Smiles all round after Yoga in the Park event

The inspiring combination of Yoga, mindfulness and Campbell Parks stunning Amphitheatre proved to be just what MK needed this weekend.

Some dusted off their yoga mats that had been redundant over the summer, many came for their very first taste of yoga and some simply loved the idea of bringing their practice outdoors.

The risk of showers didn’t stop all who participated from spending 90 minutes together feeling the breeze, listening to the sounds of the park and busting out some yoga shapes!

A percentage of money from this event was donated to Mind MK – an inspiring charity providing much needed support for mental health in our community.

The yoga tutors Kelly and Christine welcomed a wonderful group of MK people to the beautiful Amphitheatre at the top of Campbell Park to guide them through a yoga practice that really was for everyone.

From breathing mindfully to unravelling our week with movements to warm the hips and shoulders. Downward facing dogs to a warrior sequence that made us all feel so, so strong and ever so warrior like. Amongst the connections, deep breaths and peaceful moments, there were smiles and there was laughter… lots of laughter.

The Yoga Duo were also looking to teach how yoga and mindfulness are great tools to add to any self-care tool kit!

It’s not about the shapes we make with our bodies but rather the chance to give ourselves some space. Space in the body, the muscles and organs but also space in the mind. The space between our thoughts and the ability to begin to notice how we’re truly feeling and then move and act in line with that.

Yoga brings together movement with breath and mindfulness is noticing where your mind is, how it is and bringing it to the present moment. Quite often we find ourselves rehashing the past or rehearsing the future and we miss what is happening right now in this very moment. Yoga and mindfulness can teach you how to live in the moment, to notice the quality of your mind and to breathe.

More sessions are being held over the next few months by this Yoga Duo to bring yoga and mindfulness to Milton Keynes, making the most of the beautiful spaces we have thanks to The Parks Trust. Follow Kelly and Christine to make sure you don’t miss out on their next event.

The two can be followed on their blogs, which can be found at https://kellyhopkinsonyoga.co.uk/ and https://www.yoga-christine.com/, while the two tutors can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

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