Campus Recreation held its fourth annual Yoga Rave in the MAC gym at the Rec Center.
The event took place on Thursday, March 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.
Participants were encouraged to wear bright body paint and glow sticks, and they practiced yoga in a rave-like setting, complete with neon and black light to the music of DJ Well Dunn.
This year, the Yoga Rave asked participants to bring two canned goods for the on-campus food pantry to support the Auburn community.
“We’re trying to give back to the community since giving back is one of our mantras this year that we’re going to focus on,” Holly Clark, junior in pre-pharmacy, said.
The Yoga Rave also featured a new class this year: BollyX. BollyX is a high intense cardio workout and is one of the three free Group Fit classes offered this semester.
“It’s taught by our group fit instructors and is one of our new formats," Clark said. "It’s kind of like Bollywood dancing, which is really awesome."
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Clark taught Partner Yoga, another free Group Fit class, with Madeline Harrington to the audience Thursday night.
When asked if it’s different to teach a large audience rather than a small class, Clark said, “Definitely.”
“With our newer instructors, we told them there might be a little bit of stage fright," Clark said. "We have high stages this year so everyone can see us, and you definitely have to focus more on what you queue because you don’t want anyone to get hurt since you can’t see everyone obviously. It’s definitely different, but it’s a great feel. It feels more like a party and less like a class.”
Clark said Chase Dowling and Lisa Padgett planned the event together, and that Dowling made the t-shirts reading “Let’s Get It Ohm.”
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