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Thousands of yogis are taking over Times Square to celebrate the summer solstice

Thousands of yogis are taking over Times Square to celebrate the summer solstice
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

You might think it would be challenging to find zen in the busiest neighborhood in New York, but heavy foot traffic, loud noises and invasive capitalism won’t stop thousands of yogis from gladly practicing their poses in the heart of Times Square during the summer solstice.

The annual yoga fest, Solstice in Times Square, returns for a day of free classes on Thursday, June 21. Sponsored by Aerie (yes, you can expect awesome swag and goodies), folks can register to show off their warrior pose while soaking up the sun (weather depending). Classes begin at 7:30am and continue through sunset at 8:45pm.

The chanting and stretching goes down at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 47th Streets. Bonus for those who register in advance—you get a free yoga mat! Check out the full schedule below and get ready to say Om.

7:30am—8:30am: instructed by Douglass Stewart (YogaWorks, Ishta)

9:30am—10:30am: instructed by Jodie Ruffy (YogaWorks)

11:30am—12:30pm: #AerieREAL Empowered Flow with Catherine Gignac

1:30pm—2:30pm: Donna Rubin, Jen Lobo & Friends (bodē nyc)

3:30pm—4:30pm: instructed by Colin Lieu (Youth Mindfulness Instructor – NYC Schools)

5:30pm—6:30pm: instructed by Amy Pearce-Hayden (Yoga International)

7:30pm—8:45pm: instructed by Swami Paramananda (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers)

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