- Posted June 23, 2010 by
New York, New York
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Lightning Storm Can't Stop Yoga On Great Lawn
Amidst threats of thunder and lightning, the Yoga on the Great Lawn event, put on by Flavorpill and sponsored by Jet Blue and Smart Water, went on as scheduled, and almost, but not quite, made it all the way through.
The event, which happened on Tuesday, June 22, was meant to celebrate the first full day of summer and brought over 10,000 people to the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. Yogis of all ages had registered online for the yoga event which guaranteed them a free mat, a bottle of Smart Water and other goodies.
One of the goals of the event organizers, FlavorPill, was to bring together the largest gathering of yogis for a yoga class and thereby break the world record. An official from Universal Records Data was on hand to verify the count. It is possible they did so, although it is not clear if the shortened class qualifies as a 'class'.
Along with the yoga, there was music, poetry, comedy and most of all, a wonderful vibe in the park that this iReporter hadn't felt since seeing the Dalai Lama at a sunrise meditation years ago.
Although the rain meant cutting the event short, the organizers promised that they would return to complete the class.