Free Yoga Day by Oysho

Yesterday saw Milan’s turn, after Madrid, in hosting a Yoga Free Day by Oysho. A whopping 1500 people attended the event, apparently. Which for Italy, that’s LOADS! I mean last year, at the 108 Sun Salutations, there were a measly 250 people, if that! Oh no but wait – there’s more to it….last year there was no goodie bag given away for free (t-shirt & mat) or any celebrity endorsement. Don’t get me wrong, i’m super happy of the turn out, it’s awesome, and it was great seeing so many ppl walking around with yoga mats, but i can’t help that the freebie was a huge incentive, i do wonder, had there not been a goodie bag, would 1500 ppl still showed up? The marketing and advertising (this event was written about online in Elle, Vogue, La Repubblica) as well as the use of social media for this event, surely greatly helped…but when i think about New York and London and the amount of people that go to these kind of free events for the pure joy of it and love of yoga (no tees or mats or bags given away), i feel that Italy still has a long way to go.
Here’s some pix from yesterday’s event and below, a pic of the event in NYC – can u spot the difference? 😉
Free Yoga in NYC’s Time Square:

About ctyoga

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.
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