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!
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.
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