With the support of IE Campus Life, the IE Yoga Club had the opportunity to organize a promotional event on the 28th of November at IE. The class was offered complimentary for the students and Jaime Arnaiz Rebollo from JAR filmed the class in order to create a promotional video for the club. There was a great turnout by students and recording the class provides future promotional material for the club.
The collaboration of the students, the support of the certified yoga teacher and the help of Campus Life made this all possible. We’re still waiting for the final video and will be sure to post it on all social media channels as well as share it with Campus Life when it is completed.
After attending class, Devin kindly proposed to teach for the Yoga Club starting January. He was willing to organize a last-minute class (9 students attended!). He was able to meet the regular students who normally take class (more of a Hatha-based flow) and introduce a different teaching style – Ashtanga. Feedback from class was very positive: students appreciated having diversity in the styles of yoga offered by the club. We will continue to introduce different yoga styles and encourage new teachers to join the club starting January onwards.
Starting January, the IE Yoga Club will come out with a new face, having three main objectives in mind:
– Diversify our offer by offering every week an Ashtanga Yoga class, a Vinyasa Yoga class and a Hatha Yoga class.
– Plan regular classes every week. Student will be able to rely on the club and have a regular practice.
– Organize other events related to yoga (as meditation or nutrition) by finding sponsors in Madrid.
In addition, we will look to develop and nurture existing relationships with yoga studios here in Madrid and welcome collaborations as well as guest teachers for different classes. We want to encourage students to learn more about yoga and how it can be of use during stressful situations (exam week, group conflict, deadlines, etc.) and everyday life. We aim to make yoga more available and break down existing stereotypes/misconceptions about what yoga is and how the practice can improve students’ lives.