Woman Doing Yoga in a ParkIt’s May, and it’s Sydney! The weather is beautiful, and there are over 400 public parks around you. It’s only natural that you want to do something out there. How about an outdoor yoga excursion with your club, or a yoga picnic with family and friends? Here‘s how to quickly organise one.

Choose your sanctuary

Sydney has more than 400 public parks to offer. Hyde Park is a favourite because of its familiar grounds. You can also try small parks like Alexandria for their privacy and serenity. As far as major parks go, a yoga session with your friends resembles closer a family picnic excursion than a commercial event, so you may not require making open space bookings. You can enquire ahead online at the City of Sydney website.

Get there together

You’re looking at a group of 10 or more people. You can meet at a designated landmark near the park. Or better still, hire a budget minibus from Sydney to avoid punctuality problems and confusion. Having a bus pick up at the front door also helps ensure that your yoga members don’t get lazy and pull out at the last minute.

What you’ll do

Your session should begin with deep breathing, concentrating on body balance. Then progress into Hatha yoga and enjoy meditation in the beautiful, natural setting.

What to bring

Always bring a yoga mat and drinking water. If you don’t have one, you can use a large picnic blanket or a bath towel. Don’t forget the sunscreen just in case.

Now that you have arranged everything, you can look forward to a relaxing for a peaceful hour or so this weekend. It’s going to be a beautiful experience and, most important of all, it won’t wear you out before Monday. In fact, it should prepare you, both physically and mentally, for weeks to come.

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