Article by Anne
On Sunday, October 25th, 6 hearty TIC members met at the theater in Tilburg for a “Yoga Concert”…a yoga concert??? Yup, this innovative idea is a combination of a yoga lesson + live music and takes place on the expanded stage of the theater in the Muziekzaal. While the 10 am starting time on Sunday is not for the faint hearted, TIC had arranged for the clocks to be set back an hour the previous night, enabling all to get a long night’s sleep in spite of the early wake up hour 😉
Patricia met us at the door with tickets after which we made our way to the auditorium where we grabbed a mat, rolled it out and waited for the lesson to begin. The event was sold out, so there was a good group with participants being of all different levels. I only do yoga very occasionally (i.e. usually 1-2 times per year!) so complicated and difficult poses are not really in my repertoire! Fortunately, the yoga instructor gives a range of alternatives for exercises so I and the gentleman next to me both managed OK 🙂
The music was provided by a piano and xylophone duo and the lovely music flowed and ebbed as we went through the exercises. There was time at the end of the lesson to relax and listen, so I was very refreshed when the hour was over. We then headed over to the Nieuwland café where we all had a warm drink – courtesy of TIC – and sampled their delicious breakfast menu. Yummy!! I thoroughly enjoyed this unique start of my Sunday! The next Yoga Concert will be on Sunday, November 29th, so plan now to join us!