salutation nation 2010 – take your mat outside

Looking for Salutation Nation 2011 info? Visit to RSVP to your local event.

Bryant Park Yoga

Imagine rolling out your yoga mat in a nearby field, beach, or park and beginning to flow through sun salutations led by your community's most inspiring instructors. As you move into your third downward dog of the morning, you suddenly feel the energy of thousands of bodies moving and breathing with you. Your breath deepens, your body lengthens, and your mind calms, feeding off the palpable energy surrounding you. A gentle breeze cools your shoulders and the corners of your mouth turn up as you smile to greet the mid-morning sun.

Outdoor Yoga in Roosevelt Field

Whether you have rolled out a yoga mat once or a thousand times, you can relate to the peaceful, grounded, and just plain happy emotions yoga evokes. If you have ever been in a single yoga posture, you understand the intense connection yoga facilitates between mind, body, and breath. If you have been to a yoga class, you have a sense of the kind of connections a yoga practice can foster within and between yoga communities.

Minneapolis Yoga

On August 7th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM, Salutation Nation will elevate this connection to another level as thousands of people across North America take their asana practice outside for a complimentary class to move, breathe, and connect with other like-minded people in their communities. Across the continent, mats will roll out onto grass, sand, and pavement as part of this incredible outdoor yoga experience grounded in community, elevating connections. We invite people of all different backgrounds, ages, and athletic abilities to spend one hour together with friends, teachers, neighbors, and perfect strangers connecting, being present, and most importantly having fun!

Banff outdoor yoga

Salutation Nation is not a revolution. We are not out to change the world in one hour. If one person laughs; if two people meet for the first time; if a group of friends starts a Saturday morning bonding on their mats before breakfast, Salutation Nation will be a success. Whether you have a daily practice or have never practiced at all, everybody and every body can do yoga! What better way to celebrate this fact than to take your asana outside on August 7th and do some yoga with a few thousand people across the continent?

Yoga Adjustments Bryant Park

Want to get your downdog on with your neighbors? Check out our Salutation Nation Facebook event page fto RSVP and get your asana outside! Namaste.

Here is a list of all the locations and stores participating near you (Please note not all lululemon locations will be hosting a Salutation Nation yoga class, and this list will be updated as we receive more locations):

United States

Birmingham, AL

Armory Park, Tucson, AZ

Biltmore Lawn (in front of store), Phoenix, AZ

British Columbia:
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver (Canada)

The Commons (Grassy area), Calabasas, CA

Fashion Island Mall (on grass outside of store), Newport, CA

Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach, CA

Irvine Spectrum at the Carousel, Irvine CA

Lafayette Reservoir, Walnut Creek, CA

The Marina Green in San Francisco, CA

Moonlight Beach, Carlsbad, CA

NTC Liberty Station South Promenade lawn, San Diego, CA

Palo Alto, CA

Park at Montage Resort, Laguna Beach, CA

Willard Park, Berkley, CA

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT

East Rock Summit, New Haven, CT

Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT

District of Columbia (Washingtion):
The Ellipse at the White House, Washington, DC

Bay Front, Miami, FL

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, FL

Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL

Kelsey Park, Lake Park, FL

Lake Eola Park, Orlando, FL

Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton, FL

Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Glover Park, Marietta Square, GA

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA

Capital Park, Boise, ID

The lawn in front of the Showroom

Maine State Pier, Portland, ME

The Esplanade, Boston, MA

Lake Calhoun, where Xerxes meets lake, Minneapolis

Loose Park just east of the Rose Garden
Hosted by the Kansas City Showroom

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO

Parc Mont-Royal, Pointe-Claire, QC

Springs Preserve National Park, Las Vegas, NV

New Mexico:
Tiguex Park, Albuquerque, NM

New Jersey:
The Beach at 3rd Avenue, Asbury Park,NJ

The Green in Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

Van Neste Square, Ridgewood, NJ

New York:
Bryant Park, New York, NY

Cobbs Hill Park, Rochester, NY

Eisenhower Park on Pear Field, Garden City, NY

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY

Monroe Woodbury Middle School Field, Woodbury, NY

North Carolina:
Doris Duke Center Lawn at Duke University, Durham, NC

Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Halyburton Park Shelter 2, Wilmington, NC

Nova Scotia:
Halifax Commons, Nova Scotia, Halifax

Revolution Fitness Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by the Cincinnati Showroom

"The Oval" at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Bridgeport Village, Tigard, OR

Thornhill Green Park, Thornhill, ON, Canada

The Piazza at Schmidt's, Philadelphia, PA

Tunnel Park at SouthSide Works, Pittsburgh, PA

AT&T Performing Arts Center - Sammons Park, Dallas, TX

Festival Beach, Austin, TX

Houston, TX

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston's South Lawn

Olmos Basin Park, San Antonio, TX

Sundance Square Fort Worth, TX

Woodlands, TX

City Park, Park City, UT

North Beach, Burlington, VT

Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA


Riverwalk, Milwaukee, WI

This post was written by Joanna Asher, a keyleader from our Roosevelt Field, Garden City store in New York.

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Although an interesting event, I find it sad that a company, originally Canadian, only has one Canadian store listed as hosting. It is an unfortunate way of representing “all” of the continent.

Comment by Jessica — July 14, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

Montreal is hosting one too!!!

Comment by Amanda — July 14, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

Although it’s not posted here, my local lululemon store in Montreal
is hosting an event…so maybe there are more Canadian stores that just haven’t posted yet. Hope this helps!

Comment by Lauren — July 14, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

Is there any place in Puerto Rico?

Comment by James White — July 15, 2010 @ 6:35 am

Hey James,

All of the Salutation Nation spots are set up through our stores and as we don’t have one in Puerto Rico, we don’t have a location set up for there.

Comment by Jenna — July 16, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

You can find ALL the info for MONTREAL’s Salutation Nation Event on Facebook. Here is the link:

It will be taking place at Parc Mont-Royal on Saturday, August 7th from 9-10am! All four Montreal stores are involved and there will even be buses bringing people from the West Island to and from the location for FREE (from the Fairview Mall parking lot). Just bring your mat! ;)

Comment by Amanda Weil — July 16, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

halifax is having one from 9-10 am at the commons.. come one and all–Namaste

Comment by amanda — July 19, 2010 @ 10:09 am

lululemon athletica Promenade’s SALUTATION NATION will take place at Thornhill Green Park located at 19 Beverley Glen Blvd, off Bathurst St., north of Centre, at Disera Dr. on Saturday, August 7th from 9 am – 10 am! It’s FREE, all are welcome…byom (bring your own mat!)

Comment by Georgia Liebold — July 26, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

Is London Masonville hosting one?

Comment by Sarina — July 27, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

Hi Sarina! I haven’t seen them on the list, but feel free to contact them and let them know you’d like to participate. Here’s their Facebook page:

Comment by Laura M — July 28, 2010 @ 11:07 am

Come on Canada – represent!! There are teachers in every city and near every store who would LOVE to lead these for everyone to enjoy the Saultation Nation Day!! :) If they are happening, post the details!!!

Comment by Shareen — July 31, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

I’m disappointed..there is no listing for Oklahoma!

Comment by Heather — August 3, 2010 @ 7:13 am

how is it possible that not a single city in Colorado made the list?! please come to boulder!

Comment by mary — August 3, 2010 @ 8:14 am

We have a lululemon in Naperville, IL but it’s not on this list – is there not an event there?

Comment by Julia — August 3, 2010 @ 8:27 am

Why no Colorado?? I’d have loved to take part!

Comment by Vicky — August 3, 2010 @ 8:43 am

Pretty sad to see Michigan isn’t on this list! I would have loved to partake in this!

Comment by Katie — August 3, 2010 @ 8:54 am

I wish the Northbrook, IL store would participate in this!

Comment by marcey — August 3, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

Bummer there isn’t one near Reno NV, I would love to be a part of it.

Comment by Jen — August 3, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

Not one in Washington…would have liked to have gone

Comment by grace — August 4, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

lululemon on 6th and lamar in Austin, TX is participating as well at Festival Beach!

Comment by Lindsay Jenkins — August 5, 2010 @ 5:49 am

Hey Grace, we just found out the there will be one in Washington in Seattle at Volunteer Park!

Comment by Whitney — August 5, 2010 @ 8:15 am

We are having one in Peace River, Alberta Canada even though we do not have a Lulu store here! Yay!

Comment by Vanessa — August 5, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

The best things of this event which I want to admire is that they are too much devoted towards their Yoga practice and all doing well.

Comment by Yoga New York City — September 16, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

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