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Gardens Yoga: Dawn Chorus

International Dawn Chorus Day is an opportunity to pause, listen and welcome the enchanting sound of early morning birdsong.

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Gardens Yoga: Dawn Chorus
Gardens Yoga: Dawn Chorus

Time & Location

05 May 2024, 05:00 – 6:30

Botanical Gardens , Westbourne Rd, Birmingham B15 3TR, UK


About the event

Wake up with the birds this May Bank Holiday!

International Dawn Chorus Day is an opportunity to pause, listen and welcome the enchanting sound of early morning birdsong.

Did you know this celebration holds its roots right here in Birmingham? In May 1987, local broadcaster and nature enthusiast Chris Baines marked his birthday by inviting his friends and family to Moseley Bog, to take in the special sounds of nature at this time of year.

This single gathering sparked an annual tradition, which is now observed worldwide on the first Sunday of May.

To celebrate, we’ll be embarking on an experience like no other. Beginning in darkness, we’ll practise yoga as the sun rises, welcoming daybreak and soaking up those early morning rays, to the beautiful backdrop of the musical feathered creatures.

Following our practice, we’ll take a mindful walk around the gardens, to experience the dawn chorus in all its glory, as the early morning birds greet you with a symphony of chirps, tweets and melodies!

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of dawn and gently awaken your body in the company of nature, as we mark this magical moment.

Join us for this completely unique experience that will deepen your connection to the world around you and leave you truly savouring the arrival of Spring.

Spaces are limited, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.


What time do I need to arrive?

We will start the yoga practice promptly at 5am. We advise giving yourself at least 5-10 minutes to arrive and settle. The gardens will be very peaceful at this time, so please ensure you are on time so we can avoid any disturbance.

How will I enter the gardens at this time?

Someone will be waiting to greet you at the big green gate at the bottom of the car park and we will ensure the route to the practice area is clearly marked out.

Will it be dark?

We will begin the practice in the dark but there will be some soft outdoor lighting to help us navigate the space and practise safely. This will certainly add to the magical feel.

What do I need to bring with me?

We suggest you wear layers and feel free to bring your own yoga mat and a drink. There will be time afterwards for refreshments, including a healthy treat.

Who is this suitable for?

This experience is suitable for all ability levels, who are familiar with yoga. There will be intuitive movement, breathwork and moments of stillness, followed by a gentle stroll. If you are concerned about your suitability, please contact us using the email below.

Need to know a little more?

Please email with the subject ‘Gardens Yoga: Dawn Chorus’

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