The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Carrboro Yoga Company are beginning the year with a big bang in their second annual Yoga Under the Stars, a series of four yoga sessions under the shimmering lights of Morehead’s dome theater.
The series started on Jan. 23, and will continue every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Morehead Planetarium until Feb. 13. Each session costs $20 per person, and participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early and bring their own mat to the event. Because the venue does not have a lot of flat space, class sizes are limited to 30 people, said Sarah Brown, marketing manager of Morehead Planetarium.
The sessions are currently sold out, according to the Morehead Planetarium website.
“I’m excited for a whole other way of experiencing something that I already do,” said Jessica Cuttance, a yoga instructor at Yoga Off East, a studio in Durham, before participating in Wednesday’s class. “It’s a relaxing, cosmic experience.”
The idea was introduced by Morehead Planetarium, said Brown. The planetarium had seen other science centers doing similar things and reached out to Carrboro Yoga Company to collaborate with them. The profits go to the planetarium to finance other programs and equipment, she said.