Yoga is even better when enjoyed in the sunshine, and with this unreal summer weather Montreal is having, it's time to take advantage and get on your mat for some awesome outdoor classes.
But wait, I'm a beginner! I know a lot of people are too intimidated to take a yoga class - and I get it, all we picture are people with insanely bendy limbs and toned abs. But fear shouldn't hold you back from a practice that has so many awesome benefits, especially when there are classes specifically for beginners!
Grab your leggings and check out these outdoor, beginner friendly classes around Montreal.
This CrossFit affiliated group runs a bunch of different outdoor bootcamps and fitness classes, but don't let that intensity scare you away! Their outdoor yoga is just an hour, and open to all levels. This requires a sign up, so if you really want to learn the practice, it's a good option to get you started.
This yoga studio takes some of their classes outdoors in the summer, beginning on July 4th. The classes are adapted for all levels, and teachers offer blocks and other supports for beginners. Also, they're super cheap! Drop by, enjoy the scenery, and discover your inner yogi.
Starting on July 5th, you can start your day with morning yoga in one of the coolest locations in the city. This yoga group describes leading a class with "accessible" postures, so beginners, have no fear!
Of course, yoga and Lululemon are synonymous - and their community classes are a much-loved aspect of the company. Every Wednesday from 12-1 at Square Victoria, you'll have the chance to test your skills. These classes are totally beginner friendly, and meant to be relaxing, so embrace it!
Did you know the Government of Canada auctions off goods it doesn't need? GC Surplus is a platform where government entities can sell items they don't use anymore or seized through law enforcement activities — often with starting bids that are a fraction of the items' retail or market price.
As you can imagine, there's a lot of junk. But there are also some hidden gems (imagine the stories behind some of these items!).
Below are 15 examples. There are hundreds of items for sale. But for this list, we've only included items that are either for sale in Quebec or shippable with purchase.
To place a bid, you have to create a GC Surplus account. Auction end dates are clearly indicated on each item page.
Note that many of the links in this list will likely break once items are sold.
Details: There are four items in this package sale: a 75 ml unit of L'eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake; a 100 ml unit of Visit for Men by Azzaro; a 125 ml unit of Chrome Legend, also by Azzaro; and a 100 ml unit of Incanto Pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragauso.
75 ml L'eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme: $61.10 on Amazon
Market price: The 2014 Ford Escape has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) between $24,499 and $35,699, according to AutoTrader.ca. The starting bid represented a 76% discount from the lower MSRP.
Details: "This vehicle was used by inspectors from the maritime security who visited port mining sites," according to GC Surplus. While the site says vehicle maintenance is up to date, the battery is dead.
This city is always creating new, cool and delicious ways to make eating desserts more fun and exciting! That's why this new milkshake stand is so amazing. It's a dessert that we all know and love, but basically on steroids because they're massive!
Lululemon Montreal opened up this crazy milkshake stand run by Le Cake Studio in their downtown store at 1232 Saint Catherine St W! This weekend will be the last so you've got to get down there and grab an insane milkshake before it disappears!
They'll be open on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th from 11am-5pm both days.
They have 3 unreal flavours offered right now and they sound literally like heaven in a cup!
Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake topped with a cinnamon donut, whipped cream, caramel popcorn, pretzels and a maple leaf cookie:
Nutella Shake topped with a fudge brownie, whipped cream, Oreos, Kit Kat, mini Reece's pieces, and homemade chocolate fudge sauce:
And a Pride Week Special: Unicorn Vanilla Shake topped with a piece of rainbow birthday cake, fruit loops, marshmallow, candy and sprinkles and edible glitter (for real!!):
These shakes are honestly insane!! This is the last weekend to get these ridiculously amazing desserts people, so don't wait any longer!! Le Cake Studio also has adorable Unicorn cakes and cupcakes available on their site.