Oh, politics. Though we practice finding balance in yoga, we still can’t escape them! Should we? The Huffington Post and Off The Mat thought it a good idea to have the two collide.
If you haven’t heard, the Huffington Post and yoga activism organization Off The Mat collaborated last week to bring yoga, meditation, massages and healthy eats to the Republican National Convention in a space they called the Oasis (which, it should be noted, was also open to the public; if you could get past security, of course). Since then, the internets have been swirling with responses ranging from the casual eyeroll to frustration and outright disgust.
Attending the Republican National Convention sounds like an exhausting and intense gig. The Huffington Post must have anticipated that when they set up their ‘Oasis’ down in Tampa offering free “yoga classes, massages, mini-facials, makeup refreshes, sleep consultations, meditation and healthy snacks.” But the HuffPo’s yoga haven made news yesterday and not for good reasons.
Are you one to mix your activism cocktails with a dash of yoga? Do you think politics could use more yoga? Off the Mat wants to know. The organization known for bringing yoga outside the safety of a studio onto the streets and into the world (sometimes third) is getting ready to kick off their Yoga Votes campaign 2012. But first they want to know if any of you give a flying farkle.
Yogis found their heartspace and practiced their yoga on the steps of city hall, Tuesday November 1st, as part of the #OccupyLA movement. A list of big names who showed up, along with 100 other yogis on mats (NYC was too crowded), included Ashley Turner, Kia Miller, James Brown, Saul David Raye, Mia Togo, Ally Hamilton, Brock Cahill, Vytas [...]
The yogactivists have arrived to #OccupyWallSt! “My heart is open, my mouth is ready, the hair is big, and my friends are waiting. Got everything I need to join in and change the world!!!!!” Seane Corn announced Monday morning before leading approximately 100ish+ yoga folk and surrounding yogific protestors in a call to action. It [...]
We speculated and now it shall be! While Russell Simmons, Michael Franti and Deepak Chopra made the news and joined the efforts of #OccupyWallSt, we were curious if any and which yogis would throw down their mats in solidarity. Enter yogactivist Seane Corn! We shouldn’t be surprised that the empowered maven of yoga Off the [...]
You may have already read about our chai obsession, and thereby regular Krishna Kitchen visits for their delectable vegan chai-ness and other yummy goods. By Day 4, we could see the flicker of concern in their eyes that our blood type could very well have turned to cardamom. If this weekend of yoga festivus had [...]
Hey it’s a new yogamentary! On women! Shocker, right? Women practice yoga? Really though, Yogawoman is a film on how yoga, and the subculture surrounding it, has been embraced, bolstered and transformed by women the world over. It’s as much about female empowerment as it is about yoga practice. Some critics are already disagreeing over [...]
Feeling stuffed NYC? How bout yoga-ing for a good cause? Click here for the full flyer SATURDAY NOV 27th 3:30-5:30pm registration begins @ 3pm Suggested Donation: $35 –no one will be turned away and if you cannot attend you can still donate! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org vision is to raise at least $5,000! all proceeds benefit OFF [...]