ll happily take on any venue/date suggestions – hit reply, or comment below, and let me know your thoughts.