yoga at the white house
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.