Party lights were on and energy was bubbling as we waited for students to arrive for our special New Years Eve class at PURE Bikram Yoga North.
Mardy, Ashley and I spent a couple of hours putting up lights, setting out party favors, and getting ready. The first group of students arrived around 9:45pm. People loaded into the studio by the carload. Some students brought a friend or two, or three. Other students brought their entire families. It was incredible!
Everyone grabbed a party hat, and party favors on their way into the room. The twinkling icicle lights set a festive mood. We were all here to start our 2015 with a mindful, healthy practice. The party hats did get sweaty and fall off a bit as students worked hard in class.
As the midnight hour approached, we finished our final breathing of 2014. The bubbly was poured and we all rang in the New Year on our mats. Instead of our regular ending Savasana, the room was a buzz with conversation and hugs. What a great first page of 2015!
For the last few years I have spent my New Years Eve in a HOT room surrounded by yogis. It is quickly becoming a tradition to Bikram Yoga Studios around the globe: Bikram Yoga Philadelphia (PA), Bikram Yoga Lower East Side (NY), Bikram Yoga Harlem (NY), Bikram Hot Yoga Riverdale (MD), Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.), 105F Bikram Yoga Chicago, Bikram Yoga Calgary South (Calgary, Australia), Bikram Yoga Victoria Park (Perth, Australia).
It is truly an inspiring way to start off the New Year.
~ Audra, PURE Bikram Yoga North