Thinking outside the exercise box with yoga on the bridge event

Monica Kizer


Passport to Wellness and Bliss Yoga start off the fall semester at The W with their first event, "Barefoot on the Bridge" on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Riverwalk Bridge.

The event is free and is open to the public.

Passport to Wellness is an organization of student leaders who want to make a positive health change on the campus of The W and in the community. This year, the organization is thinking outside the box by getting The W and the community involved with a different style of physical activity: yoga. 

The purpose of this unusual event is to get the community engaged in fitness by introducing some physical activity in a fun, energetic manner. 

"I think yoga is something different, and it will be an eye-opener for those who are not familiar with this activity," said Bethany Lindsey, a student ambassador for the Passport to Wellness organization. The community can learn about how yoga helps the body become more flexible while feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Participants are advised to bring bug spray, a yoga mat and themselves, along with a positive attitude ready to have a great time. 

There is no experience required for this particular event.

"I would love to see people who have not attempted to try yoga at this event," said April Barlow, the project director for the Passport to Wellness. 

In fact, the class is not intense and opened to all levels. This session will have a total of eight experienced instructors, assisting participants with useful techniques.

"All shapes and sizes can benefit from this event," said Marissa Ceci, owner of Bliss Yoga Studios.

Participants can learn and have fun while enjoying a day of yoga.

All participants will receive a free juice from Juva Juice. Kasey Law, manager of Juva Juice, said the staff will be serving a variety of cold pressed juices. Some of the mouthwatering flavors that will be at this event are: Citrus Psych, John Lemon, Reboot, Red Zeplin, and Underground. 

She said the cold pressed juices are filled with nutrients and values that encourage healthy lifestyles. The juices are only guaranteed to the first 100 people, so those who come first get the free juice.