International Yoga Day fell on Tuesday, June 21st, and with the Burrard Street Bridge being a no-go for your favourite flow, you’ll have to find alternate public spaces to practice en masse.
Summer in the city is the perfect time to explore new places to do yoga outdoors. From the pristine lakeside beaches in provincial parks to the public beaches in the downtown core, Vancouver is a yoga lover’s paradise. It’s no surprise that activewear brand Lolë Women has decided to bring their world renowned Lolë White Tour to Vancouver.
If you’re unfamiliar with Lolë and the Tour, here’s a primer: Lolë’s mission is to bring people together through yoga and promote health and well-being. To spread this mission, they created a massive yoga tour, where yogis around the world join together in a flow session on matching Lolë yellow mats, dressed all in white to represent peace. The visual of hundreds of yogis dressed alike and moving in unison is truly something to behold – or to experience for yourself!
Although the tour lands in Vancouver a week and a bit shy of International Yoga Day, the spirit of union and yoga remains the same. The Lolë White event takes place this July 1st at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, and is open to the public for only $15 per ticket. Tickets are available at Eventbrite, and include participation in the one-hour mass yoga session, a bright yellow Lolë yoga mat, a Lolë and McArthurGlen gift bag, and a $15 Lolë gift card.
The best part? Your participation helps a good cause – a portion of the proceeds go to the Red Cross for Canada in support of the Fort McMurray fire effort.
Check-in for the event is at 9am on July 1st, and the yoga session will run from 10am to 11am. A live 3-piece classical trio will be performing during the session to keep the vibes chill. If it turns out your yoga wardrobe is a bit lacking in white, Lolë has curated the best of their white activewear to make life easy.
You’ll also have a bunch of other activities to choose from at McArthurGlen – they’re offering amazing sales and deals throughout the Canada Day long weekend. Restaurant patios will be open, so enjoy a meal at Ryuu Japanese Kitchen in the sun, pick up an iced coffee while you shop, or visit one of the food trucks popping up for the long weekend. There will be family-friendly activities, jazz performances, and a full symphony orchestra playing live in the evening. Plenty to do.
And of course, there’s the shopping! With over 60 high-end and designer brands at outlet prices to pick from, McArthurGlen is the perfect place to rethink your summer wardrobe, or get a head start on back to school at a discount. See something you can’t live without? There will be prize draws for a $500 shopping spree at the outlet.