A slice of Solstice in Times Square


By Alicia Leeds Meyers (roving alignyo reporter and director, Full Life)

I am rifling through the gift bag I received this morning at Solstice in Times Square. There are passes for free yoga classes, a Luna Bar and Yoga Journalʼs peppermint lip balm, among other goodies from the event sponsors. As title sponsor, lucy provided yoga mats to the first thousand comers, and skillfully led a throng of sleepy yogis along a line that snaked around a city block on Broadway.

Cool retreat added to our site... check it out


This retreat sounds amazing! Why isn't it August now?  Montauk, surfing, paddle boarding and yoga with Sonic Yoga's Lauren Hanna and Tracy Mohr.

Sounds Bowls and YOGA... these are VERY cool


This past weekend I checked out the Raw Food / Yoga Conference and met Andrew Clark.

We chatted and I kept talking about gongs and he kept talking about bowls... we were both talking about sound vibrations but I wasn't listening to what he was saying. Then he said, "wait - just take a minute, check this out".

Win a summer of free yoga x 2!


To celebrate the official start of summer, we’ve got a hot contest under way – you can win 90 days of unlimited yoga for you and a friend at PURE Yoga (which boasts a strong teaching staff and suh-weet luxury facilities). This contest super simple – all you have to do is click here to enter.

The longer you practice yoga, the happier and healthier you'll be... read on!


Great article from Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail on yoga and your health. It looks like we're heading in the right direction. 

This was sent to me by my sister-in-law, Melissa. Thanks so much for sharing!

Check it out.

Yoga Journal Conference - Fun times, fun pix!


We saw so many of you at the Yoga Journal Conference – what a blast! It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet many new ones. A huge shout-out to our beyond-awesome booth neighbors, Our Love Yoga and Blue Osa – in a perfect world, I would buy a week’s worth of Our Love clothing, pack it in a suitcase and fly immediately to Blue Osa’s gorgeous eco retreat in Costa Rica. Check out a few of our snap-worthy moments from the show – feel free to send us one of yours!

Yoga Journal - Keep an eye out for pics of your favorite teachers!


Great Yoga Journal Conference NYC - met so many friends with AMAZING products and services!  Keep an eye out for them on our blog and in the newsletter, Get Aligned!  Feel free to drop us a line to tell us your awesome experiences from the YJ Conference NYC!!!

Free Mat Storage at the Yoga Journal Conference with Alignyo!


First day of the YJ Conference in NYC - amazing! Remember to come by our booth #404, drop off your mat with us and say "hi". We're offering FREE MAT STORAGE for conference attendees.  We would love to see you.  While you're there, also enter our Photo Contest with amazing prizes - free classes and free private lessons with some of NYC's best teachers.

Can't wait to see you.

Alignyo Team

Sign up before 8pm tonight to receive the next issue of Get Aligned


Subscribe before 8pm this evening and receive the free, insider's guide to yoga in New York City, Get Aligned.  This week, we have a super special guest as our Featured Teacher, a true yoga Master. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who it is...

We'll also give you details about the Yoga Journal Conference NYC starting this Friday.  We'll tell you how you can go to yoga classes for FREE as well as some conference highlights!

Free Yoga with Kristin McGee - today at noon!


Take a free one-hour streamed yoga class with an alignyo favorite, Kristin McGee, this Wednesday, May 11, at 12pm - and every Wednesday going forward!

All you have to do is log onto: at noon on Wednesday and check out Kristin's POWER YOGA.

I've been doing her POWER YOGA DVD lately and it's tough, be prepared to work!