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A free yoga-fest in the heart of Times Square – Sunday, June 21, 2009

WHAT: A free yoga-fest in the heart of Times Square. Both experienced and beginning Yoga enthusiasts find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the urban energy of the world’s most commercial and frenetic place.

WHEN: Sunday, June 21, 2009

WHERE: In Times Square, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets

ADMISSION: Free.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Visiting Times Square for the Summer Solstice and need a place to stay? Click Here to browse these special offers and packages from Times Square hotels.

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

We are currently accepting pre-registration to participate in the following yoga session(s):

– 8am – Class full, waiting list now open

– 10:30am – Class full, waiting list now open

– 1pm – Class full, waiting list now open

– 3:30pm – Open

(CLICK HERE TO PRE- REGISTER)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to overwhelming interest in this event, each participant may sign up for one session ONLY. Sign-ups for multiple sessions will not be honored.


Mind Over Madness Yoga

ABOUT SOLSTICE IN TIMES SQUARE

The Times Square Alliance invites you to join us at our Solstice in Times Square, a celebration of sun, summer and creativity.

For tens of thousands of years and across diverse cultures, the Solstice has always been a key time in our collective human calendar. The Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year and the point at which the days finally begin to be longer rather than shorter – has been the natural phenomenon underlying some of society’s most important rituals, like Christmas and of course, New Year’s Eve. The Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – has not held quite so prominent a place, at least in Western consciousness. Some historians have argued that public recognition of the Summer Solstice has faded because some of the ideas with which the date was associated in early cultures – femininity, fertility and creativity – were deemed subversive by the then powers-that-be.

Whatever the explanation, we at the Times Square Alliance, as custodians of the world’s best-known Winter Solstice celebration (a.k.a. New Year’s Eve), decided to do our part to revive the Summer Solstice. The underlying natural metaphor may be different: we are not turning from dark to light, from night to day, with all the implications for hope and renewal that those ideas encompass. But we are, on the longest day of the year, drawing on the full force and energy of the sun and are ideally at the height of our creative powers. We have more potential to draw strength from nature than on any other day and, perhaps, like the ancients thought, we are even more fertile (Times Square has always been about sex, right?)

SUMMER SOLSTICE: HISTORY, SCIENCE AND CULTURE

An overview of summer solstice traditions, facts, themes and controversies. More>>

 

CHECK OUT AN ARTICLE FROM YOGA JOURNAL ON YOGA CLASS DOS AND DON’TS.

Use these tips to get the most out of the yoga classes you attend.

By Tim Noworyta

Here are some ways to get more out of the yoga classes you attend:

DO arrive early. Getting to class early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you’re waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches, or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and get centered.

DON’T eat for two or three hours before class. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps, nausea, or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. Digesting food also takes energy that can make you lethargic.

Continue Reading >>


Solstice in Times Square Waiver

Participants in Solstice in Times Square Yoga sessions are required to review and sign this waiver. If you’d like to acclerate your check-in process on the day of the event, please click here to download the waiver to print out and bring with you.

For questions about Solstice in Times Square, please emailevents@timessquarenyc.org.

Yoga Talks

Spiritual Survival in the City

As residents of New York, we know what it means to act fast, multitask and schedule. But, as yogis, we know what it means to find a place of centered calm on our mat. Now how do we bring that feeling of peace into our lives? Join Alanna for an insightful talk on how to connect to the yoga community to find a way to survive spiritually in the greatest city in the world.

About Alanna Kaivalya…

A life-long obsession with sound led Alanna to Jivamukti Yoga, which gave her the freedom to immerse herself in the power of yoga, chanting and music. Also known as The JivaDiva, Alanna travels the world teaching and leading kirtans, and produces the JivaDiva Yoga Jam podcast, which has been heard by over a million people worldwide. In March 2008, Yoga Journal named Alanna one of the top 20 teachers under 40 shaping the future of yoga. She teaches at Yoga Journal Conferences, and is on staff at the Omega Institute. Her album, Shine, was released in May of 2007, and she is a contributing writer to Yoga Journal. She currently resides in New York City. For more information, please visit her website, www.jivadiva.com.

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Free Bryant Park Yoga: Tuesday May 5 – Thursday August 27, 2009

Bryant Park Yoga Expert instructors, provided by Lululemon Athletica, lead all levels of yogis.

MAY

TUE
5
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
7
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
12
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
14
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
19
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
21
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
26
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
28
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

JUNE

TUE
2
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
4
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
9
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
11
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
16
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
18
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
23
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
25
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
30
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

JULY

THU
2
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
7
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
9
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
14
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
16
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
21
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
23
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
28
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
30
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

AUGUST

TUE
4
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
6
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
11
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
13
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
18
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
20
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

TUE
25
Bryant Park Yoga

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace
Free Classes in the Park

THU
27
Bryant Park Yoga

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn
Free Classes in the Park

Free Yoga Classes in Bryant Park

Classes in the Park From May 6 – October 9


That was me!That was me again!

Bryant Park Yoga

Free Classes in the Park — Group is getting bigger and bigger! There were 222 participants as of July 10. Be on time or bring your own mat!

May Tuesday 6, 13, 20, 27
June Tuesday 3, 10, 17, 24
July Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26
September Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October Tuesday 7

10:00am–11:00am | Upper Terrace

May Thursday 8, 15, 22, 29
June Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26
July Thursday 3,
10 (222 participants — consider bringing your own yoga mat),
17 (223 participants. There are enough mats for you),
24, 31
August Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28
September Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25
October Thursday 2, 9

6:00pm–7:00pm | Southwest corner of the Lawn

Join us for complimentary yoga classes in Bryant Park.

We have sensational teachers lined up from studios all around New York City. This is a great opportunity for all levels of yogis. A time to enjoy the outdoors while enjoying your practice.

Teachers include

*July 1- Alana Kessler
*July 3- Lisa Kitchner
*July 8- Lisa Goldstein
*July 10- Jennifer Brilliant
*July 15- CANCELLED DUE TO CITY FUNCTION
*July 17- Jennifer Brilliant
*July 22- Alana Kessler
*July 24- Lara Benusis
*July 29- Alana Kessler
*July 31- Lara Benusis…

and so many more to come next month!

See you all there!!!!!!

Bryant Park is located behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd street and 5th and 6th Avenues.

www.bryantpark.org

Bryant Park Yoga Classes

Bryant Park Yoga Classes

Thursday, Jul 19, 2007
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Manhattan
Free after work yoga classes available to all levels. The Yoga Project’s Kristina Marchitto teaches classes in May and June. Classes in July are taught by Erika Mather and in August by Barbara Ackerman.

Awaken the body’s potential with revitalizing movement, stretching, breathing, and poses. Some of yoga’s benefits include weight loss, deeper sleep, release from pain and arthritis, and a more youthful appearance.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Mats are provided. If Lawn is closed, classes are held in front of the Bryant Monument, between the Bryant Park Grill and Cafe. In case of rain, please call 212-768-4242.

The Yoga Project was founded by Kristina to bring yoga to public spaces, showing that yoga can be done anywhere, at anytime, and by anyone.

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (Southwest corner)

BRYANT PARK

More Information:
Phone number: (212) 768-4242

Bryant Park website

Mind Over Madness Yoga

WHAT: A celebration of sun, summer and creativity on the longest day of the year, marking the start of summer.

WHEN: Thursday, June 21 and Sunday, June 24, 2007

WHERE: In Times Square, on the island at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets, and throughout the Times Square neighborhood.

ADMISSION: Free.

DETAILS:

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Mind Over Madness Yoga

A free yoga-fest in the heart of Times Square. Yoga enthusiasts, both experienced and beginners, gather to face the challenge of finding tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the urban energy of the world’s most commercial and frenetic place.

WHEN:

Sessions:

7am-8am             7:30pm-8:30pm

8am-9am

(Feel free to sign up for multiple sessions!)

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE in any of four yoga sessions right in the heart of Times Square. Sign up for as many sessions as you like. The first 600 participants will receive a free T-shirt provided by Transformation Tees™.

The Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – has not held quite so prominent a place, at least in Western consciousness. Some historians have argued that public recognition of the Summer Solstice has faded because some of the ideas with which the date was associated in early cultures – femininity, fertility and creativity – were deemed subversive by the then powers-that-be.

 

Whatever the explanation, we at the Times Square Alliance, as custodians of the world’s best-known Winter Solstice celebration (a.k.a. New Year’s Eve), decided to do our part to revive the Summer Solstice. The underlying natural metaphor may be different: we are not turning from dark to light, from night to day, with all the implications for hope and renewal that those ideas encompass. But we are, on the longest day of the year, drawing on the full force and energy of the sun and are ideally at the height of our creative powers. We have more potential to draw strength from nature than on any other day and, perhaps, like the ancients thought, we are even more fertile (Times Square has always been about sex, right?)