You know summer has arrived in Ottawa when you see the yoga mats being carried up to Parliament Hill on Wednesdays for the free noon hour yoga session on the front lawn of Parliament Hill. Lu Lu Lemon sponsors what has become a hugely popular yoga session. Every Wednesday is led by a different yoga studio/teacher or team of teachers, which is fabulous, as you get to experience a variety of different styles and approaches and because there are all levels attending… and really…it is not terribly difficult. Last year, Justin Trudeau jumped in to join one day.
I have a teacher names Ichih Wang, who is one of many fabulous teachers at Pure Yoga here in Ottawa (http://www.pureyogaottawa.com) who lives and breathes yoga. She was instrumental in getting Yoga on the Hill started and while it took a while to catch on, now, the lawn is almost totally covered in colorful mats each Wednesday. The pics below were taken this week. Kudos to you Ichih and to LuLu Lemon and everyone who makes this possible!! It’s become such an “Ottawa’ thing, which I love to brag about!
Annie – Lord Elgin Hotel