If you happen to be in New York City's Times Square on June 20, you might want to tote along your yoga mat. On that day, thousands of yogis will be seeking tranquility and flexibility in one of the busiest places on earth as part of the annual Mind Over Madness event.
The day-long free yoga event, sponsored by Lucy Activewear and held at Broadway between 42nd and 47th Streets, happens every year to mark the summer solstice. The event features musical performances, speakers, raffles, and free giveaways.
Last year, organizer Times Square Alliance streamed the event live on its website, and Lucy provided free yoga mats and gift bags to the first 1,000 attendees for each class. Stay tuned for offers available this year.
The day's scheduled free yoga classes are 7:30am-8:45am, 12:30pm-2pm (Bikram), and 6pm-7:30pm.
Like your yoga in a more serene setting? Wanderlust's annual event in Bondville, Vermont, runs June 21-24, followed by an event in Lake Tahoe, California, on July 5-8.
Days are for downward dogs with more than 40 top yoga instructors; nights are hedonistic dance parties featuring musical acts and DJs. Sister events happen in Colorado on July 5-8 and Whistler, BC, August 23-26.