The instructors at Indie are great, and the community welcoming. They're also the pioneering sort, putting on, as they did this weekend, San Diego's very first yoga and music festival - V elements.
(Side note: I actually dislike the name, because people had to be told that the V was a Roman numeral, so you should be saying 5 elements, as opposed to, you know, V elements. But that's my own problem, right?)
It was a one-day event, with yoga all day - each class accompanied by live music or dj - then live music and/or djs all night. There were pre-parties and after parties. There were vendors. There were hula hoop classes. There was fun.
I myself only made it to 2 yoga classes during the day, and then back for dinner and two bands in the early evening, but wow, it was all so excellent.
Plus I attended the event with my very favorite people.
|Hmm, I don't really know these people. But just look at them getting their downward dogs on. (Well, except for that one guy who's all 3-legged dog instead.)|
|Look here - more people I don't know, but, hey I got to hold hands with them anyway ;)|
|Ah, there is one of my favorite people. She's making new friends while hula hooping. Of course she is!|
|And here she is shopping. She dragged my out of class to look at this Cleopatra-number. It was $45 dollars. She's cute and all, but um, no way.|
|I get why she was shopping though. She was waiting and waiting and waiting to get in this crazy Dr. Bronner's All One Ark Village foam-blasting station.|
|Check out their cool ride!|
|Pretty nifty, huh?|
|Finally, the kids found enough peeps to fill the tub, and viola - foam blasting!|
|Hi there, girl of mine! (Wait, is she flipping me the bird?)|
|Meanwhile, the acro yogis were doing their thing,|
|while the majority of peeps were soaking up their savasana after Pradeep Teotia's class.|
|Post-yoga the stage came alive with louder sounds, and lights.|
|The sun set.|
|And did I say lights?|
And although I was too cheap to kick down for that crazy metal head gear for my girl, I did pay top dollar for my new favorite toy, a memento of the day's fun:
And a great prop to work into all the other days of fun to come....