Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yoga At The Great Lawn and The Zen Den…

Hello loves! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!!! I want to give a Birthday shout out to my girl Katherine!!! Happy 20th love!

A week ago, I mentioned a great event that was going to take place in NYC; Yoga At Great Lawn which was being hosted by Flavorpill and JetBlue TrueBlue. The whole purpose of this event was to bring 10,000 people together at once to do a Yoga session in Central Park and break the world record…how could I say no to this event? AND I was lucky enough to win tickets!

I met up with my girls Jess and Alison at Columbus Circle a little earlier to grab a quick snack and walk over together…(we met Erica a little later at the line)

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It was drizzling but by the time we got to the line it had cleared up…


We knew that it was going to be a HUGE turnout so we played it safe and got there around 5 so that we could secure a great spot…and before we knew it, we were grabbing our free mats!


Alison was really excited to get her Zen on!


We were pretty close to the stage and got to have a couple of laughs, courtesy of Reggie Watts! This guy is funny! “Yoga Tacos”


We patiently waited for everyone to get into the Great Lawn…

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At first I thought the turnout was not going to be that great because of the weather…


But a little rain does not scare us New Yorkers!


The crowd grew larger…


But unfortunately so did the clouds…


We had a late start and by the time Elena Brower hit the stage, the rain started up again. I didn’t think much of the rain because prior to getting there, Flavorpill sent out an email stating that event would go on…RAIN or SHINE! But I think they forgot to tell Central Park Officials this because after 10 minutes of “slippery” Yoga, we were SHUT DOWN! But you know what? I still had an amazing time…the energy at the park was amazing and if you are a true Yogi, you don’t let the little things get you down. Yes they promised that the event would go on without interruption but Mother Nature had her own plans…I am blessed for experiencing something so amazing and I will be there again when they try to do it again!

The Best part of the event was this Brownie from Otarian which I devoured when I got home! This was my din din and Yup Jess it WAS moist from the rain! ha


Here is a video of the event…


This morning I was planning to sleep in but I woke up to this Text Message “Hey Hailey’s Yoga demonstration is today from 9-10 and she is upset that I’m not going. Can you make it?

My 1st thought was “Shit it is already 7:49” and then “Why did she wait UNTIL now to tell me!”. I jumped out of bed, took a quick shower…got dressed and ate a small breakfast before heading out…


I hauled ass to the school and made it just in time for The Zen Den. Hailey’s school started a new program this year called the Cluster Enrichment Program, where the students can join clubs based on their interests…and of course Home Fries chose Yoga! which worked out great because her teacher was running this activity!


They were lucky because it was being held in the Gym AND it was Sunny!

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Check her out doing Tree Pose! 


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Yoga Jumping Jacks…


Upward Facing Dog…


And of course they completed the Practice with Savasana…


I was such a proud titi!!!!! and it cracked me up because after the demonstration her teacher was like “do you have a website or something? because she is always talking about it” lol she is a proud niece!



Tuesday Din Din; Salad with Shrimp Cooked in Minced Garlic and Light I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter


And for dessert, Protein Cookie Dough with sliced Strawberries…


Ayer for breakfast I had OIAJ with a Banana and my usual Cafe con Leche…


Before heading the park ayer, I had a Green Monster with Blueberries, cup of FF Milk, Spinach, and Splenda…


Today for lunch I had 1/2 an Order of Calamari and Shrimp in Marinara Sauce with a Side Salad…


And 1/2 a cup of Rainbow Cookie Ice


For din din, I just had a Green Monster with 1 Banana, 1/2 cup of Blueberries, 1 cup of FF Milk, Spinach, and Splenda


I was still hungry so I had leftovers from lunch (not pictured)


Ayer: Walking around the City…a little under 2 hours (burned 467 Calories)

Today: Walk to and from Hailey’s School…55 Minutes (burned 388 Calories)

Running Update…I decided to stop running for at least 1 month so that my leg can fully heal…I hope to start running again on my Birthday which is on July 20th!

Well that is all for tonight…have a great night loves!


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