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Lole White Tour

  • May 29, 2014
  • By Brittany
Lole White Tour

Hi there!  How has your week been going?  I love a short week!  I went to one of the coolest events in my six years in NYC last week: a yoga class held at the MoMA to support peace.  I was doing sun salutations surrounded by art!  
I wanted to go this event so badly last year but it was sold out.  I was absolutely stoked when I scored a ticket to this year’s event.

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I showed up on a drizzly Thursday night dressed all in white to partake in the Lole White Tour.  All participants are asked to wear white to symbolize peace.  I dutifully dressed in white and prayed that the rain wouldn’t leave me with black specks!

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I could feel excitement building as we waited outside the MoMA doors to be allowed into the event.  I won’t mention the three gentleman that pushed me out of the way to get in the door.  Oops, I mentioned it!  But I summoned the peace in my white clothing to remain zen.  Luckily since there were a limited number of tickets, there were plenty of mats for everyone!

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The yellow Lole mats were donated by Gaiam and created this amazing pop of color in a sea of white.  I felt both peaceful and uplifted at once.

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The class was led by three renowned instructors: Colleen Saidman Yee, Elena Brower and Rodney Yee.  Elena Brower teaches on one of my favorite yoga website, YogaGlo. Rodney Yee has several extremely popular DVDs and operates a yoga studio with his wife, Colleen.  

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The class started with Colleen leading us through a warm up sequence involving some meditation and stretching.  Rodney then stepped in to bring us through a challenging vinyasa.  The class ended with Elena taking us through some slower, feel-good stretch poses and final savasana and mediation.  

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The entire class was set to live classical music.  I want all my classes to be set to music like this!  The string music was a perfect mix of upbeat for the vinyasas and soothing for the relaxation and meditation.

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I have to say that this was one of the best yoga events I have ever been to in NYC.  It was so relaxing and calming and yet felt so powerful.  The instructors were amazing and, for once, there was nothing stressful about being in New York!

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Ahhh, you can see my baby pooch in that photo!!

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Lole made this amazing 2 minute video that captures the event.  I wanted to include it so you could get a sense of the evening.

The White Tour 2014 started in Barcelona, Spain then went on to Montreal, Canada, New York and then Toronto.  The last stop will be in Edmonton, Canada.

Readers, do you think art and yoga coincide?  Would you wear white to promote peace?  Tell me about the best yoga class you have ever taken.

By Brittany, May 29, 2014
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  • Shannon
    May 29, 2014

    I love the colors!! I would absolutely wear white to promote peace, and the yellow mats are so beautiful!
    The best yoga class I ever attended was a Bikram Yoga class; it was my second time there, and I just felt a flow of relief. Stress relief from everything, I slept so well that night, and I really felt so much more calm and at peace with myself.

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    May 29, 2014

    Ahhhh I’m going to see if I can get tiks to the one in Toronto!!! So so sooooo cool. Also I love the baby pooch!!!

  • Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
    May 29, 2014

    Is it terrible that I wouldn’t have done this just because I don’t own a lot of white clothes?!? lol I feel like a little kid… I always ruin my whites, so I rarely buy them. smh

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    May 29, 2014

    I love that everyone wore white – it really looks peaceful. Loving the start of a bump!!

  • caitlin @ tulle wedding skirts
    May 29, 2014

    aww this is so cool! i love the look of all white! awesome you were able to attend – and show off that baby bump!

  • Kim
    May 29, 2014

    Sounds like a super event – love the idea of white for peace (minus the guys shoving you!!).

    • FitBritt
      June 5, 2014

      I know! The white was really cool. I don’t know what their problem was. There were enough mats for everyone!

  • Nicole
    May 29, 2014

    Live music during a yoga class sounds amazing. I can see why you’re considering this event to be one of the coolest things you’ve done in NYC!

    • FitBritt
      June 5, 2014

      The string instruments really made the class for me. I’ve had live drums and guitar before but nothing like this. It was so cool!

  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    May 29, 2014

    The baby pooch is so cute! This event looks amazing. I wanna go. I need to see if there is something like this in Phoenix.

  • Holly
    May 29, 2014

    I want to do this. Where/how so I get tickets and where do I go. The video enthralled me. Please give me the inside tract on this. Peace is a wonderful message.
    p.s. The baby pooch is appealing and beautiful.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    May 29, 2014

    I am so happy you got to attend this event, I was invited but I had nothing white (lol) and I had to get the kids…but it really looked so good and you are SO adorbs!!

  • Carla
    May 29, 2014

    This sounds like a wonderful event. Odd about the two guys being a little pushy. Especially when you can (barely) see a little, tiny, baby there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like how you also wore white pants. If wearing white for peace one should go all out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • FitBritt
      June 5, 2014

      Yeah, the guys were younger and seemed a little self-involved. No matter, there were enough mats for everyone!

  • Kayla
    May 29, 2014

    Seriously so cool! I can’t believe there was live music. I think that alone would make it feel more powerful, but having that many people there all moving in sync just adds to it. This is a fitness bucket list item for me now. Thanks for posting!

    • FitBritt
      June 5, 2014

      It definitely felt powerful with the music and everyone moving in unison. Plus the instructors were really good!

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    May 30, 2014

    What an absolutely amazing event! I love the white clothes with yellow mats. So cool. Your baby bump is darling too!

  • Lisa @ Lulu's Big Adventure
    May 31, 2014

    What an awesome event!! Wish I could’ve experienced it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And love the baby bump, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • catherine gacad
    June 4, 2014

    what an amazing event. I LOVE THE MOMA! i don’t practice yoga, but would so do it just to go to an event like this.

    • FitBritt
      June 5, 2014

      The event was totally accessible to all levels so anyone could do it. I loved being surrounded by art for this class!

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