Instill a sense of wonder for the Pacific Ocean and stillness in yourself during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Virtual Yoga Series presented by Studio LBP available starting February 27 at 6:00 AM. Get the fourth episode free by preordering the series—four episodes total—for $15 ahead of February 27, or purchase each episode for $5 after the launch. Support the Aquarium’s ongoing animal care while supporting your own wellbeing. Each 60-minute class will guide you through poses designed to calm your mind and keep you invigorated throughout the day. All levels are welcome whether you are a beginner or practicing at an advanced level.
The series will feature sessions around the Aquarium’s majestic exhibits including the Tropical Pacific Gallery modeled after the beautiful marine life you would find off the coast of Palau. You’ll cultivate mindfulness and work on your balance with a view of the 350,000-gallon Tropical Pacific Habitat featuring over a thousand colorful fish, including zebra sharks, porcupine puffers, a large blue Napoleon wrasse and even sea turtles. You’ll also be humbled and energized with sessions at the Aquarium’s Honda Blue Cavern, a 142,000 gallon, three-story exhibit featuring inhabitants found off the coast of Catalina Island.
The Virtual Yoga Series is led by certified instructor Stephanie Serrano. She has an M.A. in yoga studies and instructs yoga in a variety of class formats that serve students at all levels. Through the master’s program, she has also begun work in yoga therapy and teaching a yoga course at Loyola Marymount University. The course offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study and experience the teachings of yoga in a more academic setting. She is currently conducting clinical research to encourage all universities to offer a course, such as this one, to give students tools to manage stress and reduce anxiety. During a trip to India she was inspired to also work with students K-12 to encourage the importance of education and literature. Her passion for the healing properties of yoga is something that she loves to share and is extremely excited to offer the gift of yoga to the Aquarium of the Pacific.