Elyse Rotondo massages the feet of her charges during her children's yoga class at the Brown Street Park in Providence last summer.
One of the coolest stories we covered last summer was the opening of the Brown Street Park, a magical place in Providence with unusual exercise equipment, interesting art and a beautiful community vegetable garden. Bob Thayer, the photographer on the story, returned to the park many times, always finding something new to photograph.
One of the most memorable events that day was a children's yoga class, led by Elyse Rotondo. The best part was when she had the kids do the warrior pose. Elyse played Beach Boys music and told the kids to pretend they were surfing. Every now and then, she would say, "Wipe-out!" and the kids would tumble to the grass.
Saturday, Jan. 8, Elyse is having a free open house at OMKids Yoga Center, her new business in the Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main Street in Pawtucket, also the site of the Wintertime Farmer's Market. The open house is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Watching the kids with Elyse is so much fun.
Article by Tom Mead, Providence Journal. Bob Thayer photo.