Solstice in Times Square: International Yoga Day

I discovered Bikram yoga back in 2012 when trying different methods to spice up my workout routine and I've been completely hooked ever since! I'm officially obsessed with all things YOGA. 15 years ago, a brilliant initiative called "Solstice in Times Square" was launched. It's an annual event that takes place in Times Square, wherein (probably well over 5,000 +) yogi's come together to practice as a collective to celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). 

The event is all day and literally happens smack in the middle of Times Square, it's really quite a sight to behold and even moreso to be in and therefore FEEL. I mean, the energy and positivity that was radiating from each participant was so apparent. Even if you're not a particularly "feeling" centric person, the upliftment and aesthetic marvelousness was captivating. 

In many cultures, the summer solstice or the welcoming of the summer season has been celebrated and has served as an indicator of the renewal of the mind, the body and the spirit. An energizer, an activation for creative expression and a rebirth. 


The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of non-stop work! Building a brand through this medium (Photography & Art) is really a feat. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve always loved aesthetics, decor, ambiance and beauty in general. I just love to create.

My Marilyn said to me just yesterday, that I create “Emotional Landscapes” through my photography, which I thought was brilliant. It’s so easy to become fixated on the outcome, on bringing your dreams and visions to fruition. Researching. Editing. Revamping. Adjusting. It’s a lot. I am a STRONG believer in the practice of daily gratitude & I’ve been sensing a gentle “nudge” inside of me, to be still, enjoy the process and thank God for my gift — regardless of where it takes me. 

So, recently, this “nudge” came in the form of a reminder when I received a request from the good people on the board of the NYC Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to donate my work to be auctioned at their 30th Annual Gala on April 30, 2015. These wonderful people work at institutions across New York City and provide impeccable care to patients and caregivers diagnosed with cancer everyday. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity and I’m so grateful. I hope they love it!

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