Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Where do I go when I arrive?
- Do I need to pre-register for the event or can I just show up?
- Is my registration transferable?
- Can I bring a guest under my registration?
- What time are the classes?
- Can I take more than one class?
- What does the class/event cost?
- How do I get there?
- Where do I check in?
- When should I arrive?
- When do you start letting people in for the class?
- Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
- Do I need to bring my own water?
- Are there places to change on site?
- Are there lockers?
- Are there public restrooms?
- Are there activities other than the yoga classes?
- Where and what is the Yoga Village?
- Who is instructing each class?
- What happens if it rains?
- Is there access for the disabled?
- Can I bring my pet?
- Is there smoking at the event?
- How can I share this experience with others?
- How can I ensure that my friend and I can sit together?
- Who makes this event possible?
- Are children allowed to participate in this event?
- Will there be a live stream of the event?
Where do I go when I arrive?
If you successfully registered for a class, you should receive a confirmation email that specifies this lcocation a few days before the event.
Do I need to register for the event or can I just show up?
We recommend that you register for the event when registration opens.
We do accept walkups. However, we cannot guarantee you’ll get in, nor can we guarantee we’ll be able to provide a yoga mat. Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis if there is still room after accepting all pre-registered participants.
Is my registration transferable?
No, registration is not transferable.
Can I bring a guest under my registration?
No, each person much register themselves.
What time are the classes for Solstice 2017?
7:30am - 8:30am
9:30am - 10:30am
11:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Can I take more than one class?
You can only register for one class. If you register for more than one class, you risk your entire registration being deleted.
What does the class/event cost?
All classes are free!
How do I get there?
Please click here for details on how to get to Times Square. The check-in location provided above is located within the center of Times Square's Bowtie, easily accessible by all subways that stop in the neighborhood and a variety of other transit options listed at the link above.
Where do I check in?
Check-in information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event. If you successfully registered for a class, you should receive a confirmation email that specifies the check-in location a few days before the event. For Solstice 2017, please contact us via email at Events@TimesSquareNYC.org if you have not received that check-in assignment after Monday, June 19.
When should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive to check-in an hour before your class. This gives you time to get your freebies, find your spot and relax before your class.
When do you start letting people in for the class?
We will begin to have yogis enter approximately 45 minutes before class.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Aerie and Times Square Alliance will provide a free yoga mat to registered attendees.
Do I need to bring my own water?
Water bottles and water fountains will be provided. You may bring additional water of your own.
Are there places to change on site?
No, you should arrive dressed for class.
Are there lockers?
No, there are no lockers onsite. Due to space limitations, we request that you come with only one purse/bag that can be placed next to your mat during the class.
Are there public restrooms?
There are no public bathrooms provided.
Are there activities other than the yoga classes?
Be sure to check out our Yoga Village after your class.
Where and what is the Yoga Village?
The Yoga Village will be located on Broadway between 44th and 45th streets. Sponsors will have various tents set up with information, free samples and coupons.
For Solstice in Times Square 2017:
7:30am - 8:30am: Instructed by Douglass Stewart
9:30am - 10:30am: Instructed by Sarah Finger
11:30am - 12:30pm: #AerieREAL Empowered Flow with Catherine Gignac
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Bikram Yoga with Jen Lobo and Donna Rubin
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Instructed by Aditi Shah and Rachel Cohen
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
7:30pm - 8:30pm: LUNA Deep House Yoga with Lauren Taus and DJ Tasha Blank
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, no furry friends, reptiles or other non-human companions are allowed into the event.
Exception is granted for service dogs.
Is smoking permitted at the event?
No, this event is held on the Broadway Plazas, which are smoke free year-round.
How can I ensure that my friend and I can sit together?
Please register at the same time and then arrive together at least 30 minutes ahead of time at your designated check-in point. Unfortunately, you will not be able to “save” a spot for a guest that is arriving later.
Who makes this event possible?
Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga is produced by the Times Square Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the creativity, energy and edge that have made it an international icon for over 100 years. As this is a free event, we rely on support from our fantastic partners: Aerie, Luna, Rodan + Fields, Essentia Water, National Mango Board, Wasa, and Yoga Journal.
Are children allowed to participate in this event?
Yes, but children under 18 must have a signed a release on their behalf before they can enter the site. Releases will be available at check-in. They must be at least 10 years old to enter the event site and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.