The days when only celebrities like Madonna and Woody Harrelson did yoga are so far history, they’re anthropology.
Yoga has long since gone mainstream.
In fact, it’s so accessible now – it’s even free in some places.
Like downtown Edmonton.
Thanks to Active Edmonton, Alberta’s capital will be the scene of seven outdoor lunch-time yoga sessions next month. For free.
Here’s the info straight from the City of Edmonton:
Centennial Plaza (south side of Stanley Milner Library)
Date: Aug. 5, 12, and 19, 2010
Time: 12:05-12:55 p.m.
Admission: Active Edmonton encourages donations of non-perishable items for the Edmonton Food Bank.
Date: Aug. 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2010
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
“Join Active Edmonton for yoga at the Plaza or at Churchill Square to energize your mind, body, and soul. No experience or equipment is necessary. All you need is comfortable clothing and a donation for the Food Bank.”
What is Active Edmonton?
• Active Edmonton is a physical activity strategy encouraging all Edmontonians to value and regularly participate in physical activities.
• Active Edmonton challenges Edmontonians to make Edmonton the most active city in Canada
• Conceived in May 2003, Active Edmonton is dedicated to inspiring a strong, healthy, supportive and active city.
• Active Edmonton will complement current and planned provincial and federal government health and physical activity programs with an important emphasis on Edmonton – its residents and its physical activity resources.
Active Edmonton Goals
Active Edmonton is working hard to ensure Edmontonians:
• Understand the importance and benefits associated with being physically active.
• Know how to be physically active and overcome obstacles to becoming physically active.
• Are aware of physical activity opportunities, services and resources.
• Are encouraged to be physically active.
• Are supportive of each other’s commitment to active living.
• Are involved in regular physical activity participation.