Expedition #1 - Yoga, Pilates & Mindfulness Cohort

Words and Photo : Annalise W. - Yoga, Pilates & Mindfulness Cohort

The Grade 10 Yoga, Pilates, and Mindfulness cohort began the day in the Wenman Cricket pavilion, with a mindfulness exercise led by Mr. Baer. Each member was given a journal which they will use to chart their various expedition days throughout the year, as well as throughout the June pursuit trip. The cohort then took a Yin yoga class, a gentler, slower type of yoga which focuses more on holding poses for as long as five breaths. The Yin yoga instructor also taught the cohort pieces of the history of yoga and its language, Sanskrit. Following the Yin yoga session, there was time for a discussion about what the grade 10’s would like their cohort to look like for the rest of the year, and what personal goals they would like to achieve through the cohort. They then had the option to practice reflective journaling around campus. After a lunch break, the group traveled to Cadboro Bay to take a more fast paced Hatha yoga class at Yew Tree Yoga. All in all, the excursion was both restful and fun. We look forward to the next expedition day will likely focus on the Pilates aspect of the cohort.