‘See more magic in life’

Harry Pot­ter yoga casts a spell on Kings County

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA WOODVILLE Sara.Eric­s­son@kingscountynews.ca

Harry Pot­ter may be set in Eng­land, but it just got a whole lot closer to home for yo­gis in Kings County.

Yoga in­struc­tor Suzi Fevens has cre­ated a Hog­warts-in­spired yoga class, and will be bring­ing it to the Woodville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Nov. 2. As a life­long fan of the books and movies, Fevens can­not wait to en­chant her class.

And she’ll be do­ing just that with a wand in hand. The ticket price for each par­tic­i­pant will in­clude a wand, which Fevens plans on mak­ing her­self.

“The more you know about yoga, and the more you think about Harry Pot­ter, you see how they re­late. A lot of the things that Dum­ble­dore taught Harry go hand-in-hand with yoga,” says Fevens.

While search­ing for a unique theme to base a yoga class on, Fevens was struck with in­spi­ra­tion when she found her­self again in­spired by her love of the Hog­warts world. She found her­self re­search­ing quotes from books and ty­ing them to spe­cific yoga mantras.

She de­scribes how poses are just one of the eight limbs of yoga, and the prac­tice stretches far be­yond down­ward-dog pose tropes.

“If you look at life through the eyes of yoga, you can see more magic in life – just like you can through Harry Pot­ter,” she says.

The quote that ini­tially struck Fevens was Dum­ble­dore ad­vis­ing Harry that, “it does not do to dwell on dreams and for­get to live.” She says this aligns with how yoga seeks to show peo­ple how to live in their day-to-day life, rather than solely fo­cus­ing on lofty dreams or ex­pec­ta­tions.

Fevens will also draw in­spi­ra­tion from the clas­sic war­rior pose and shift it so peo­ple are pos­ing as wiz­ards in­stead, with wands out­stretched as they draw in their breaths. She also plans on mak­ing but­ter beer, pump­kin juice and choco­late frogs for peo­ple to sam­ple at the event.

Half the tick­ets have al­ready sold – all to peo­ple Fevens doesn’t know, which she says means the event is re­ally reach­ing peo­ple.

“This is one of those ridicu­lous ideas that I get in my head, and so it’s pretty sur­pris­ing – al­ready I’m think­ing, ‘this is some­thing I could def­i­nitely do again,’” she says.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to be put on a wait­ing list once tick­ets sell out, visit the event page here: https://www.face­book.com/ events/988832577991451/.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Suzi Fevens is a life­long Harry Pot­ter fan and is bring­ing ‘Yoga at Hog­warts’ to Woodville.

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