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Cast Members Gather for Disney Park Yoga Session

Yoga, meditation, self-care, and wellness are all the rage these days — and Walt Disney Company Cast Members have joined in to embrace the trend! For International Yoga Day on June 21, 2022, the Cast Members from Disneyland Paris united for one very large yoga class at the Main Street and Central Plaza within Disneyland Paris Resort. They were also joined by a special guest as they did yoga in full view of the Sleeping Beauty Castle!

Aulani ambassador Kanoa Kawai, who just became the Disney Ambassador for Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa last year, came all the way to Disneyland Paris and brought his well-known and well-used ukelele with him.

Disneyland Paris Cast Members can be seen in the Tweet above from DLP Report doing a variety of yoga poses while Disney Ambassador Kanoa Kawai plays soothing music on his ukelele. The beloved character Goofy makes an appearance during the Disney celebration of International Yoga Day, too and the Cast Members are seen sporting clear Disney rain ponchos or weather-appropriate Disneyland Paris attire due to the overcast day.

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Goofy Credit: Disney

Fans of yoga will recognize plenty of the yoga poses in the video above, and we have to wonder if Goofy was able to hold his own on the yoga mats!

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The Disney Ambassador Kanoa Kawai at Aulani Resort and Spa. Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Kanoa Kawai was a performer and resort leader for Aulani Resort and Spa before being chosen as the Disney Resort’s Ambassador for 2022, and he said during his ambassador ceremony that “being a Disney cast member has changed my life and the direction of my professional career…I have the honor of being part of a company that makes dreams come true.”

Kanoa also said that he intended to have “a positive impact on his cast around him” — and even though he’s helping some Cast Members in France find their inner zen at Disneyland Paris Resort instead of helping Cast Members do yoga in Hawaii, the Disney Ambassador is achieving his goal!

Are you celebrating International Yoga Day with some yoga? Which Disney Park or Disney Resort would you rather practice yoga in: Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort, or somewhere even further afield like Aulani, Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, or Shanghai Disney Resort?

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.