Yoga In The News: Current Events in the Yoga World
In addition to bringing you some killer yoga excursions, travel opportunities, and ways to amp up your asana, we at Yoga Travel Tree like to keep you in the loop of whats going on in the Yoga world. Here are some headlines you may have missed:
Picture this. You walk into a studio, crazy black light and neon surround you. You’re given a pair of wireless headphones that are not only going to have your teacher on the other end, whispering the flow for your upcoming vinyasa flow class. Theres also an in-house DJ about to drop some serious beat in your ears while you rock your asana off in one of the coolest contemporary yoga classes to date. The company behind the magic is Sound Off, and they are bringing this new style of Yoga across the country. From a pop up inflatable studio in Manhattan, they’ll be visiting cities like Chicago and Las Vegas in the near future. Check their website out here.
We recently did an article on this extravaganza, you can find it here! Long story short, Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga has earned his spot in Huffington Post’s new “Dickipedia” series, a video encyclopedia of people around the world making waves in their industries. The wrong waves, obviously.
Yoga has been rising in popularity among many sports teams, and now some stadiums across the country are starting to host enormous yoga classes to give yogis and yoginis a chance to practice where the pros play. Instructors from YogaWorks in LA launched a class in Dodger Stadium that included entry to the field after a ball game and your very own Dodger Yoga mat. Other cities have been following suit, with Ralph Wilson Stadium (The Buffalo Bills) hosting Namastadium, a similar event that serves to raise money for a new Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York.
A studio in Portland, Oregon is trying to combat the stereotypes of modern day yoga by creating a venue where people of all body types can practice and reap the benefits of yoga. Yoga For Abundant Bodies, MegaYoga and Buddha Body Yoga are the names of a few studios in New York focused on breaking the yoga image that’s ever so apparent on our instagram feeds these days. In Nashville you’ll find Curvy Yoga, Heavyweight Yoga in Austin, and Big Yoga in Buckingham, VA. Instructors at these studios aim to customize the practice for their clientele, something that a lot of teachers don’t know how to do in most traditional yoga studios.
The world's first International Day Of Yoga took place this past Sunday, June 21st. The inaugural event took place months after the U.N. General Assembly officially approved the holiday which had been approved by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yogis from all over the world brought their practice outdoors to celebrate with one another at many of the worlds most recognizable venues. These include Times Square in New York City, underneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and along Rajpath in New Delhi.
In Thessaloniki, Greece, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts have taken to this ancient practice in order to try and relieve the stress caused by the countries economic crisis. It's common knowledge that yoga is quite possibly one of the greatest stress relievers of all time, but to see this implemented as a strategy to calm the people of Greece's second largest city is a first.
That’s it for now! Be sure to follow the site for updates on what’s happening in the world of Yoga!
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