Family Yoga at Big Fish Little Fish
Last year, I saw an advert promoting a new event in Exeter called Big Fish Little Fish to be held at Exeter Phoenix. Big Fish Little Fish are a music and events crew that put on family raves with all the freedom and excitement of a mini-festival, right in the heart of cities and towns. “London’s latest clubbing craze” – The Guardian. Big Fish Little Fish is taking the Country by storm.
I thought that Yoga would be a perfect complement to this type of event and emailed the South West Manager Neil Briggs. Neil agreed that Yoga would be a great addition and booked Yoga for Children to run the Voodoo Room at Exeter Phoenix on 23 January 2016.
I decided to run three family yoga workshops through-out the afternoon as the events are aimed at families with children under aged 8. I run a number of family yoga classes and parent and toddler classes so I thought this would be the best format. I set the room for about 12 families to join in. BFLF can attract large numbers of people to their events. I scheduled three classes for the afternoon and put up a notice on the door and on my pop up banner with the times.
Ruby getting in a bit of yoga practice before the event starts
I went downstairs with Ruby (my helpful assistant) to see what was going on. There was a pop up shop, crafts, face painting and of course the main room where all the rave action takes place. This event had a super hero’s theme and the costumes didn’t disappoint. We had all sorts of superheroes turning up for yoga : )
I went back upstairs for the first session and found that there was a room full of families waiting on the mats for the first yoga class. BFLF events target under 8’s. There were quite a lot of younger children with the older siblings so I decided to do short yoga routines to music – well it was a family rave after all.
All three sessions where packed out on the day and people were queuing to get in. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the day went. If you haven’t been to BFLF event get some tickets for your family for the next event. BFLF is something completely different. You can dance, have a great time with your children, listen to some fab tunes and get involved in lots of different activities.
Neil commented: Thanks to Yoga for Children for hosting the great Family Yoga sessions upstairs. They were in high demand, so much so that the 3pm session took over the entire room, with people getting involved even without a mat!
Don’t forget when the yoga stops you have just got to dance….