Great Lawn Yoga
On June 22, 2010, Flavorpill and JetBlue’s TrueBlue will host the world’s largest yoga event ever as 10,000 people of all backgrounds, sizes, and skill levels will simultaneously practice on the Great Lawn in Central Park, NYC. E+SM is getting the word out so that our community can join in this monumental, consciousness raising event.
Here is Flavorpill's description of the event:
"Since the inception of Flavorpill nearly a decade ago we have celebrated all aspects of local arts and culture, promoting the efforts of the creative community and encouraging us all to participate in the sharing of good ideas. We believe that yoga can make the world a better place through its tremendous health benefits and as a conduit for greater self awareness. Inspired by our collaborations with The Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art on the YoGA at MoMA series, we're extremely excited to offer a yoga class to a much larger community. Additionally, with the nurturing, inspirational style of renowned yoga teacher, Elena Brower, yogis of all levels will be able to participate.
In collaboration with JetBlue, smartwater®, The Standard, New York, and Gaiam, Yoga at the Great Lawn is free for all, our gift to New York and those around the world who come in to join us on the first full day of summer. We hope this shared cultural event will serve as an inspiration for us all.
Entrance to Yoga at the Great Lawn opens at 5:30pm. From 5:30pm to 7:15pm, participants will be entertained by the comedic and musical stylings of our host, Reggie Watts, live performances by poetry slam extraordinaire, Buddy Wakefield, Grammy nominee singer DALIEN, aka 13 Hands, and singer, Wah!. At 7:15pm, Elena Brower will take the stage, accompanied by bassist, Garth Stevenson, and begin yoga class, guiding the 10,000 participants through their downward dogs, warrior ones, and chair poses. Following class, participants are invited to enjoy live drumming by O'Nkosi Rhythms."
Check out this E+SM interview I filmed with Sascha Lewis from Flavorpill about this historic event:Tweet