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[VIDEO] City Celebrates Summer Solstice with Mega Yoga Event

More than 500 participants attended the Mental Health Association of Westchester's event in White Plains to bring to light the benefits of yoga for mental well-being.

Court Street in White Plains was turned into a massive yoga class Wednesday, when more than 500 participants braved the heat wave for The Mental Health Association of Westchester's "" event. 

Hundreds of yoga mats were laid between Main Street and Martine Avenue for a musical performance by House of Waters from Brooklyn; guided meditation; and an hour-long yoga lesson by Gwen Lawrence of Mahopac—instructor for the New York Giants, Knicks and Rangers—in celebration of the summer solstice. 

Those who attended also got freebies from event sponsors like Patch; Athleta, who gave out gift bags; White Plains Hospital, who gave out free yoga mats; Whole Foods and others. 

Katherine Gomez June 21, 2012 at 04:55 PM
A fun time. So glad we participated.
Patty Holmes June 21, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Wonderful, meaningful event. Yoga is a wonderful addition in anyones's life and the Mental Health Association hit it big by organizing this. Kudos to Constance Moustakas of MHA and all the other great people there. Having Gwen Lawrence lead the event was a fabulous choice and as a sponsor of the event and local yoga studio owner (The Yoga Garden) I was aabsolutely thrilled to be part of this!!! Patty Holmes
Abbie Relkin June 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM
This event was phenomenal! A great turn out, a great class and a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks to all for making this happen!
Peter Iocovello June 22, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Was great to be part of this event. Thank you Connie for inviting us Bronxville Wellnes Samctuary
Chuck Rosenow June 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Outstanding event. Great fun start to finish. What heat? Chuck Rosenow

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