On Tuesday, June 22nd
10,000 yogis gathered in Central Park at an event hosted by Flavorpill
and JetBlue, creating the world’s largest recorded yoga event. As participants
arrived to celebrate the first day of summer and practice with Elena Bower,
acclaimed yogi, poet Buddy Wakefield, comedian Reggie Watts, and the music of 13
Hands played in the background.
fashion and yoga are diametrically opposed; one should not be worried about
outer appearance while working on inner change, right? Well kinda, with an
expected guest list of fashion industry elite including Veronica Webb, Donna
Karan, stylist Lysa Cooper, and Vogue photographer Sandra Hamburg—it was almost impossible not to trend
spot before the class began. After all, Central Park is in the heart of Manhattan, the fashion capital of
the world. From the unfashionable to the Bohemian chic, light, loose, and free
was the common thread amongst participants, most clad in a t-shirt, comfy
shorts, and a colorful bandanna. It was surprising to see such a strong reference
to the 80s via vintage inspired yoga wear. Some looked as if they had just
walked off the set of The Breakfast Club.
co-founder of Flavorpill explains, “Yoga can make the world a better place
through its tremendous health benefits and as a conduit for greater awareness.
Yoga at The Great Lawn will make those benefits accessible to a much larger
community and inspire us all.”
Despite the weatherman's predictions, the spirit of the season was high and a fuzzy wuzzy feeling extended across the Great Lawn. Under simi-cloudy skies and blue mats, the class kicked-off a tranquil start to the summer.