Halloween Yoga can and should be fun and light-hearted. I did 2 Halloween-themed yoga classes yesterday. While neither one was smooth or polished it seemed amusing to some and I saw smiles and heard gentle chuckles–hmmm, were they laughing with me…..? Anyway, it’s over and done, so who cares?
For my grown-up yoga classes, I’m using some old familiar tunes like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett. I turned an old autumnally-decorated mock turtleneck into a tree with falling leaves and will wear a cheap pair of kitty-cat ears, hoping clever folks will see me as a cat stuck up in a tree. It’s a stretch I know, but again, who cares?
I will offer my first ever Kids Halloween Yoga class to show off some of my little-known yoga training that I don’t get to use very often. Actually, I do not officially have kids yoga training in my repertoire, but I have some prior experience and lots of videos and goofy-named asanas that will get me through 30 minutes with children. (All I have to do is keep their attention and persuade them to listen to me….holy sleeping bat, what am I thinking? Kids don’t listen to me! That’s why I got out of substitute teaching and only had 2 children of my own. Oh Robin!). Too late–posters are in windows, Facebook has been notified, and I’m asking for donations to the local food bank, so it’s on.
I do hope some kids actually show up!