Who knew Yoga could be fun?

I really had a nice time at Yoga Fest today! Perfect weather, it was hot but had a comfortable cool breeze! I dressed in workout clothes but forgot my mat, so that was my excuse not to participate, lol. Shoot, that means I would have to get on the elliptical once I got home 😦

Although I was disappointed with myself because it did look as if everyone had a good time exercising, I still enjoyed walking around and meeting people I knew only through Facebook. To my surprise Yoga didn’t appear to be as dull as the three videos collecting dust in my wall-unit makes it seem. There were no classes being taught by someone who whispers over elevator music. No complete silence and lack of facial movement from an instructor. Now I know it was an outdoor event so I should expect some sound, but seeing the fun the people taking the classes were having I believe if I took this class on a regular day, I would enjoy myself!

Yoga Fest 2012 at the Civic CenterWhile walking around I met with some really nice vendors. I also stumbled upon Facebook friends from Love Your Neighbor Port St Lucie, which is a great group of volunteers who collect donations and assist local families facing medical and economic hardship. I also met with owners of a local yoga company that I had never heard of before, Sutra Yoga! The instructor was teaching a class at the moment, but her husband and his sister was monitoring the booth. They were offering FREE henna tattoos, which shocked everyone who was interested in getting one done (we’re not used to hearing the word FREE, lol).Henna TattoosI even had one done. I was worried that it wouldn’t show on my dark skin, but hey…it was free so I gave it a shot! 🙂

Butterfly Henna Tattoo on Ronda's HandDon’t pay attention to my stubby fingers (blame my father), just look at the beautiful butterfly she painted. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these tattoos, once it dries, the dark top hardens and peels off and leaves a stain. I wasn’t sure the stain would show on my skin, but it actually does! Woohoo, here’s the after pic! Kind of faint, but still shows.

After the ink dries!There was also a class for kids…so cute! I wish I knew about this part earlier, I would’ve brought my little ones. <this is the part where I sigh>

Kiddie Yoga

Anyway, watching everyone work out made me hungry, so it was time for me to head home after such a great afternoon! To view the photos from this event, visit 1st Annual Treasure Coast Yoga Fest Photos!

Thanks for reading!