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Lululemon 2015 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Eoin Finn 4

I wondered if there would be summer nooner yoga classes this year. I saw a notice at the Robson street downtown Lululemon store saying that it would return soon!

I was so happy to see that! I found the schedule online.

This is what it said:

We’re all entitled to an extended lunch break, right?

change that “nama’stay in the office” to “namaste” in the plaza.

nooner yoga is back, and better than ever. Starting Thursday, July 9th, then running every Wednesday at Noon from July 15th – September 2ndas well as a special finale on Labour Day Monday (September 7th) at the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza.

Featured Yogis:

July 9th: Carolyn Anne Budgell

July 15th: Alli Shafer

July 23rd: Christie Baumgartner

July 29th: Eoin Finn

August 5th: Sara Jade Gooding

August 12th: Danielle Mika Nagel

August 19th: Franceska Lavaggi

August 26th: Alex Mazerolle

September 2nd: Michelle Brunet

September 7th: TBD

We get by with a little help from our friends, so stay tuned for pop-ups from Rise Kombucha, Lush Cosmetics, Saje, Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary, KIND Snacks, Stanley Park Brewery, Whistler Water and more!

We’ll see you at noon, yoga-na love it!’

I’ve been going to the free yoga classes offered by Lululemon at their stores for years and I love these summer classes.

I went to the fourth class, July 29th, 2015.

Here is a picture of the instructor, Eoin Finn. He has been a previous nooner yoga instructor and also taught a Seawheeze session last year! He’s extremely popular! You should check out their website, blissology!

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Here is Eion Finn’s wife, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, also a previous nooner yoga instructor from 2013! I’ve been lucky enough to have taken classes with her, too! They live and travel all over the world spreading their yoga philosophy! Today, she was talking some photos of the class.

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Here are some photos of his instructors going amongst the yogis to do some corrections.

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This is a beautiful dog. He was patiently waiting for his yoga Mom to finish the class.

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It was a beautiful sunny day but not too hot for us to do yoga.

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Eion is an instructor who actually does the poses, not just talk us through them.

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You can see the olympic flame cauldron in the background again.

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At the end of the class, he urged everybody to leave their mats and come together to the front.

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As everyone stood up and came closer to the front, it almost seemed like a rock concert where everybody is trying to reach the rock star!

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There was some yoga babies again this week!

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Again, we were lucky to get Whistler water! There was also O.N.E Coconut Water offered as well. Apparently, there was Rise Kombucha as well but they did not offer me any.

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This was really great! It’s always such a treat to be taught by Eoin Finn! Thanks very much to Lululemon for offering this special summer nooner classes! I’ll definitely return to take classes from those star yoga instructors!


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Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Eoin Finn 3

‘Every Wednesday in July and August at 12PM (noon) take a break from the daily grind and join the rest of Vancouver for a midday flow near the Olympic Cauldron at Burrard Landing. Each week features a unique practice!

Weekly Yoga Instructors:  July 3rd: Mara Branscombe  July 10th: Insiya Rasiwala-Finn July 17th: Eoin Finn July 24th: Erin Anderson July 31st: Danielle Mika Nagel  August 7th: Christie Baumgartner  August 14th: Suzanne Slocum-Gori  August 21st: Frankie Lavaggi  August 28th: Whit Hornsberger

Please arrive ready to practice and early to ensure your spot.’

 Don’t forget to bring your mat!

*Due to the out door venue each weekly event will be subject to weather.*

I described the first and second summer nooner class in two other posts the last two weeks. I really enjoyed the second class with Insiya Rasiwala-Finn and today’s class was with her husband, Eoin Finn. She was also there today. Although it was sunny, it was quite windy and my mat kept blowing up!

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This couple practice blissology. Last week I got their card. Here is the couple posing side by side throughout the class.

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I got a card about their practice, blissology, it said, ‘Love is the ultimate renewable resource’. On the back it said,

‘There is a still place within, a source of infinite joy, love and bliss. When we are in touch with this place life ceases to be merely about us and we feel deeply connected to the well-being of our body/mind, our personal relationships, our community and nature. Blissology is about deepening our awareness of this place so we can be a positive force in the world. blissology.’

The class has become progressively more crowded each week.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. I guess I thought that he would be really serious for some reason, but he was quite the contrary! Before we started, he asked us to come close to the front. Then he asked for the first four July birthday people to come forward. He had those four people come up with dance moves and we all followed them. It was so much fun to celebrate their birthdays with dance!
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Here is the first section on the lower level. You can’t beat that view of the water and mountains!

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Here are some photos from the larger higher section. I guess it’s hard to tell from this photo, but there were a lot more people here. I couldn’t even fit them all in, in these photos. There were lots of people walking by, taking photos. Some couldn’t believe this beautiful sight of so many yogis all in unison!

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There is the Olympic Cauldron in the background.

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Free water was given out by Whistler water again!

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We attract a lot of spectators during the class!

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Here are some stretches toward the end of the class.

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I’m so glad that I was able to make it to this class! I am really looking forward to taking these classes and hope I can make the next week! So grateful to Lululemon for offering these free classes!


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Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Insiya Rasiwala-Finn 2

‘Every Wednesday in July and August at 12PM (noon) take a break from the daily grind and join the rest of Vancouver for a midday flow near the Olympic Cauldron at Burrard Landing. Each week features a unique practice!

Weekly Yoga Instructors:  July 3rd: Mara Branscombe  July 10th: Insiya Rasiwala-Finn July 17th: Eoin Finn July 24th: Erin Anderson July 31st: Danielle Mika Nagel  August 7th: Christie Baumgartner  August 14th: Suzanne Slocum-Gori  August 21st: Frankie Lavaggi  August 28th: Whit Hornsberger

Please arrive ready to practice and early to ensure your spot.’

 Don’t forget to bring your mat!

*Due to the out door venue each weekly event will be subject to weather.*

I described the first summer nooner class in a post last week. I didn’t intend to post about it again but I really enjoyed the second class with Insiya Rasiwala-Finn! I have heard of her and her husband (next week) because they are like yogi superstars! They now teach all over the world. I was so happy that I’d have the opportunity to take her class!

I got a card about their practice, blissology, it said, ‘Love is the ultimate renewable resource’. On the back it said,

‘There is a still place within, a source of infinite joy, love and bliss. When we are in touch with this place life ceases to be merely about us and we feel deeply connected to the well-being of our body/mind, our personal relationships, our community and nature. Blissology is about deepening our awareness of this place so we can be a positive force in the world. blissology.’

Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron 2

Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron 2

The class was a lot more crowded this week. Here is just the first section.

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Here is the larger higher section. I guess it’s hard to tell from this photo, but there were a lot more people here. I couldn’t even fit them all in, in this photo.

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Here is the first section again. They are closer to the water.

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Two of the guys that I volunteered with before were here offering a free bike valet. There were more yogis that took advantage of the service this week.

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They even offered air service!

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I’m so glad that I was able to make it to this class! I am really looking forward to taking her husband’s class next week! So grateful to Lululemon for offering these free classes!