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Lole White Yoga Tour Brings 10,000 Yogis to NYC, Plus an Interview With Elena Brower

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Anyone who knows me will tell you that  I like two things — cardio and wearing black. So when given the opportunity to do the exact opposite with thousands of my fellow New Yorkers on a beautiful summer day, I jumped at the opportunity because switching things up once in a while is the healthiest thing you can do!

I headed out to the beautiful lawns of Central Park clad in all-white gear from Lole Activewear and headed to the press tent (being an FBG writer has its advantages!). All around me — while I enjoyed FIJI water and Gardein meatless treats — I noticed throngs of people setting up their spots on the great lawn. This was quite a sight to behold!

The Lolë White tour (created by the Canadian-based yoga brand) is a five-city, peace-driven music and yoga extravaganza taking place across the U.S. and Canada with the final stop of the tour taking place on Saturday, November 7 at the Santa Monica Pier. Participants enjoy a yoga session accompanied by live music all while dressed head-to-toe in white gear to symbolize peace.

For the New York City event (which had more than 10,000 attendees!) we had none other than Rodney Yee, Colleen Saldman-Lee and the incomparable Elena Brower whom I was lucky enough to interview at last year’s Brooklyn Wanderlust festival (swoon!).

Ingrid Michaelson and Donna De Lory provided the music as a magical backdrop to the truly wonderful and zen evening, which was one of the most magical times I have ever experienced as a New Yorker.

To bring some of that into your life, I was able to chat with Elena where she clued me in on some of her yoga/meditation faves that keep her calm and centered. Read on and get your om on, too!

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Q&A With Elena Brower

What are your favorite yoga DVDs? I actually don’t have a TV, so I always use YogaGlo to practice! So many great teachers there and many are dear longtime friends, as well as teachers to me.​

Can you describe your meditation practice? Twenty minutes in the morning, I have a mantra from Thom Knoles, my Vedic meditation teacher. I also do a short Kundakini kriya as well. ​

What is your favorite yoga pose? Padmasana/the Lotus Pose, which for me, is the most potent experience. ​

What are your favorite pre/post workout meals? Pre-workout you can find me loving Vitaminerals Earth in some hot water with a bit of honey. ​Post workout I reach out for my Evolving Buddha Bowl.

Have you been to any of the Lolë White events? What is your favorite part about going to yoga festivals? —Margo

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