Call it ‘Snowga’

If you think achieving the yogi’s perfect balance and inner peace is already hard enough, just try it with frozen toes. During this winter in Canada, when many people were more likely to be waking up over a leisurely cup of coffee, dozens of men and women were plunking yoga mats into the foot-deep snow of Montreal’s Lafontaine Park to do just that. They were taking part in “snowga” — outdoor yoga classes that have been increasingly popping up at ski hills, parks and outdoor carnivals across the United States and Canada. The 45-minute program, designed by Pop Spirit, consists of a sampling of active poses designed to keep participants warm and give them a taste of what yoga is all about.