Thousands to gather at Ford Field Saturday in an attempt to break world Yoga record

DETROIT (WXYZ) - For the first time, Metro Detroiters will have a chance to practice yoga inside a Detroit landmark, as part of an effort to set a record and support a local charitable effort.

The creators of "Yoga Rocks Ford Field" invite yoga fans of all ages, and skill levels together to positively showcase Detroit by participating in a world record-breaking yoga session in Ford Field. Organizers expect "Yoga Rocks Ford Field" to draw more than 3,000 people on Saturday, February 22, 2014. A crowd that size would set a record for a single indoor yoga session.
 
Registration for the session begins at 8:30 a.m. with the session starting promptly at 9:45 a.m. on the field with that is home to the Detroit Lions. Early-bird registration is $25 and runs through January 31, 2014 with the cost increasing to $30 beginning February 1, 2014. Registration is now open at: http://comeplaydetroit.leagueapps.com/events/21754-yoga-rocks-ford-field.

  
"This event will bring together the city and suburbs, to provide the community an opportunity to be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience, while also getting to see first-hand all of the positive changes going on in the city," said Justin Jacobs, founder of Come Play Detroit.
 
At the event, Yoga Shelter will have its nationally renowned instructor, Eric Paskel, teaching his unique style that rocks and awakens, with the class culminating in a dancing celebration. Eric has taught tens of thousands of yoga classes, trained hundreds of people to teach yoga and leads retreats and workshops around the world.

 

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