Happy Summer Solstice! See? All of your sun salutations have paid off, it’s summer!
If you can’t make it out to celebrate the solstice with yoga in the middle of Times Square, we invite you to take a gander at the livestream video displaying about 15,000 sun-loving yogis funneling all day long through one of the busiest and flashiest intersections joining together in
madness yoganess in the event’s 11th year. (hint: if you’re not a yoga practitioner, you may want avoid Times Square at all costs)
Watch it live below and you can yoga along. TIP: When there isn’t a class you can listen to the tranquil sounds of traffic+thousands of chattering yogis+random interviews and bits of conversations. Ah, New York City.
Here is the schedule:
7:25 am – 8:30 am Presented by Athleta – Instructor: Drisana Carey with Special Pre-Class Meditation by Tao Porchon-Lynch
9:45 am – 9:55 am Tampax Active Pose Demonstration
10:00 am – 11:15 am Instructor: Paula Tursi
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Athleta Fashion Show
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Bikram Instructor: Donna Rubin with Special Guests
5:15pm – 5:30 pm Athleta Fashion Show
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Instructors: Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Athleta Fashion Show
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Douglass Stewart
Can you tell who the sponsors are?
What’s different about this year’s event is that there are charity partners as well. A donation of $15,000 will be made to Urban Zen and Bent On Learning, said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance.
Enjoy the view and your own summer solstice celebration!
More pics to come!
- We Missed Winter Storm Yogi! Or, Did We?
- Yoga Better for Brain Function Than Aerobic Exercise, Study Finds
- Smithsonian Yoga Exhibit Seeks to Reveal Mysteries of Yogic Art
- 8 Crazy Yoga Style Mashups