Yoga Event to Honor 9/11 Victims

photo: Wari Om for YJ Events

photo: Wari Om for YJ Events

The date Sept. 11 will forever be imprinted in the minds of Americans, and particularly for New Yorkers who experienced the tragedy firsthand, or lost family members and friends to it. "An Evening of Peace, Hope and Remembrance," a large-scale public yoga class, is intended to help continue the healing, honor the victims, and raise money for Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and other support services to American service members and their families.

The class will take place on Sept. 10, 6:30pm, at Elevated Acre in downtown Manhattan by the new Freedom Tower (also known as One World Trade Center), which was created to replace Twin Towers that fell in 2001. At 1,776 feet (symbolic of the year of The Declaration of Independence was signed), it’s the tallest building in New York City.

The class will be led by Denise Olsen, a nurse and yoga teacher whose firefighter husband died on 9/11. Olsen also teaches yoga for the Military Wellness Program at Holliswood Hospital and the Family Reintegration Program funded by Hope For The Warriors.

The class costs $30, and you'll need to bring your own mat.