International Day of Yoga 2020: Pure Yoga livestream on Youtube aims for a Guinness World Record
It's probably been a while since you've strolled into an actual, physical yoga class in a room full of people decked in body-hugging Lulus. Since COVID-19, most of us have resorted to using online tools and virtual fitness classes to keep us active while we quarantine at home. And while that might change how things go this year on International Yoga Day (21 June), an ambitious goal has been established based off the current circumstances.
Everyone — we mean — everyone is invited to join Pure Yoga's livestream on Youtube this Saturday, in an attempt for Singapore to set the Guinness World Records for the most viewers for an online yoga class. This is in collaboration with Sport Singapore and Lenovo Singapore, as part of the GetActive! Singapore Active Enabler Programme (AEP) to encourage Singaporeans to stay healthy.
So what sparked this bold initiative? The idea for a mass online practice to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2020 stems from one of Pure's yoga teachers, Ng Yun. " Being isolated in our own tight spaces might be challenging for people, so this event would be a reminder that despite the pandemic, we are all in this together. I think it is important for us to embrace the new normal — being active even at home without open spaces or gyms. We still need to prioritise our health and mental well-being and make exercise a part of our daily routine." In addition, HealthServe, an association that is dedicated to serving the health and welfare of migrant workers in Singapore, is the chosen beneficiary charity for this event. Participants for the online livestream on 21st June are encouraged to donate to this cause. Online donations can already be made by the general public via giving.sg.
This inaugural event is suitable for people new to yoga. So even if you don't know what's a Vinyasa, make an arvo out of it by virtually being present with a few thousand others (and more) in this yoga class.
Date: Sunday, 21st June 2020
Time: 3pm - 4pm