Rooftop Asana in Oakland, CA
[slickr-flickr tag="Oakland Rooftop Yoga" sort="date" pause="on" captions="off"] Back in October after I photographed my friend Morgan's wedding in Stanford, CA, I took an Acroyoga Immersion in Oakland. It was an intense week of inversions, Thai massage, basing and flying that took my yoga practice to the next level.
My friend Aaron Lind came from New Orleans to take the immersion also. Aaron is a yoga teacher at Swan River Yoga which is where I practice Jivamukti and Anusara yoga while I am in the Big Easy, as well as the Swan River style. Aaron was the one who first introduced me to AcroYoga through a class he teaches called Symbiotic Yoga. It was fitting that I got to practice with him at the immersion. I also secured a place for him to stay while he was there, at my friend Brian's apartment.
On friday night after the immersion was over we found ourselves up on the roof of Brian's building. As was our usual routine by this point, we started practicing asana. I realized it was a great photo op and got my camera and started photographing Aaron. After a while we switched roles and he got some nice photos of me. The glowing light balls in the photos are my LED glow poi, which make for nice portable lighting...
If you would like to see photos of the AcroYoga immersion check out my flickr photo set. I am about to begin a yoga photo project here in New Orleans that I will reveal details about soon, so stay tuned!