Last month I headed to YYoga Northshore Elements with Gordon and Pat (the lululemon visuals dream team!) to work on our very first video yoga project, which made its debut on our homepage yesterday. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from the afternoon.
Nico was teaching a yoga class downtown, so while we waited for him to arrive we scoped out which angle to shoot from in the lovely new YYoga studio.
Chloe gave us a demo of the yoga wall, which involves strapping yourself in and using gravity to see the world from a different viewpoint. I can't wait to go back and hang upside down. Who wants to come with me?!
Nico's shorts also used the extra time to finish drying in the sun. (p.s.: lululemon products last longer when they never get to know the dryer. Read more about how to care for your lululemon here.)
Not pictured: we asked Nico to hold Astavakrasana for several minutes (with a few breaks) as Pat shot different angles to make sure we had a compelling photo for the home page. After already teaching a couple of classes earlier in the day and then shooting this video for an hour or two, this was not the easiest request, but Nico kept smiling, even in his tenth Astavaskrasana.
In the end, we chose this photo of both Nico and Chloe demonstrating Astavakrasana. As they say, two Astavakrasanas are better than one.
Thank you so much to Nico, Chloe, and YYoga for sharing your practice and studio with us.
We would love your feedback on our first Try This video. How can we make it even better next time? Which poses, sequences, or concepts would you like to see covered? Leave us a comment below!