When: Tuesday, July 12 2011
Where: On the green next to the London Eye ticketing office, London, United Kingdom
Details: Arrive before 6:20pm and hang around the area minding your own business. At 6:23pm (on the dot) a leader will sit down and begin to meditate on her own. Please continue to look inconspicuous during this time. Allow her to do sit for at least 30 seconds and then join in at staggered times within the first 2-3 minutes. The Flash Mob will last a 20 minutes exactly. At 6:43pm, the leader will get up and walk away. Please disperse and walk your own separate ways. We want to confuse and bemuse the public and leave them in bewilderment as to what just happened.
What to Bring: Yourself and your friends.
Attire: Business or everyday clothing.
Register: Please just let them know if you’ll attend by clicking attend on their facebook event page. Price: Free
Next up is going to be awesome & on a much bigger scale than the last one – this time we’re going GLOBAL!
Evolve Wellness Centre is partnering with yoga studios in cities across the world to create a Global Yoga Flash Mob on Tuesday, 13th September. Flash Mobs are a large group of people who gather “spontaneously” in a public place, perform an unusual act then quickly disperse. By having it at an odd time, it helps create the element of surprise for those not participating. The purpose of this Yoga Flash Mob is to create an awareness of yoga on a global scale.
When: Tuesday, September 13 2011
Where: Parliament Square, opposite The Houses of Parliament, London Westminster
Details: Arrive before 6:20pm and hang around the area minding your own business. At 6:23pm (on the dot) a leader will go through the Sun Salutation series once on their own. Please continue to look inconspicuous during this time. Allow them to do the series once, then feel free to join in at staggered times within the first 2-3 minutes. After 18 minutes of practice, the Sun Salutations will finish and will be followed by 2 minutes of meditation. The Flash Mob will last 20 minutes exactly. At 6:43pm, the leader will leave. Please disperse and walk your own separate ways. We want to confuse and bemuse the public and leave them in bewilderment as to what just happened.
What: We will be doing 20 minutes of Sun Salutations (A + B series). You can also just follow along at the Flash Mob.
What to Bring: Please feel free to bring your own mat but do not lay it down until after 6:23pm. It will seem more spontaneous if you do not use a mat, but for health concerns, we understand if you choose to use one.
Attire:Business or everyday clothing. Just be sure you can move in it.
Register:Please just let us know if you’ll attend by clicking attend
Other Cities Participating: Please check back…
This Global Flash Mob is spearheaded by Evolve Wellness Centre (www.evolvewellnesscentre.com). If you want organise your city in the Global Yoga Flash Mob, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
& for a quick reminder of just how awesome the last one was, click on the link below! 🙂
Yoga Flash Mob, Trafalgar Square, May 10 2011
Hope you’re all having a great Bank Holiday Monday…If you’re bored & not quite sure what to do…you can always watch Enlighten Up!The main characters are Kate, a Boston-based documentarian with a rock-solid confidence in the transformative power of yoga; & her subject Nick — a Manhattan journalist — who espouses deep-seated skepticism and resistance to yoga as a system of thought and physio-spiritual regeneration.
Nick’s journey is an interesting one, what i found most interesting are all the Yoga Masters he meets along the way & the discussions he has with them…including Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
Here’s a little snippet i found on youtube:
Christiane has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her yogic journey began in 2000 as a student of Swami Nirmal (now at the Satyananda Centre in London) at the Fitness First gym in Kensal Rise, London. She experienced various teachers in different Fitness Firsts in Central London and around Clapham Junction before changing gyms and meeting Alexa Kho at LA FItness in Piccadilly Circus, London. Christiane attended Alexa's Anusara classes as well as her workshops.
In January 2011 she enrolls in a 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course with Rebecca Ffrench at YogaLondon. Vinyasa Flow is a modern form of yoga that comes from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and follows Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She quickly become passionate of this discipline and wants to deepen her knowledge; this brings her to meet and attend many workshops with Stewart Gilchrist, Shiva Rea, John Scott, Danny Paradise...all very famous teachers around the world. Being in the presence of such teachers is a significant experience for Christiane, in terms of her yogic journey, personal transformation and growth as well as understanding of yoga.
After 11years in London, she moves to Milan to deepen and continue her journey. In Milan she teaches privately (1:1 and group classes) as well as in various yoga and dance centers. Milan is where her love for Ashtanga Vinyasa deepens and grows, bringing her to attend workshops with Lino Miele, Sharath Jois and most recently Kino MacGregor...all original students of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All of this culminates with a long awaited and long overdue trip to India, the birthplace of Yoga. Here Christiane deepens her practice and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by doing a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC with Yogi Kamal Singh at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. After the monthlong course, her travels take her around India practicing with various other world renown teachers, namely with Sri V. Sheshadri in Mysore and with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa.
In 2013 Christiane decides to embark on yet another yoga adventure, this time in Aerial Yoga! The course was divided into two weekends: level I in April and level II in June, after which she becomes a qualified Aerial Yoga teacher.
Teacher and student of yoga, writer, adventurous soul, creative mind, curious world traveler & lover of the outdoors. Current HQ: Milan, Italy.