Snow College Yoga Club put on their fourth semiannual Yoga Fest on Wednesday, November 29th from 4-7 pm in Founders Hall.
Jill Hansen and the yoga club presidency put on this year’s festival, but not without help from others.
The purpose of this year’s festival was to benefit the needy folk in Sanpete County. Donations were made at the door for entry. Items that were accepted include: canned or packaged food items, school supplies, gently used winter clothing and footwear, blankets, pillows, other bedding items, and toiletries (including unused toothpaste and brushes).
“Yoga Fest is always a lot of fun and it keeps growing every year. It is very important for us to also use it as an opportunity to give back to the community, and this year we raised a whole barrel of winter provisions for the people in need in Sanpete County,” said Sergio Arellano, yoga club president.
The Yoga Fest included activities throughout the three hours such as ongoing yoga sessions, massage therapy, healthy snacks, meditation, bracelet making, henna tattoos, and palm readings. Palm readings were done by Pandit Kanak Das and was the most popular attraction of the night. Henna tattoos were given by Ellie Giauque, who is an art major and gave students the option to have whatever they would like tattooed. “Yoga Fest was a perfect combination of getting to share my artistic talent and meeting new, interesting people,” said Ellie Giauque.
The yoga sessions were led by Sarah Heywood, Kathleen Cherry, and Sergio Arellano. During the yoga sessions, piano accompaniment was provided by Heather Bosshardt. Sandy Greenhalgh gave massages throughout the night.
“It was the best attended one, yet! And, Yoga Club is very grateful to both the presenters and the attendees, with special gratitude to the Yoga Club officers!” said Jill Hansen.