Back by popular demand! #AAQ Yoga Day will return on Sunday, October 15, 2017 for yogis looking to find their Zen under the sea, Aquarium officials announced today. The hour-long session will begin at 10:00 a.m. as participants relax in front of the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit while an AAQ biologist and certified yoga instructor leads the class. Yoga Day is open to participants aged 18 years and older of all skill levels.
"I have worked as a biologist here are Adventure Aquarium for over a decade,” said Liz Hann, Zoological Manager at Adventure Aquarium and certified yoga instructor. “I’ve had a love for aquatic animals for most of my life, especially sharks. I recently found yoga and have grown to love the practice. To be able to incorporate these two aspects of my life and share it with others is really a great opportunity."
Not only is it a fun opportunity but a truly unique one. Nowhere else in the Delaware Valley can offer views of beautiful sea life while holding a yoga pose./p>
"Whether you are an experienced yogi or brand new to yoga, practicing in front of dozens of sharks, stingrays and fish is definitely a cool experience,” said Hann.
Following the yoga sessions, participants can stay and tour the aquarium featuring sharks, sea turtles, hippos and thousands of other aquatic species. Additional tickets can also be purchased for guests not participating in the yoga class at a discounted rate. Guests interested in just a workout can purchase yoga only tickets as well.
“After yoga, you can really visit any of the exhibits and watch the animals floating in the water,” said Hann. “Whether you visit the jelly exhibits, sit in Ocean Realm Theater and watch the sea turtles cruise around or hang out in Shark Den, you’ll leave here feeling really calm and peaceful – definitely bringing your #AAQYoga Day full circle.”
Those interested in participating in #AAQYoga Day are encouraged to reserve tickets now as space is limited. Participants are also asked to bring their own mats to class. For more information or to purchase tickets for #AAQYoga Day, please visit adventureaquarium.com.