More people are taking their yoga off the mat and onto the street–Wall Street, that is. Since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Sept. 17, yogis Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra and Michael Franti have joined the masses and lent their voices and celebrity to the cause.
Yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn joined the chorus this morning, leading nearly 200 yogis in a practice of community, solidarity, and change.
“This gathering [on Wall Street] is not about being ‘against’ something or someone. It is about being ‘for’ unity, freedom of speech, and justice,” Seane Corn explained on her Facebook page on Saturday.
Corn founded Off the Mat, Into the World, an organization “that uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and to ignite grass roots social change,” according to the group’s website.
“OTM supports all societies rights to express dissatisfaction and ask for change.
This is what we GET to do and is a right that we should cherish and protect. I am not for the 99% and against the 1%. I am for the 100% getting our shit together and remembering we are ONE.”