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#BWPUnderground Recap: NamaSLAY at Three Queens Yoga

This is how we want to spend ALL of our Friday nights.

NamaSLAY at Three Queens Yoga | Photo by Susan Nam

Last Friday, we kicked off the weekend in a very special way — in celebration of our inner queens. We got our stretch and sweat on with 45 of our closest friends (aka undergrounders) for a session of Three Queens Yoga‘s Best of Philly-winning NamaSLAY Yoga class.

NamaSLAY won The Best Reason to Workout on a Friday Night — and rightfully so. This super-funky 90-minute yoga practice set to the beat of our most beloved pop divas (WE LOVE YOU BEYONCÉ!), hip-hop, and R&B tunes is the perfect pre-game for whatever shenanigans are in the cards for your Friday night (and a great substitute for the you less party-people types). Plus, these high-vibin’ classes are only held on select Fridays, so we are very fortunate to have experienced the par-tay.

It was the perfect way to unwind after a long week and celebrate our second Underground event of the season. Look how much fun we had!

Photo by Susan Nam

The event kicked off with a 90-minute session of NamaSLAY at Bella Vista’s Three Queens Yoga studio with the one and only Adriana Adele, whom you may have caught over the summer at our Be Well Philly Bootcamp. Our fearless leader lead us through a lovely flow, testing our strength (and balance!) while aligning our breath to the movement — reminding us to stay present in each and every pose. And let me tell you, this is quite the feat when all you want to do is bust a move. They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and it sure did in this session: The 90 minutes flew by, leaving our legs quivering and our brows dripping with sweat. But boy oh boy did it feel good to let go of all that happened this week — the stressors, the annoyances, the B.S. It was all in the past. We were so peaceful.

Photo by Susan Nam

And then the real party started. Participants refueled with a well-deserved glass of bubbly and toasted to the official start of the weekend. Everyone hung out for a little, basking in the post-flow glow a while enjoying the continued NamaSLAY jams. Folks from Independence Blue Cross were there divvying out some promotional and informational pamphlets for all of our undergrounders to enjoy.

Photo by Susan Nam

Three lucky attendees snagged a pair of Bose Soundsport Headphones, provided by our lovely sponsor, Verizon. These gals are about to be able to bump their favorite workout tunes with awesome sound. It was a great Friday night, if you ask us. Smiles all around.

Photo by Susan Nam

We want to send a HUGE thank you to Adriana Adele and Three Queens Yoga for helping us make this event happen and a BIG round of applause for all those who came to workout with us on a Friday night. You’re all stars. Also, a big thanks to Independence Blue Cross and Verizon, who make Be Well Philly Underground events possible. If you missed out, make sure to sign up here for Be Well Philly Underground (it’s free!) to get emails about our exciting future events. Until next time, queens and kings!

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