Mrs. Chris Martin herself was the host of a big charity event in the West Village last night, where yogi celebs united to raise money for Bent On Learning, an NYC yoga organization. Talk about yoga in schools, Bent On Learning tends specifically to NY inner city public schools and youth centers, reaching out to kids who may not otherwise connect with yoga or meditation, let alone physical activity during the school day – many of the schools they work with do not have gym class – desks are pushed aside right in the classroom to make space. (we do have to note that they charge $75-100 per class).
While it wasn’t all celebs, naturally the only attendees who got the spotlight were Gwynnie, Christy Turlington, Russell Simmons and the mom from Gossip Girl (Kelly Rutherford). Oh and everyone’s favorite bald-headed electro-yogi Moby. Here’s hoping other loaded fans of yoga attended as well since tickets were $500 and tables could be snapped up at $25,000 $10,000 $5,000. Which was probably totally worth it as we heard there was a performance by the Slumdog Millionaire dancers! (see the clip of the magical end credits dance scene)
Intrepid reporters at Fox NY snagged some footage and snippet interviews from the event…don’t get too excited though, it’s what you’d expect from local newscasters:
Reporter: “Ommm. Are you guys Yogis?”
Anchorwoman: “Oh I do yoga”
Anchorman: “Yogi? heyyy Boo Boo…. blah blah yadda [trying to be funny but just being a dufus]”
Anyway, enjoy the clip of yoga celebrities spreading the good word… More importantly visit Bent on Yoga for more info on their honorable work.