This was where the tribe gathered. The sun has just started beating down upon us and everyone’s already into the yoga and dance movement.
I was there around 10 am to catch the yoga workshops held in the morning and to enjoy the morning sea breeze.
This year’s soulscape extends their love to the whole community with their free yoga and dance classes for the public. They even had a little corner for the kids called the Kids Oasis where parents can finally meditate and take a break from babysitting to enjoy the yoga workshops and classes held at Soulscape.
Soulscape welcomes everyone to their community pavillion where complimentary yoga classes are held.
This is my access pass to the ticketed area where I could attend the workshops in the ticketed area.
The first yoga class I’ve attended for the day was Soulfire flow by Cristi Christensen. Each classes has got really interesting names and sometimes I couldn’t figure out what it really was until I’ve attended the class itself. So the Soulfire flow class turned out to be similar to a Vinyasa yoga class suitable for all levels. The yoga teacher, Cristi, had this ball of fire in her that really helped to light up each of our souls. It was a good class because we ended the class with a crazy tribal dance. Dancing really makes people happy.
If not for the haze, it would have been such a lovely day to sit by the beach all day, taking in deep breaths as you do yoga and meditate.
There’s also a market place area where there’s lotsa healthylicious food for the yogis.
One of the ‘hot potatoes’ is Do Si Rak which sells korean-style vegetables and meat rice served in a tub that looked like an ice-cream tub. I thought there was an ice-cream store somewhere that sells vegan ice cream because alot of the yogis where holding this beautiful ice-cream tubs. Who knows that there would be warm cooked food stuffed in it? I haven’t gave it a try but it looks ridiculously yummy.
And there’s Box Green, a company that helps you to make healthier snack choices. I’ve worked with them before and do try out their soya crisp because you can’t really get it anywhere else.
MyMaha was also in the house selling their plant-based dietary powdered supplement which could be simply mixed with water and drink it as it is. It is really tasty and nothing too ‘grass-sy’ because of its strong fruity taste.
Oh! And there’s our favourite coconut man that hands out free drinks like Cocolife and soyabean milk by Nutri Soy to us everytime we walked past him. The coconut water really helps to hydrate the body and kept me going for the day as I stayed from morning till night.
I’ve also attended the Dynamic split-joint and hip opening by Saumik Bera, the founder of Real Yoga. He was the most flexible male instructor I’ve ever met. My legs were already turning jelly by the end of the day. But I still went ahead for the next yoga workshop by Amanda Koh, another instructor from Real Yoga. She created this form of yoga called Kalari yoga which isn’t quite like your typical yoga class and this really take the focus to our body movements and energy within us. It isn’t just about executing perfect yoga poses but it is about getting in tune with the body’s rhythm and flow of energy.
Last but not least, we attended the Sunset yoga by Saumik Bera and Cristi Christensen where we did a series of moon salutations to end off the evening. While it wasn’t exactly fun to get sand on your mat, it isn’t everyday where we get to practise yoga out on a beach like this.
That’s what yoga is all about.