In line with First Lady Michelle Obama’s mission to reduce childhood obesity and, according to conspiracy theorists, the administration’s mission to turn us all into pacified meditation loving hippie liberals, the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll shall once again include a “Yoga Garden.” Go, go bunny pose.
This year’s theme is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” which sounds a lot like no chocolate bunnies or Cadbury Cremes this year, kiddies. Instead it will be a day of healthy eating workshops, yoga and fitness activities like obstacle courses, basketball and tennis with celebs like the NFL’s Anquan Boldin and Adrian Peterson as well as NASCAR’s Danica Patrick. Or as FOX news put it, “a “fat camp” to inflict exercise and the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” healthy meal plans on kids who just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn.” Sigh. Though, really, this can’t come as too much of a surprise considering 2012’s theme was “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move” and 2011’s was “Get Up and Go,” all part of the FLOTUS’s Let’s Move campaign’s message.
We’re happy yoga is once again part of the healthy activities again this year because kids yoga is awesome.
The 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will happen on Monday April 1, 2013, when more than 35,000 people will descend on the South Lawn. Here’s your official invitation from Kid President, even though tickets are already sold out so, sorry, you can’t go. You can however
likely watch the festivities online via the White House webcam come Monday.
Photos from 2012 and 2011 White House Easter Yoga Garden.
Thanks for this post; I never knew that this event is held every year at the White House; definitely something to look forward to next year. What’s your opinion on outdoor yoga; would you recommend it over doing yoga indoors?
I’m continuously amazed by the people who misconstrue and twist even the most innocent. Since when is health a bad thing. And I think Yoga is the perfect ingredient for the First Lady’s health initiative. Yoga is still regrettably unexplored in the States and/or dominated by a woman-centered thrust. Magazines and videos are geared specifically at women, driving home the point yoga is not only niche but feminine. Nothing could further from the truth. Good for the First Lady!