This summer at BC Place, we teamed up with the BC Lions to host the first ever Yoga Night! We had a yoga class right on the football field before we took our seats and watched a BC Lions game! The Lions took on the the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and it was quite and exciting game. The BC Lions even brought the game home for the win! It was a great way to spend a Saturday.
Getting Down (Dog) at BC Place
On event day, we checked in with security and headed to class! It was quite surreal walking into the stadium from the entrance where sport teams, athletes and music stars all have all had the privilege of using, welcomed by a roaring crowds as they enter. This time, for us, walking in and looking up to empty stands and blue skies provided a moment of reminiscence for some of those who have been fortunate enough to attend concerts and games here!
Yogis making their entrance into the field.
We were fortunate to have the class led by Bernadette, of Bernadette Yoga and Wellness, who guided us through a flow practice. Bernadette is also the founder of @ubuntufestival
@byogawellness teaching yoga pitch side
With a beautiful warm summer's day in Vancouver, the roof of BC place was open allowing the sun rays to shine brightly inside the stadium and onto our bodies as we transitioned from one pose to another. The silence inside such a large stadium with circa 50 yogis, with just the sound of the teacher's voice, was captivating and such a unique experience.
Post class, as we started to roll our mats away, located at the other end of the pitch were the Felions Dance Team getting their rehearsal underway, the music and shapes they used awoke all our relaxed yogis post shavasana and was lots of fun to watch.
Game Time @bclions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Thank you to everyone who helped make our first ever BC Lions yoga event a success!
A big thank you to our hosts BC Lions at BC Place.
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Helena & The Mat Collective Team