|8/26/21 Fran Gallo leads her class in the tree pose as Third Harbour plays traditional Celtic music.
My yoga instructor Fran Gallo has offered a Yoga in
the Park class series every summer for 21 years. In recent years, it became my tradition to sketch her class annually. I skipped it last summer, but this
year I felt comfortable resuming my tradition. Even more convenient for me, she
moved her class from Wallingford to Green Lake in a nice shady spot with trees.
We didn’t need the shade last Thursday, when the wind and cloud cover made it downright chilly by early evening, but it was a class I couldn’t miss: Third Harbour, a trio playing Irish/Celtic music, performed lovely, traditional music for her students. As I sketched, I could feel my own and everyone’s blood pressure dropping as stresses of the day fell away. Fran begins every class with a dedication, and on that day it was “walking on sacred ground.” The music was ideal for connecting the mind, body and spirit with the earth.
|It looks like all her students are doing different poses, but that's because as soon as I sketched one, the pose would change!