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It can be hard to get motivated in the morning. If you're up with the sun, chances are the first half hour of your day is spent aimlessly shuffling around the kitchen, half-listening to the BBC, rubbing the sleep from your eyes. But if you can power through the lingering drowsiness, getting up and getting out early can feel so good - especially in the summer. The cool air and song birds greet you as you step out into the quiet world. Work doesn't start for a few hours yet, and this time is yours. This Friday (July 25th) at 6a.m., experience a new early morning ritual: Sunrise Yoga in Radnor Memorial Park, a collaboration between Lululemon Athletica Wayne, yoga instructor Kristin Page, and HubBub Coffee. What could be more magical than waking up your body and mind under the clear pink sky of sunrise? After revving up and reclaiming your energy, cool off with an icy glass of cold brewed coffee. For the rest of the day, you will be unstoppable! This 60-minute drop-in class is open to all levels and costs$10. Bring along a mat and some water. The class is rain or shine! But the weather forecast says it (and you) will be shining.

Sunrise Yoga
Sunrise Yoga

Kristin Page is a local yogi who teaches both yoga and meditation classes around the Main Line. She has been named "Best Yoga Instructor" by Main Line Today and gives back to her community through affordable, accessible classes like the one on Friday, as well as through charity events. She is the founder of Dan's Down Dog and Dash, an annual community event that combines yoga and a 5K run to honor and remember Daniel Schultz's fight against cancer. Dan was an active part of Kristin's community, and this event that she organizes raises money for other families dealing with cancer. What a wonderful community contribution!

To learn more about Kristin, visit her website and take some time to look through her blog, which is full of poetry,  interesting thoughts and quiet observations. Better yet, go meet her in person on Friday and follow her through an invigorating, inspiring yoga practice.

Top photo by Celeste Lindell, used under a Creative Commons license.