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Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Where do I go? How do I get there? What should I bring? Can I sit by my friend? Where can I go to the bathroom?
It’s not easy loading thousands of yogis into Times Square, which is essentially an intersection of 2 roads. That’s what makes this event unique, but also challenging. These answers are provided to you below as well as in your confirmation email that you will recieve after registration.

We’ve done this event for 12 years now, and expect to have our largest attendance this year. We’ll be covering multiple blocks with yogis from around the globe. So to make the experience run smoothly for everyone, we ask that you please do your best to follow the instructions we’ve provided. The experience will surely be one you will remember for a very long time. Namaste!

Do I need to register for the event or can I just show up?
Yes, you must register for the event here.

Is my registration transferrable?

Can I bring a guest under my registration?
No, each person much register themselves.

What time are the classes?
  9:00am - 10:00am
11:15am - 12:30pm
  2:00pm - 3:30pm
  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  6:30pm - 7:30pm

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 – so please don’t.

What does the class/event costs?
All classes are FREE!

How do I get there?
By subway take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 OR 7 to Times Square, B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center, or the N, R or Q to 42nd Street.

If you are driving, punch 1560 Broadway, NY, NY 10036 into your GPS. Click here to see parking in the area.
A map of parking garages can be found here.

Where do I check-in?
INFO will be emailed to you a week prior to the event

When should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive to check-in point 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?
Entrance will begin aproximately 45 minutes before the class.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Athleta will provide a free yoga mat to registered attendees.

Do I need to bring my own water?
Smartwater® will be providing water while supplies last. 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 on site. 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?
YES - For the first time in event history, we are proud to announce that Cottonelle will be providing a bathroom trailer at the event this year...more information to come.

Will the event be broadcast anywhere?

Are there activities other than the yoga classes?
Be sure to check out our sponsor village after your class.

Where and what is the yoga village?
The sponsor village will be located on Broadway between 44th and 45th streets. Sponsors will have various tents set-up with information, free samples and coupons.

Who is instructing each class?

9:00am - 10:00am:
Instructed by: Lauren Imparato

11:15am - 12:30pm:
Instructed by: Douglass Stewart

2:00pm - 3:30pm:
Instructed by: Rajashree Choudhury, Donna Rubin & Jennifer Lobo

4:30pm - 5:30pm:
Instructed by: Mary Dana Abbott

6:30pm - 7:30pm:
Instructed by: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

What happens if it rains?
This event is RAIN OR SHINE! Some of our most memorable classes have been in the rain. Although, we’re all hoping for sunshine.

Is there access for the disabled?
Yes. Proceed to the check-in point.

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 share this experience with others?
Share your yoga experience on www.Facebook.com/TimesSquareNYC

Use hashtag #SolsticeTSq when talking about the event and mention @TimesSquareNYC on Twitter

Check-in to “Solstice in Times Square” on Foursquare

Use the hashtag #SolsticeTSq on Instagram and link up with other yogis

How can I ensure that my friend and I are 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: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga is produced by the Times Square Alliance, a not for 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: Athleta, Cottonelle, Core Power, Light Life, MindBody Connect and Yoga Journal.

Are children allowed to participate in this event?
Yes, but childern 10-18 must have a signed a release on their behalf before they can enter the site. 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.