Spiritual seekers have for centuries been drawn to yoga in search of harmony and balance with themselves and the world. When a group of yoga students gathered for a retreat in Waldoboro over the weekend, they may have found just that with a chance encounter with a moose.
Checka Antifonario, the owner of Yogaway Retreats, said she had just started leading a morning yoga class at Tops’l Farm when a young bull moose emerged from the woods.
“We paused class to enjoy what we thought would be a few minutes to watch the moose pass through the area, but he ended up staying close by and walking calmly around different parts of the yard near the big, open-doored barn where we were practicing yoga,” Antifonario said in an email Wednesday morning.
She said the animal observed her class for almost three hours. It was an unusual encounter, she noted, adding she lived for two summers in Denali, Alaska, where she saw many moose, but none as curious as the young bull.
No one approached the moose, and the class continued.