When it comes to workout, Yoga is traditionally known as the laid back version of a workout. Well, I can tell you from experience that yoga is low-impact and a little lower key than other workouts but it is definitely not laid back. Yet, because of the low-impact side of it, yoga is the perfect exercise routine to do as a family.
Yoga is good for people of all ages because it is based on stretching and holding poses for muscle activation. It takes strength, some balance (not a requirement but helps), and encouragement to do accurately. I like that it is an activity that everyone in your family can do and it is a good way to encourage a healthy lifestyle with kids. Encouragement is the key to getting your kids involved here.
I mean, what kid really wants to (or in some cases can) slow down and hold these crazy poses for long periods of time. Well, as a parent you have to make things fun to get the kids interested.
Enter Moonlight Yoga on the Detroit river front. This experience is just as it sounds, yoga next to the Detroit River at night. But there is a surprise! Not only do you get have a yoga session in a unique location, you get glow-in-the-dark jewelry (bracelet and necklace) and a fun lighted baton to do the poses with. Nothing is more fun than glow-in-the-dark goodies for kids.
My daughter and I had a blast at the last session of the Moonlight Yoga season. I loved the whole experience and she loved being able to try yoga with the fun lights. Every time the instructor said to hold or move the wand she was right on it. She does not have the best balance, but she tried hard and the additional lights motivated her to try harder. The first thing she said when we were done is “We are coming next year right?”
Of course we will be back next year! I am surprised that I had not heard of this event until this year but we are hooked. Each session is a mere $5 and that is to cover your accessories. So, if you are looking for a fun twist on yoga that is a good introduction to kids, check out Moonlight Yoga when it hits the Detroit Riverfront again next year, just keep an eye out on the Detroit River Conservatory website.