Travel Zen Yoga at Airparks Birmingham

Last week, I was asked to take part in a really fun campaign for Holiday Extras, which involved Lia and I heading to Airparks Birmingham for a spot of yoga.

The campaign was based on the fact that opinions are so divided in Birmingham over whether holiday travel is the start of the holiday, or a stressful nightmare. In a survey conducted by Holiday Extras, 35% of people felt that the journey to the airport marked the start of the holiday, whilst 39% felt that it was the most stressful part of their holiday preparation.

So, travellers were invited to find their Zen, by joining in with a yoga lesson. The hashtag #ExtraZen will be popping up from now on, so you can check out how Holiday Extras can bring a bit of Zen to your holiday! Holiday Extras are the masters of travel add-ons, that make your holiday a little bit easier. This could be anything from airport parking to VIP lounges, whatever you need to get that little bit of #ExtraZen and relax as soon as you leave the house to go on holiday.

The yoga was led by fabulous local yoga teacher Rose Parsons, who was amazing at getting us all involved in some yoga – even Lia!Holiday Extras yoga classes at Airparks Birmingham. Holiday Extras yoga classes at Airparks Birmingham. Holiday Extras yoga classes at Airparks Birmingham. Holiday Extras yoga classes at Airparks Birmingham. Holiday Extras yoga classes at Airparks Birmingham.I have to say, Lia and I really enjoyed our little yoga session, and if the #ExtraZen on offer from Holiday Extras is as relaxing as that, it will be the perfect start to a holiday! Lia had just woken up when we arrived at Birmingham Airparks, so she was a bit shy and grumpy. But she did get quite into it, and as usual it wasn’t until afterwards that realised how much she had taken in.

When we got home, her dad asked her what she’d been doing this morning. She proceeded to show him all the yoga moves we’d been doing, including one that involved us standing on one leg, which she did very successfully up against a chair. I might even be tempted to look for a mum and baby yoga class for us in September, yoga might just be her sport!

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Holiday Extras. All views, opinions and #ExtraZen are my own.



  1. July 11, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    YES! Love this! I really want to get Oliver in to yoga haha. Also, you should have pictures of yourself on your blog more often. Glad you all enjoyed the yoga, it looks like you had lots of fun! Jealous of that headstand #yogagoals
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  2. July 11, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun! Yoga is something I’ve never tried. I’ve not been abroad since having the kids, but I am one that thinks the airport is part of the holiday fun. Saying that, I thought that when my mum was in charge of it all. Whether I would feel the same now trying to organise excited airport would be a different matter!
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  3. July 11, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I love this, well done you and Lia. We stayed in a hotel the night before we flew out, as we had an early flight. Sleeping all together in a family room was a nightmare. But once we were up and on our way it wasn’t stressful. Gatwick had a separate family security section and this was brilliant and made the whole experience easier and better X
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  4. July 14, 2016 / 9:01 am

    Love this. I loved my yoga retreat and can really see the benefits for everyone and trying to encourage my children to do it.
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