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Who’s Going to the Inaugural Yoga Ball?

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Inaugural Ball 2009 image via Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

It’s mid-late January, so you know what that means. Inauguration Ball Bashes! Er, that came out wrong. Wait, you mean you’re not donning your white tie finest to ring in another presidential term at some private shindig? Tsk tsk.

Says the New York Times:

Everyone knows that the best inauguration parties aren’t the government balls but the private fetes that fill museums and restaurants, tie up car services, throw caterers and celebrity wranglers into high gear, and turn Washington into something like Fashion Week or the Oscars for the style challenged.

Yes, everyone knows. It’s all the rage to yuk it up with other like minded politicos and/or the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party.

Even yoga is in on it. Making the NYT top 10 A-list Inaugural Balls and the HuffPo’s guide to the unofficial Inaugural Balls? The Yoga Ball.

Via the event page:

The DC Area Yoga Community in partnership with Off The Mat Into the World and YogaVotes presents:

Yoga Ball 2013

January 20, 2013
St. Francis Hall
1340 Quincy Street, NE Washington, DC

Gather with yogis from across the DC area and special guests for an empowering evening of movement, music and community. Together we will set a positive intention for the new presidential term.

Event Schedule:

4:00 pm  Yoga practice led by DC’s own Faith Hunter
6:00 pm  Vegetarian meal provided by DC Central Kitchen
8:00 pm  Live Music, Meditation and Kirtan

Yoga practice – on and off the mat – inherently cultivates awareness, compassion and sustainability.  These qualities draw us together as a community and lend themselves to healing divisiveness and disengagement.

Be a part of this groundbreaking experience of yoga and community during this pivotal historical moment in our nation’s capital.

Tickets are $50 for the full event, $30 for yoga-only or kirtan+dinner. “Dress: spiritual,” suggests the Times. And with yoga, food and kirtan, your mouth will be pretty well occupied and you’re better for it. Because everyone knows a Politically Charged Yogi You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party is a passionate, prana-litically-pedestalled force. Don’t get tipsy, now.

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