Photos of the day: Parliament Hill Yoga

by DaniGirl on May 6, 2015 · 3 comments

in Life in Ottawa, Photo of the Day

I think most residents of Ottawa have heard that on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in summer, there’s free yoga on the lawn of Parliament Hill. It’s hosted by lululemon (a store I personally refuse to endorse with my cash) and has been going on since at least 2007. Because I don’t work most Wednesdays, I’d never actually made it over to see a class in action, but my week is a little out of joint this week and today seemed like the perfect day to check it out – as a spectator, that is. I’m actually attending a weekly hot power yoga class one evening a week, but was not at all prepared to do anything but spectate today.

I should have clued in to the fact that it was going to be well-attended when it seemed like most people walking up Metcalfe toward Parliament Hill were carrying yoga mats and water bottles. I was anticipating maybe 50 or a hundred yogis. I’d underestimated the attendance by a few – hundred. Maybe as many as a thousand.

They took up every bit of space on the entire West Block half of the lawn in front of the Parliament Buildings. People were setting up on the sidewalk, around Eternal Flame – everywhere. Look at this!

Yoga on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Yoga on Parliament Hill

Is that not amazing? Free yoga for thousands on the front lawn of our seat of political power. I love Ottawa!

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1 smothermother May 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

thanks crazy awesome!

2 smothermother May 7, 2015 at 7:37 am


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