While most athletic Harry Potter fans typically start up Quidditch leagues, one fit wizard decided to invent Harry Potter Yoga instead.
Isabel Beltran, a model and yoga teacher from Austin, Texas, taught a pretty magical Harry Potter Yoga class at a brewery over the weekend with hoped to be able to make it a regular event.
Mashable talked with Ximena Larkin, Isabel’s sister, who helped plan the collect of flexible witches and wizards.
“Isabel and I were talking about a route to attain the class more fun and interactive and boost attendance( median class size is about 10 ). I was reflecting on Harry Potter because Halloween night is the night his mothers succumbed and I thought it would be interesting to do something around Harry Potter , Halloween and death( from our culture’s view ), ” Larkin wrote to Mashable .
Naturally, wands were provided.
“We’re Mexican and celebrate the Day of The Dead. It’s not morbid, but instead a celebration of life( of other’s as well as our own ), ” Larkin said. “I’m “the worlds biggest” Harry Potter fan between the two of us and the series( especially the last volume) is something that changed my perspective on death. It felt very natural to combine the three to make it timely.”
The Harry Potter Yoga class, which was teach over Halloween weekend, was specifically centered around Deathly Hallows . During the class, Isabel read passages from the final Harry Potter book.
Larkin shared Beltran’s class script with Mashable. It features poses inspired by Fawkes the Phoenix, the Hogwarts Express, the stupify spell, the Nimbus 2001, Professor McGonagall and more. Beltran even had the class cast the Expecto Patronum spell together.
Not only did the event feature a yoga class, but there were also HP themed cookies, a sorting hat, a mandrake garden, a photo booth, a potion station, pumpkin juice beer made by Circle Brewing Co. and more.
“Isabel is an artist so she spent the week has already led hand-making decorations for the event, ” Larkin said . ” Her boyfriend( who is a co-founder of the brewery) is also a Harry Potter fan so he was all about this. It was a whole team effort/ family affair.”
Larkin exclusively told Mashable that the next Harry Potter Yoga lesson will be Sunday, Nov. 20, with a specific theme of Magical Creatures. For information on attending, click here.