“Escape to Yoga Island,” Day-Long Yoga Celebration

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Outdoor yoga practitioners who are looking to connect with like-minded New York City folk may want to take note: Saturday, August 6, will see a giant congregation of yogis on Governor's Island for a day of free outdoor yoga classes.

Billed as "Escape to Yoga Island," the Lulumenon-sponsored event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a "bold collaboration yoga, community and music on Governor's Island."

It's the first-ever event of its kind, and is free to yogis of all levels. The only requirement is a yoga mat of your own.

Well+Good NYC has a great breakdown of logistics for the event, including to get there and what to pack.

Here's a schedule posted on the Escape to Yoga Island Facebook page:


10:30 am - 11:30am
Teaching: Halle Becker and Kay Kay Clivio
Music: Derek Beres

11:30am - 12:30pm
Teaching: Mary Dana Abbott and Jen Guarnieri
Music: Derek Beres

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Teaching: Rima Rabbath
Music: Dana Slamp

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Intermission/Kirtan led by Nahdi Devi (and her band)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Teaching: Dharma Mittra
Music: Henry Terepka, Matthew Lambardo, and Christian Montegut

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teaching: Dana Flynn
Music: Sista Shree

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Closing Kirtan with Sista Shree


Island Run
Led by Terence Gerchberg

11:30am - 1:00pm
Lara Benusis- Yoga for Athletes
Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger - Meditation

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Anya Porter -- Breakti
Lauren Harris - Yoga for Athletes: Hips and Hamstrings
Isauro Fernandez - Ki Power Vinyasa

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Derek Cook - Budokon
Matt Giordano and Mary Aranas - Acro Yoga
Sandhi Ferreira- Hoop Vinyasa

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