UPDATE 7/17/11: This is really happening! The route so far brings us to the Pacific West Coast to start – Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, CA Coast, Carson City, Vegas, Grand Canyon, who knows in between. Where should we stop? Where can we yoga, crash, refuel? We still need your help!
It’s the summer of love! And yoga! Here we go…
Call us crazy, but we’ve got the Yoga Fest bug! After hitting up Hanuman in Boulder and Wanderlust in VT we’re ready to hit the road and cruise across country stopping off to take yoga in your town, doling out #yogadork paraphernalia and hugs along the way en route to our West Coast destination of Wanderlust Tahoe. It’s The Great American YogaDork Road Trip! Why take the easy route when we can take our time visiting all the greatest yoga America has to offer? JOIN US!
THE BIG IDEA:
YogaDork is hitting the road (hopefully! for real!) setting off cross country to practice, observe, experience yoga in your town, city, studio – tweeting, taking pics, shooting videos and posting about it along the way.
BUT, in order to make this trippin’ dream come true, we need your help! Since this is still in the seedling stage we’re putting out the call for sponsors, tips and suggestions on how to make this happen. Time is short! We’ll set sail the last week of July-ish and our last stop will be Lake Tahoe for Wanderlust (July 28-31) which we means we’ve got just a few weeks to wrangle all the details.
Who wants in?
Wishlist of what we need in order of importance:
- Vehicle – hybrid if we can. trying to stay as eco as possible on this journey of life. Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, other hybrid car companies, we’re all ears.
- Lodging – a place to crash or tips on where to stay along the route (tbd)
- Suggestions! Where should the YD roadtripper stop? please suggest yoga studios, sites, cafes, vegan hot spots (cupcakes and chai to refuel!) Feel free to post on our facebook page or tweet at us!
What we’ll do along the way:
Photos, videos, tweets, posts about the entire experience. We will have a professional photographer/co-pilot extraordinaire on board the yogadork enterprise so expect some awesome shots to capture the journey. We’re fully prepared for Yoga Americana documentary style.
SUPPORT OFF THE MAT!
FROM Photog J.T. Liss:
In the spirit of photography for social change, 25% of any photo from the trip will be donated to Off the Mat, Into the World, a non-profit using yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism, and ignite grassroots social change. OTM is truly special because they not only raise money for relief efforts in needed areas, but also take action by initiating local and global service projects.
Again I thank you for all of your support! Every little bit will help in making this voyage of photography, yoga, and service, a reality.
J.T. (jtlissphotography on facebook, tumblr)
Have a studio we should hit up in your neck of the woods? Tell us!
Care to chip in for gas, snacks, or late-nite motel crashes? Every little bit counts!