Yoga at Scotland’s National Museum, Edinburgh

Yet another epic yoga event brought to life by Lululemon, who are opening a new store in my home city of Edinburgh on July 10th! 
I’ve tried yoga on a London city rooftop, in a beautiful glasshouse at Kew Gardens and now…the spectacular setting of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh. I was so lucky to be back home for this event and it coincided wonderfully between our trips to Dublin and Pitlochry over the holidays. I signed up for the yoga practice on Facebook and didn’t really take note of the number of people signed up, over 300, as I thought it was pretty common practice to join a Facebook group but then not actually sign up for the event. 
How wrong I was! The venue opened at 7pm for an 8pm start, so Nige and I went along about 7.30pm and found the vaults of the museum filled with hundreds of yogis! An incredible turnout from Edinburgh, a city with, I thought, only a few yoga-dedicated studios, but maybe I’m wrong? The Scottish capital’s residents have obviously taken note of the worldwide yoga loving and jumped on the bandwagon! 
Although I’ve visited the museum a few times I was not prepared for the scene upstairs when we were called to our mats to begin our practice. Lines upon lines of Lululemon yoga mats had been laid out underneath the breathtaking glass ceiling of the museum, which was lit by the summer sunshine we’d been blessed with that day.
We were taken through our yoga practice by the lovely Demelza from Meadowlark, who is Lululemon’s Yoga Ambassador in Edinburgh. It was both challenging and relaxing with some friendly fun with our mat-neighbours and giggles over inflexibility! 
We finished on a 500 crowd-strong OMMMMMMMMM! (which given the acoustics of our setting may have just awoken the dinosaur skeletons surrounding us!) Just like at Kew, we were kindly given the gifts of our yoga mats to take home with us and to celebrate the launch of the new Lululemon store an amazing spread was put on with bubbly, beer, juices and healthy dinner boxes! Yum!

Thank you Lululemon for this amazing yogi experience, honestly one of a kind, and good luck with the new store, I’ll be sure to pop in when I’m next home!

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