GLOW YOGA - Yogis gathered in the Eckville Elementary gym to help raise funds for a new school playground.

Yoga fundraiser helps support Eckville Elementary Playground

Yoga practitioners from the Eckville area had the opportunity to attune their skills for a good cause on May 10, at Eckville Elementary.

Yoga practitioners from the Eckville area had the opportunity to attune their skills for a good cause on May 10, at Eckville Elementary.

Yoga instructor Jodi Oslund visited the school to teach a yoga buti course, which was unique because it was a glow yoga experience. This means that the lights were off and a black light was brought in the liven up the visual sense. The event was also unique in that participants were raising money to fund the Eckville Elementary Playground.

“We are trying to raise some money for the playground fundraiser,” Oslund said. “We thought doing something fun and connecting could be a unique way to raise some money.”

Oslund said that glow yoga has become quite popular throughout the yoga community.

“It is fairly common in the buti yoga industry,” she said. “There is a lot of black-light events I’ve done them in many locations and they are pretty fun. It is connecting, it is good for your soul and buti yoga is a bit different then regular yoga. It is done with loud music and you are having fun while you practice.”

Oslund felt that this empowering method of yoga would be perfect for a fundraiser.

“I wanted to find a way to give back to the community and give back to the playground,” she said. “For me, I have three kids three, seven and almost nine years old. I know a couple of my kids may not experience the new playground but it is important to support our school and support any growth and progress that the community is trying to achieve for our kids. Hopefully, my younger one will be able to take advantage of the new playground.


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