Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens - May 1

Rain or shine Guerilla Yoga begins 5:30pm this Thursday, May 1 at Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens (700 Robert D Ray Rd Des Moines).  Situated on the east bank of the Des Moines River south of the Botanical Center, across the river from the Iowa Events Center, the Gardens supply a natural linkage between the Principal Center Street Pedestrian Bridge and the Des Moines Botanical Center.

The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features an Asian pavilion atop an undulating bridge spanning a pond that cascades into the Des Moines River with a series of waterfalls. Accented by stone pagodas, lanterns and sculptural rock formations, the Asian garden's flowing lyrical ambiance will transport us to a picturesque Far Eastern paradise.

There is on street parking without meters available on the West side of the street nearest the pagoda.  With a 30% chance of rain and high of 51, I suggest you dress in layers and trust that we'll be warmed by breath and movement.  The rain won't stop us either as the pagoda will serve as our shelter.  You may want to bring a towel for underneath your mat.

I'll be wearing a golden scarf.  Call or text 515-979-6474 if you can't find me.

Guerilla Yoga... unconventionally fun. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Introducing Guerilla Yoga

Guerilla Yoga is about having fun and enjoying life in the moment.  It showcases holistic yoga benefits in unconventional and approachable ways.  The unconventional happens in the way we practice as well as the location we find ourselves in.  I find that immersing in my surroundings with all of my senses I am more able to soften the activity of my mind.  The city of Des Moines is filled with beauty from the architecture of buildings and bridges to the rivers reflecting sunlight.

Views from the Guerilla Yoga Mat
You know my style... I bring the yoga to you.  All Guerilla Yoga is accessible to bodies of all types and experiences.  Each week I'll announce a new spot filled with beautiful views of downtown Des Moines.  Subscribe to my Guerilla Yoga feed to get the details directly in your inbox or visit www.guerillayogadm.com.

With my recent move to Des Moines, I have found myself in awe of the picturesque views and am excited to share with you.  Guerilla Yoga will be held Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm through the summer beginning May 1.  I'll announce the location earlier that week... you may catch hints on social media Twitter @LynnMarie_C or on Facebook.

There is a suggested donation of $5 that can be paid by cash or check.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on... and any other props you find helpful to support your practice.

Guerilla Yoga... fun... accessible... and unconventional.