Yoga in the Rain

One of the biggest surprises about running a pop-up yoga business is that we wish we had first studied meteorology! As you know if you live in Charlotte, you never know what the weather will be like from minute to minute. And that’s exactly what happened last week. 

Each day we have an outdoor brewery yoga class scheduled, we become amateur meteorologists, checking our weather apps every hour to be sure the sun will be shining at 6:30 p.m., or at least that there won’t be a downpour. Last Wednesday, the apps looked bright and sunshiny all day long, until we received an alert at 4:34 p.m. – Severe Thunderstorm WARNING issued for Mecklenburg county until 5:15 p.m! WHAT??? This news immediately triggers a barrage of texts and phone calls. Do we cancel, or do we not?

A quick check-in with our favorite meteorologist, Vicki Graf of WSOCTV, confirms our fears. Thunder, lightning, rain until 6 p.m. But, is all of that happening at Sycamore Brewing at 6:30? And will the grass be wet?

We hate cancelling class when our loyal yogis are counting on us! So, with commitment from our fearless teacher, Erin Falls, we carry on. The result? Our loyal, brave yogis practice yoga in the rain. Not a downpour, but enough rain that our yoga mats are covered in raindrops. The sky was dark, scary and beautiful, and by the end of the class, we eased into savasana under the setting sun. A yoga raindance. Another unique NC Yoga Bar experience.

Ali Washburn