Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Bendy Bunch: Service Keeps Us Limber

Every year, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center AmeriCorps crew earns a group nickname.

Amidst this year's major staff transitions, this year's four PTMSC AmeriCorps members have needed to maintain extreme flexibility both figuratively and literally. Together, we decided the Bendy Bunch seemed to be a rather fitting title that we have embodied since our arrival on October 1 (and one we can embrace a bit more than a previous nickname, AmeriCorpses). Outside of our time at PTMSC, several of us have been practicing yoga in a studio. But, who says you can't practice in, say...a fish tank? Without further ado, I present a behind-the-scenes view of your 2015-16 AmeriCorps, yoga four, the Bendy Bunch.

Rebecca (top) and Katie (bottom), both in a modified chair pose, experience life from the perspective of our eelgrass and piling tank inhabitants.

Zofia in the classic "pooper scooper" inversion.

A candid of Rebecca in her natural state, achieving the epitome of grace and poise as she swan dives into the "invasive grass removal" pose.


Carolyn stepping into a "mussel-wrangling pyramid" pose, with a trusty mallet for extra support. Photo by Zofia Knorek

Inverting myself over some barnacle rocks in search for our sea star friends.

Photos 1, 2, & 3 by Chrissy McLean | Photo 4 by Amy Johnson | Photo 5 by Zofia Knorek | Photo 6 by Carolyn Woods

ZOFIA KNOREK is the Citizen Science Educator and an AmeriCorps Member at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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