This post was written by Patrick on June 11, 2015
With yoga’s focus on mindfulness, it’s no surprise that many yogis in the community wish to reach out and help others. One of our favorite yoga-focused charities is Street Yoga, a Seattle-based nonprofit which brings the healing and restorative benefits of yoga to marginalized youth.
Through Street Yoga, a number of generous yoga teachers volunteer their time and skills to teach yoga classes at shelters, schools and treatment centers that assist youth and their families. By teaching yoga, mindfulness and compassion, these teachers try to inspire their young students to grow, heal, and create meaningful and healthy lives.
Street Yoga holds an annual event called YogaLOVE, which brings together 200 Seattle yogis to enjoy an uplifting morning of yoga and raise funds for Street Yoga’s great work. The YogaLOVE festivities include a “half marathon” of 108 sun salutations led by 9 different instructors who represent a variety of styles. There are also raffles and prizes – which this year include a meditation gift basket from Barefoot Yoga! YogaLOVE 2015 is coming up on June 27, so if you’re in the Seattle area, don’t miss it!
This post was written by Lauren on May 29, 2015
OMgirl recently released their Summer collection of yoga clothing, and we’re loving what we see! Here are a few staff picks for must-have pieces for your summer yoga wardrobe.
This top is seriously cute, but it’s also a high-performance bra that’s great for yoga class, jogging, or medium-impact workouts. The flattering neckline and super cool back cutouts make it our pick for best new activewear top from OMgirl.
In a great new take on an old favorite, OMgirl has added this gorgeous bamboo pattern to their beloved Mindful Tank. These ultra soft, sheer tanks feel amazing to wear, and they make ideal layering pieces. Try wearing over a sports bra, or under a wrap.
Match the Concept Bra with these great new leggings, featuring a comfy roll-down waist and eye-catching crisscross cutouts at the ankles. Made of a blend of cotton, poly, and curve-hugging lycra, they stretch with you as you move.
On those breezy summer nights, you’ll be in heaven with the new Practice Cardi. Not too heavy and not too light, it’s made of the same silky soft cotton/modal blend as the Mindful Tank. The cardi can be worn open and drapey, or tied at the waist for a more fitted look.
This post was written by Lauren on May 22, 2015