Yoga for Peace: Lolë White Tour

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Lolë White Tour here in Toronto at the Exhibition Place.

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The Lolë White Tour, is a series of yoga events in cities around the world organized by women’s active wear and lifestyle brand Lolë. I had previously heard of the event and have many ambassadors in my network, however I hadn’t previously experienced an event or even stepped foot in a store.

The event was very well organized. As with all of their yoga events, they request attendees wear white as a symbol of peace. Participants received “swag bags” as well as a yoga mat to keep. While most participants were in white there were a few randoms folks in bright neon or grey, or black – so, while I agree white pants do not look good on anyone – don’t let the colour of your wardrobe keep you from this fun evening.

lole 1A group of 3,000 yoga lovers gathered to experience a unique evening of pure serenity against the backdrop of the picturesque Arches of Toronto on Canada Boulevard. Think the Seawheeze sunset festival – without the half marathon run – or the flight to Vancouver. I arrived at 7:30, however with all the events taking place I would definitely suggest you arrive early to take full advantage of the “expo” prior to the yoga. Vendors at the Toronto event included Oikos, Elle Canada, Biotherm, Pure Leaf and Sporting Life each with a tent and fun activities and giveaways to explore prior to the class.

From 8:30pm – 10pm, a special yoga class led by renowned and long-time yoga teacher for the Tour, Elena Brower, among beloved Toronto teachers Lisa Messina (Drishti Yoga Centre) and Marla Meenakshi Joy (Downward Dog), to the soothing sound of singer and performer Ariana Zita on her piano took place. The instructors each took 20 minute segments taking us through flowy movements, standing balances with those beside us and eventually under the setting sun we found ourselves in savasana.

The event was a lot of fun and something I would certainly recommend for groups of gals looking for a fun night of fitness to attend next year. Do your best to war white and be sure to arrive early.

* Photos from Lolë