Yoga Adventure // Tales of a wandering yogi

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My Yoga Adventure

So the yoga adventure to Erin Ijesha, Osun State was pretty epic.

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We got on the tour bus and on the way we played games, like crimes against humanity and concentration. All of which were led by Ani Ntia of Social Prefect Tours. The games served as an ice breaker on the trip. As a result everyone  was relaxed, ready to have fun and making new friends in the process.

 Arriving at Erin Ijesha, we wasted no time. We in fact hiked up the hills up to the third level of the waterfall. However, we came back to the second level to have the aqua yoga session led by yours truly, Stacey Okparavero.

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On our ride to the Nike art centre lodge in Oshogbo, we enjoyed lunch on the bus. Gracing our trip music curated by DJ’ “triple S” (Stacey, Sharon Ojong and Simbiat Yussuf).

Yoga at the lodge

We had an incredibly relaxing Yin yoga session at the lodge. Dinner and then Karaoke followed right after and that was pretty awesome. By the end, most of the adventurers headed up to bed, and we had a late movie night with those who were still up.

Next day we had Yoga dance cardio, vinyasa flow and Acro yoga in the morning and a big breakfast. The puff puff was a win, that went down super fast! Some of us tea connoisseurs were impressed by their tea collection and indulged different teas like Assam, Rooibos and Cinnamon infusion teas.

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Day tour at Osun Oshogbo

Heading back on to the tour bus to Osun Oshogbo sacred grove; we had a tour guide show us around and give us the history of the place.

It was incredibly fascinating that the Osun goddess whom they believe is half human half fish, used to come out to reveal herself in the past during her festival, but stopped due to “technology” i.e. cameras.

Also, what struck was the gross neglect of the government to sustain the place. The Osun sacred grove is a heritage site, yet the “government only comes during Osun Oshogbo festival to take money raised by influx of foreigners and people for the event every year, and neglect to maintain the place” said by our tour guide.

It’s a shame at this point the Nigerian government isn’t proactive in the area of tourism. But what’s new?
It was all together an Epic adventure and everyone was sad to see it end and still talk about how amazing it was!

There will be more yoga adventures in the near future so we are looking forward to that!

Hey Guys!

Our Wandering feet feature of the month was written by Miss Stacey Okparavero.

IMG_20170710_120202_090 A multidisciplinary artist, curator, yoga instructor and urban nomad. For more insight into her amazing life, check out her Instagram pages @staceyravvero and @yoga_with_stacey