Hawaii Pacific University Guest Blogger Student Series
I am so glad I found this yoga session through travel2change. Julia ran such a great class! There was a large turnout with about 30-40 people. She did a great job keeping the difficulty level accessible for all ranges of yoga experience.
My classmate and I biked to Magic Island and showed up around 7:15. There were already about ten people there so the class was very easy to find. Just look for a group of people with yoga mats and little lights in the grass. It looks directly over Diamond Head and is on the far left side of the peninsula, a bit before you reach the farthest point of the island.
I would highly recommend getting there early to get a spot in the front. It is harder to hear in the back, but Julia did a great job of walking around while she was instructing so everyone could hear. Bring water and a yoga mat if you have one. I brought a beach blanket, but the wind would blow it around and it was a bit distracting.
Near the end of the class, Julia had us do a group balancing exercise. At first I was uncomfortable with the idea of hanging on to total strangers. But by the end of the exercise, we were all laughing and I felt much more connected with everyone in the group. It turned out to be a really cool and bonding experience.
At the end of the class, we had the opportunity to put the food for the food drive in a wagon. There was also a donation jar if you want an even easier way to contribute.
Whether you are an advanced yogi or have never stepped foot on a yoga mat, this class is perfect to connect with your surroundings and unwind by the water while helping those in need. I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had and it was such a unique experience to do yoga at night under a full moon right by the ocean. Sign up for this event! You won’t regret it.