By: Carrie Syberg, Assistant Director of Advancement at St. X High School

To say yoga isn’t necessarily my thing would be a bit of an understatement. But yoga in the park on a sunny day surrounded by friends? Now we’re talking. When I saw YPAL was offering a Healthcare Series centered on getting us young professionals pushing less pencils and paper and more so pushing weight and planking, I decided to give it a shot! Not really knowing what to expect out of Yoga in the Park, I can say it was more fun and re-energizing than I imagined. I saw many familiar faces while warrior-posing my way into meeting new ones as the hour long session progressed. Lucky for me, it was a beginner’s class, much like the other events in this series, that helped us learn the basics of yoga with an extremely knowledgeable instructor in a judgment free zone. This really came in handy when I nearly face-planted trying to become more zen.

Once again YPAL has provided a relaxed and energetic platform to meeting and connecting with other young professionals in the Louisville community. Sometimes it’s nice to roll up your office sleeves and try out a child’s pose instead of networking in an office setting, though thankfully they provide both. I’m not sure just how many new friends I would make struggling to keep my tree pose while focusing on my drishti (clear focus point based on the alignment of my posture.) Maybe next time I should pick an inanimate object instead of kids playing soccer. Live, learn, yoga!

About the Author
When Carrie Syberg isn’t raising money for Saint Xavier High School, she can be found singing and dancing on stage, re-reading the Harry Potter series, or continuing her quest for Louisville’s best burger. Go Tigers!

About the Series
The YPAL Healthcare Blog Series, sponsored by Norton Healthcare, is part of the new Healthy YP Initiative, which will focus on the health and well-being of our Louisville Young Professionals. This blog series will feature various young professional bloggers in our community sharing their stories on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyles.