Sting: Yoga bearer
Yours truly, as well as Satya
editor Catherine Clyne, current staffer Mo Wyse, Lawrence Carter-Long
, writer Mia MacDonald
, and former Lanternite Anne Sullivan, found ourselves among some bold-face names yesterday at the launch party for the newly reconstituted Jivamukti Yoga Center
, now located only a few asanas away from Lantern's offices on Broadway between 13th and 14th streets.
Long-time yogi Sting
was there with his partner, fellow activist Trudi Styler, as was Julia Butterfly Hill
. Also present was Ingrid Newkirk
, vegan hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons
and his on-again-off-again wife Kimora Lee, Karen Dawn of Dawnwatch
, Dan Piraro
and Ashley Lou Smith, and our very own Mark Whitwell
. Also spotted among the crowd were actors Matthew Modine and Elizabeth Barkley, writer Jack Kornfield
, and Asha Puthli
, probably the foremost exponent of Indian song today.
En-chanting entertainment was provided by mantra rock stars Krishna Das
and Michael Franti
. Sharon Gannon and David Life
, the co-founders of Jivamukti, and authors of a book
that Lantern distributes, also introduced folks to Dharma Mittra
, who performed yoga to the adoring crowd. Jivamukti Yoga Center now has a vegan juice and snack bar run by Matthew Kenney
, founder of Pure Food and Wine, and more accommodating space for you to stretch and hang. It's the perfect place to call Om.