I might be 21 but I feel like my days of wanting to go to events, clubbing, concerts, music festivals etc. are long over. Maybe I'm getting old too soon. I don't say no to everything but if I'm not 100% excited about it and I'll end up missing a yoga/workout session then I'll probably skip it.
If only there was something that combined a fun event with yoga or working out. OH WAIT THERE IS!
I've heard of events like these overseas but I guess I was just too new to the yoga scene to know about every little yoga event happening in Singapore.
I have a very bad habit of expecting too much and later being disappointed. So I told myself not to hype it up, just chill out and see what happens, that's how you really enjoy an event like SoulScape.
I was already very surprised by all the goodies I was hooked up with. They really know how to treat their guests well since we were given us about everything you'd need for SoulScape.
Members of the tribal council were decked out in 2XU apparel, as you would know is just about the finest in compression wear.
A beautiful elastic headband from Rumi Yoga Wear which were flown in direct from Hong Kong; by now you would know if it has a print and bright colour on it then I LOVE IT!
A bright red travel mat bag from Real Yoga and a Travel Yoga Mat - I picked Orange since once again, colour! Also I didn't own an orange yoga mat yet - a girl needs variety right?! (not pictured)
An Everyday Yoga Towel from Mandana. Personally I was pretty excited about the Mandana towel since i've wanted one for a while and of course I was putting off buying one of my own. Perfect timing am i right?
Besides the lovely gifts, we also got a goodie bag which had little treats like tea, a selfie stick (anyone here like taking selfies?), facial wash and sunscreen.
And of course I'll count in all the free coconut water that was available during the event, coconut water is everything!
I took my sister as my plus 1 and though we tried to plan out our day at SoulScape to make the most out of the event, it didn't work out as planned! Hitting the snooze button too many times meant we didn't even get to SoulScape until 9:30am when our original plan was to join the 9am Acro Yoga class. Oops!
We passed the next hour and a half until the 11am classes by going around all the booths that were opened - and buying a few items as well, most of them bars to snack on - lying around Tanjong Beach and of course getting a few photos!
But lets talk about the real SoulScape experience. The classes had something in them I did not expect.
The one class I enjoyed more than the others, 11am's SoulFire Flow Class led by Cristi Christensen. This class is one that will really stick with me for a long time.
I've attended yoga classes and I know what I like in them. One thing I don't are attending large classes. Though we can't get a small class of 5 at SoulScape can we?
So we make the best out of the situation. Cristi was nice enough to get a free space for two right in the front of the pavilion for my sister and I. Her class was more than just a flow; the asanas were all wonderful and her transitions felt refreshing especially with the beautiful view of the water in front of us.
Like a delightful scene and yoga flow weren't enough, Cristi really touched us by taking a spin on a traditional yoga class when she put on some upbeat music and got everyone to dance around the pavilion with her. Just letting go and being in the moment. Her words that followed when the flow continued really touched me - and I'm sure everyone else in class too - I can say this experience had to be one of the best yoga classes I've ever had the privilege to attend.
Those of you who followed me on snapchat would have seen the clips from that class and I was even nice enough to share one of them on my Instagram account - which you can still see if you wanna scroll back!
We attended a few other classes, thankfully we got to attend the evening AcroYoga class even if we did have a few hiccups! In between, we watched some other classes instead of joining in - trust me it is super fun to watch a dance class when you're snacking on vegan cupcakes, cookies and acai bowls! (All sold at SoulScape!)
The whole atmosphere at SoulScape was very inviting and I love how it made you feel like doing yoga all day and meeting all these new people was just natural, not something you HAD to make yourself do. If only everyday was like that right?
Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the night event but the 9 hours we did spend at SoulScape were definitely worth our time. Based on what other people have said, I'd say we missed a bunch by having to leave early, but oh well! Maybe next year!
If any of you attending SoulScape, it'll be great to share what you did too and how you liked it! And if you didn't, then come next year - you really missed out this year, so don't make the same mistake twice!
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