Namaste Niagara: Yoga experience like no other
What's it like to plant a tree pose at one of Niagara Falls' most popular attractions? Breath-taking and wet, quite wet.
For the first time, Niagara Parks is hosting #NamasteNiagara, a unique event that invites the public to a yoga session at Journey Behind the Falls (at the base of the Horseshoe Falls) followed by brunch at the Queenston Heights Restaurant, a Feast ON certified spot which serves locally-sourced ingredients and offers a stellar view of Lake Ontario.
It's the type of experience you'll definitely want to wake early for; take it from someone who's done it.
Niagara Parks invited a few reporters and bloggers to try out the experience last month. We were lead through a 30-minute yoga session at the same location and, while it was at first hard not to get distracted by the thundering noise of the Falls and the splashing of fresh water on your face, a few minutes in it was easier to find your zen. The water – sounds and sensation – became part of the experience; you're going to get wet no matter what so you might as well embrace it.
Tip: Bring an extra change of clothes, towel and maybe a poncho if you already have one, but the kind folks at the attraction also have them on hand.
Whether it was being left breathless by the view, the yoga experience or combination of both, we did work up an appetite and had brunch at Queenston Heights, which is 15 minutes north of the Falls on the Niagara Parkway. From waffles with fresh fruit to pasta, roast chicken, and mushroom soup to die for, it was a great way to round off the morning.
The first public Namaste Niagara takes place July 17. Tickets are $45 each and include parking, yoga workshop, access to Journey Behind the Falls and brunch at Queenston Heights Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased here.