Photo by Carli Whitwell
Anyone who has tried yoga knows the sensation of peace that comes over you during a flow. Now multiply that by thousands. That was the scene at the Lolë White Tour in Toronto this weekend.
Some 2,000 people – wearing white as a symbol of peace – participated in the outdoor session, which was held at historic Fort York. It’s one of five super-sized group classes activewear brand Lolë is organizing around the globe in 2015. Paris and Montreal have already played host, and now the tour is heading across the border to New York and L.A.
We’re already counting down until 2016 – but until then, we break down this inspiring event by the numbers:
2,000: The approximate number of yogis who participated (talk about #squadgoals).
3: The number of times the Lolë White Tour has taken place in Toronto.
75 minutes: The length of the class.
3: The number of instructors
450: The number of tweets about the event in one day. One of our faves: “Toronto, what can I even say? I love you,” said Canadian yoga instructor and practitioner Grace Dubery (who led the class).
3: the number of dragonflies I spotted flitting above the crowd
150: The numbers of dedicated volunteers.
25,000: The number of people expected to participate in the event worldwide in 2015; 10,000 of those are attending the class in New York’s Central Park.
5: The number of cities where the event is taking place. Expect even more next year – there’s already an event planned at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Infinite: The number of selfies taken! (ELLE Canada included.)