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Release Date: Jun 19, 2012

Times Square Alliance and Athleta bring serenity to the Crossroads of the World

Thousands of yogis will salute the sun at the Crossroads of the World at the Solstice in Times Square – Athleta Mind over Madness day-long yoga event on Wednesday, June 20, with classes from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on the Broadway Plazas (between 42nd and 47th Streets) in Times Square. Media check-in will be on Military Island at 44th Street and Broadway.

The free yoga classes – for yogis of all skill levels -- will celebrate the summer solstice as thousands seek peace and tranquility in one of the world’s most frenetic places.

Teachers include veteran instructor, acupuncturist and Athleta model athlete Drisana Carey;  Rajashree Choudhury -- five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship and wife of Bikram Choudhury; and Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus.

Athleta will provide free Athleta yoga mats to the first 1,500 people who check-in for each class, while supplies last. The event will also feature a yoga village with giveaways and activities, and a yoga fashion show between classes where New Yorkers and yoga instructors will hold yoga poses as they showcase the latest Athleta apparel.

The event is organized by the Times Square Alliance, and this year’s presenting sponsor is Athleta, the women’s sports and active lifestyle apparel brand.

DATE: Wednesday, June 20
TIME: Schedule for yoga classes:
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Broadway Plazas (bet. 42nd and 47th Sts.)
Media check-in will be on Military Island at 44th Street and Broadway
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