A few months ago I had heard about Wanderlust's Yoga in the City event and some friends and I decided to sign up for the nearest one in the ever enticing NYC. Being that it is only about an hour and a half (on a good day with no traffic...) from us we were insanely excited for this event...even though we signed up what felt like months before it...and almost forgot about it until 4 or 5 days before it.
On our way into the city, while cruising through the busy NYC streets, we were involved in a little bit of a fender bender where someone rear ended us. This made us late for the session that we were supposed to taking. After the whole ordeal was done and we finally found a parking garage, we arrived at Hudson River Park to check in. The women working the gate were so understanfding and allowed us to take the 4:30pm class. HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF! We began to walk around and check out the vendors. Awesome jewelry, tons of freebies, and tonsssssssss or sparkly, shiny, happy yogi/yogini faces!
After the class before ours ended, we found spaces on the grass for our mats (somewhat close to the stage). We were lucky enough to take class with Dana Flynn or Laughing Lotus Yoga (AMAZING), Raghunath (also AMAZING), and David Romanelli (again...also AMAZING). I had heard such amazing things about Dana Flynn and was so excited to finally be able to take one of her classes. Here energy is out of this world and he mantras were something that will stick with me forever. David Romanelli's personality was also amazing, his voice was soothing, and I loved how many quotes he infused into class. Last but not least Raghunath was also just so inspiring. He subtly pushed you to push your limits.
Overall, the whole experience was amazing. We all left feeling totally blissed out and happy!
Be sure to checkout their website for future Yoga in the City events http://nyc.wanderlustfestival.com/
Now....for some pictures!