Yoga speed dating
When the facilitator asked the room if liked swiping, almost rhetorically, I was the lone one who raised a hand. I had ended my first rendezvous knowing nothing about the man in front of me except that he loved his family. “OK, bye,” I told him, but he was already onto the next woman.
The mini dates that followed alternated from bizarre to surprising to super-uncomfortable.
The evening starts at 5pm sharp, so please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Activities include group icebreakers and games, small group poses, a rotation of partner poses, eye gazing meditation and group relaxation.
They wanted depth, a soul mate and real-life exchanges. ” I offered awkwardly, thinking someone must feel the same way. Minutes later, I found myself in front of my first date, the tallest man in the room, with longish black hair. I followed the facilitator’s instructions and nodded at each of his pronouncements of gratitude—to his mother, to his sister, to his aunt. I started with my exes—I figured that all the rules of a normal date were already out—but before I could get past the first name, it was time to rotate. ” I said aloud while my date looked at me uneasily, clearly just as confused.
She says she started the practice as a way to help single men and women come together in a more conscious environment.
Single men and women roll out their mats and practice partner yoga with one yogi of the opposite sex before switching to meet and practice with the next one.
A couple of people had on yoga clothing, but most were slightly more dressed up, the men in button-downs and the women in flowy skirts.
“I am going to prove energy to you,” the man said before bringing out a plastic transparent ball, the kind that lights up if you hold it at both ends. He had two people touch each end and then hold hands—the blue and red lights danced.