Community has always been important to Yoga Journey’s Leslie Glickman. So much so, that last year she and her husband Andy Glickman decided to give back to the community and offer a free yoga event, bringing together over a thousand people on New Year’s Day. The event took place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton and was called Something Big 2015! It was a huge success.
This year, it will only be bigger.
Last year the theme was “go big or go home.” The message was for individuals to think about and reach for the “big” or highest version of themselves. People were encouraged to go for it, whatever their own personal “something big” was.
This year Leslie says the theme is community,
“One of our basic human needs is to feel connected to other people. When we do, there’s this underlying support we feel and that creates an environment where everyone can thrive. This year I’ll be speaking more to our responsibility to take care of ourselves, not just for ourselves, but so we can lift each other up.”
Something Big 2016 will be an all levels class. People of every age and ability level are welcome. Leslie asks participants not to worry so much about being able to do the poses but to be willing to work at their own personal level. She asks for people to be open to the experience, and to be present, in order to feel the energy generated from a gathering of this size.
“Everyone is welcome whether you do yoga or not. Even if you just come and do ten or fifteen minutes of movement and participate in being there, you will contribute to the whole. We ask you just to show up and be part of it.”
This year, there will be food trucks offering healthy options so people can hang out and spend more time together on New Year’s Day after the yoga practice. Vendors representing local, community businesses will have tables offering services and items to sell. All sponsors of the event are local businesses.
Leslie will lead a beautiful practice and Yoga Journey team members will be there to assist.
There will be music by Scott Marischen’s Jazz Harp Ensemble, a team of highly talented and renowned musicians playing the electric harp, viola, bass, keyboard, percussion and other various instruments. The band’s musicians have collectively toured with Gloria Estefan , Michael Jackson, Shakira, Barbara Streisand, Julio Iglesias, John Denver, Black Sabbath, KC and the Sunshine band and many more.
There is much chaos and darkness currently happening worldwide and in our country. Sometimes we humans can feel small and helpless to do anything about it. Something Big 2016 stands to be a powerful and inspiring way to raise the vibration en masse, through community. A group this large, setting positive intentions, determined to lift up ourselves so we might better show up for others will have a positive impact locally and those ripples will go far and wide.
Leslie says, “We are all part of something bigger than ourselves. Whether we know it or not we all contribute to the whole. We have the power to bring others down as well as the power to help lift others up. It can be as simple as how we show up. If everyone does a little we can accomplish a lot! So my hope is that we walk away knowing that we are responsible for our own behaviors and we should make choices based on how we can contribute in some way to the whole.”
For those unable to attend the event in person, Something Big 2016 will be streamed live so people all over the world can participate. The practice will also be archived for later viewing. The link to the live stream is the YJ Live tab at the top of the Yoga Journey website.
Friday January 1, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater on New Years Day 2016.
The only way to make it happen is with YOU there!
*Check in begins at 10:00 am
*Live Music Yoga with Leslie begins at 11:00 am
*Great yoga products and gifts for you in our Marketplace
*Register Early, amphitheater capacity 1500
Please check out the Something BIG website by clicking here.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHETHER YOU ARE PRE-REGISTERED OR NOT – SHOW UP EARLIER RATHER THAN LATER TO ALLOW AMPLE TIME FOR PARKING, CHECK IN AND MAT PLACEMENT!
Photo Credit: Andrea Blakesberg.