Yoga with the SHARKS!

Yoga with the SHARKS! The Denver Aquarium where zen meets underwater adventure. Click to learn how to add this experience to your life! #Sharks #Denver #Yoga Yoga lifestyle, photography, videos

When I learned the Denver Aquarium hosted Yoga with the Sharks on Saturdays, I had to go! I missed Shark Week. This unusual class combined an adventure fix with a zen experience.  I had to share my photos and videos of my latest adventure.

I’ve always been a water girl (something to do with my Aries fire sign, I’m sure.) I still have an aquarium at home.

are fish color blind

The most fun I’ve had with sharks, up until last Saturday, was watching Jaws, poolside.

jaws at the pool

I figured yoga would be held in a packed auditorium-like space. Nope. My daughter, Courtney, and I arrived early and found a dark intimate room where an enormous aquarium dominated the room. We spread our yoga mats right up to the glass. Mere inches separated us from the blood-thirsty killers.

Good thing we arrived early. Late-comers ended up in the hall. The fabulous instructor led us through traditional yoga poses while the fish, sharks, and a couple of sea turtles swam in front of us.

Yoga with sharks 1

There have been several studies linking low blood pressure with watching fish in an aquarium. No wonder mine is so low. Being surrounded by all sizes of them, I wonder how much everyone’s BP dropped during class. Yoga alone can be very relaxing.

After a quick hour, we shared our Namastes and rolled up our mats.

Yoga with the Sharks 2

Yoga dudes with sharks

Then, Courtney and I took a quick tour of the Aquarium.

colorful tropical fish

The crowded school of fish reminded me of the limited space for our yoga mats.

The Denver Aquarium

The Denver Aquarium welcomes volunteers. I found one in the shark tank!

Shark with brave diver

This would be more my speed.

Volunteer at Denver Aquarium

We had a blast! I would definitely go back. If you’re in the Denver Area, check the Denver Aquarium calendar.

Are you into yoga? Would like to have sharks in the backdrop or would it be counterproductive to your zen experience?

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    1. I had never heard of it either! I loved it and would definitely go again.

      Lowering blood pressure really works according to studies. I would love to have one in my bedroom. The bubbles alone would be soothing!
      Thanks for reading, Jonno!

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    1. You would have loved it, Cherie. It was a fantastic experience! It seems to be ongoing, so I hope to go again soon. It was the largest class our yoga instructor had seen. I bet the Shark Week hype helped. How did I miss it? I put it on my calendar for next year. Lol!

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  1. What a FUN Experience! I am not sure if I could get my yoga on due to admiring the aquarium. I enjoy yoga though and recently started taking a hybrid class called Yogalates, which is a combination of yoga and Pilates. I love adventures with animals – aquariums, zoos, amusement parks, etc. There are a good number of sharks in your photos too! Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Renee! You are an adventure girl too! I love yogalates. A total body workout while stretching through poses. I wonder if they ever have yoga classes at the Denver zoo….

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  2. If you have a lot of fire in your chart, it’s possible that you like water to balance you out. (With me, I can’t figure out if it’s that, or if it’s just Capricorn being a mergoat and all! LOL)

    If you know about what time of the day you were born, I can look into it for you–DM me your date and approximate time of birth on twitter. If you only know “afternoon” or something, I can work with that, too…I mess around with astrology a little for fun and have found a few things. 😉

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  3. It’s wonderful that they offer that experience. Although yoga seems best suited to the atmosphere, I can imagine almost any activity benefiting from the experience. How cool would it be if that was a work space and you were surrounded by that all day. One wall, floor to ceiling aquarium. Devine!

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  4. Couple things:

    1) OMG THIS IS AWESOME!
    2) They did NOT do this when I lived there and now I’m jealous… will have to look it up when we’re back visiting.
    3) I really hope this catches on and other aquariums start similar events. I’ve heard of “sleeping with the sharks” (where you get to do a sleepover at the aquarium, adults only) and that sounds good but you’re asleep for most of it so this is BETTER!
    4) You just know at some point the sharks are going to start learning a few things and will be critiquing everyone’s technique. “Tch, look at that one… you know, you can always tell the ones who carry their tension in their shoulders. RELAX, Carol! Work will still be there on Monday! Yeah, she’s not listening… look at that form. She’s gonna pull something, but nobody ever asks me, do they? Nope. Because I’m a shark.”

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    1. 1) It was a blast and very relaxing.

      2) Check out the calendar for the next time you visit!

      3) When I Googled it, There are other aquariums that hold yoga classes. I wish someone would host Jaws at the pool again!

      4) I didn’t feel judged, but the sharks could have been placing bets on which one of us could hold standing pigeon pose…

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  5. I love yoga, nearest I have got is Yoga with the mosquitos, (in the park) which is a slightly less than zen like experience, you are concentrating on your downward dog and the next thing you know zzzzzTT you’ve been bitten on the ass. Namaste bug!

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  6. I have be pondering about take up Yoga, but I have reserves as I am quite worried about not being about to un – pretzel myself when the hours up and it time to come home again.

    oh and I had to laugh because when I first read the yoga with sharks part. I thought it was all about a yoga session at the public beach in view of the umbrella table where Strange Wayne and Big Wave Dave are hanging out.

    Our son Ryker will be 5 years old in eight more days, and I and me Wife have been talking about putting him either or Dancing class, Bal-lette or Gymnastics for tots. He is really smart. He listened to and discovered Pachelbel’s Cannon in D – he was smiling huge, and he says: ‘oh daddy you have to listen to this! It’s beautiful music. It makes my heart smile. 🙂

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  7. I don’t know the meaning of downward dogs, but do I dare ask if it is in reference to the game of twister!

    I didn’t say that…

    Got I hope this blog is prime time and over 18. 🙂

    all in fun. 🙂

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