“Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” said the First Lady Michelle Obama as she welcomed the 35,000 children and families onto the White House lawn for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. All of the activities, including yoga, dancing, basketball, tennis and healthy cooking were designed to encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. The White House invited us to share yoga for the 4th year in a row as part of event to get everyone moving!
Twenty one yoga teachers from across the country came to Washington D.C. to celebrate and teach yoga in "America's backyard." The focus of the event and the Let's Move! campaign is promoting health, wellness and active lifestyles, as well as fighting childhood obesity.
It was an amazing honor to again share Yoga at the White House and to partner with such amazing teachers to create the 2012 White House Yoga garden. It was an amazing day of practice, service, connection and a whole lot of fun!
Here is a snapshot of our day...