Outdoor Mega-Yoga Event to be Held on Summer Solstice in White Plains

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On Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 pm, on Court Street in the center of White Plains, the Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) will hold Get On Your Mat For Mental Health, the first ever outdoor mega yoga event in Westchester County and everyone is invited. Partnerships with over 60 yoga studios, health clubs, hospitals, media companies and a slew of local businesses have been forged. All have connected over the simple idea that we can take care of ourselves better, physically and emotionally, and yoga can help. A spirit of cooperation and collaboration has marked the event from its inception. White Plains mayor, Thomas Roche, an early supporter, will be a special guest at the event.  Celebrity yoga teacher and White Plains native, Gwen Lawrence, will be leading the one hour class. Gwen is a yoga teacher to the New York Giants, Yankees and Knicks and well known for teaching sports-specific yoga. Live music will be by the Brooklyn-based band, House of Waters. All ages and levels of yoga experience are welcome.  Pre-registration ($10) is encouraged (at www.mhawestchester.org). The first 500 to register will receive a free yoga mat and gift bag. Rain date is June 27.  For information on critical mental health issues and MHA services visit www.mhawestchester.org or MHA on Facebook and Twitter.