Thousands of yogis to descend on Ford Field in world record attempt

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The usually dormant Ford Field will be teaming with thousands of sweaty bodies late February -  all practicing barefoot.

Come Play Detroit in conjunction with Yoga Shelter and the Detroit Lions Living for the City program are attempting to set a world record for the largest indoor yoga session February 22.

It's bound to be a spectacle when 3,000 yogis of all ages, shapes and abilities fly into airplane pose on their magic Crayola-colored carpets.

But there's a deeper intention behind the 'Yoga Rocks Ford Field' event.

Yoga By Design Foundation which provides fitness programs for underserved populations, will be the benefactor of the world record try.

"Hosting the country's largest indoor yoga session at our stadium is another great opportunity to support an important cause and encourage healthy activity in our community," said Lions Director of Communications Rob Wooley.

Lead by Yoga Shelter founder Eric Paskel the 9:45 a.m. session will conclude with a dance party and for some, an eye-opening free bus tour through the city's thriving Eastern Market, Riverfront and Midtown districts, provided by D:hive.

"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.

Registration is required to get your 'OM' on. The cost is $25 until February 1 when it increases to $30. You can sign up online at

Michelob Ultra is among the additional sponsors.

To that I say cheers, or more appropriately nam-ahhhh-ste.

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