yoga at the white house

 

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Since 2009 Yoga has been a part of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.  I am grateful and deeply honored to have organized the Yoga Garden, the incredible team of teachers, and to have been a part of this event to share yoga in “America’s Back Yard”.
 
Along with Yoga the White House has hosted numerous activities designed to encourage “America’s youth to lead healthy and active lives,” according to a White House press release. Other activities have included cooking classes, basketball, storytelling, dancing, tours through the White House garden, the traditional Easter Egg roll and much more.  The White House Easter Egg Roll is the largest public event held at the White House for the last 135 years. An unprecedented 30,000 families experienced Yoga with each event in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  The Obama family has given the traditional event a twist, turned it into an active family oriented day, and include Yoga as part of the celebration.

I love this exchange that captures the spirit of the day between a young yogi and one of my teachers, Peg Mulqueen, Click here to see some more incredible moments in photos by Meghan Powell and some more of my favorites on my blog.

Join in the fun from the Yoga Garden and practice outside with your friends or family with my backyard yoga sequence I designed for Yoga Journal. Get moving and have fun!

Read more about my experience teaching yoga at the White House in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine.
http://mantramag.com/first-lady-plants-yoga-garden-leah-cullis/
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View more photos of this event here.

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