By DAVID BORAKS
The Davidson Village Green has seen just about every kind of gathering in recent years, from candle-light vigils and concerts to a bass-fishing tournament weigh-in and even a Guinness world record paddle-ball gathering. Get ready to add one more unique event: Yoga on the Green.
Organizers of the free yoga and music festival are hoping to lure yoga fans of all ages and levels to an open class on the Green this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5-8 p.m. The event, organized by The Bindu yoga studio in Cornelius, will be collecting cash for Davidson Farmer’s Market.
Bindu owner Kelley Gardner leads the all-levels yoga lesson from 5-6, then local band Billy Jones & The Pocket will play until 8 p.m.
Ms. Gardner said she hopes the event can raise $2,000 for the market and help spread the word about yoga. “This came out of a desire to create an outdoor yoga event, just for fun,” Ms. Gardner told us.
As of Friday, more than 100 people had signed up on a special Facebook page for the event. Ms. Gardner invited people to bring their mats, their kids, and said, “Even if you haven’t signed up, show up.”
Yoga on the Green will be a public demonstration of a health practice that has found followers throughout the Lake Norman area. “I think the interest level in yoga has grown as people are hearing their friends talk about how they simply feel good,” said Ms. Gardner, who has been practicing yoga since 1989 and is a certified instructor of Anusara yoga, a modern form of the ancient practice.
She says yoga makes your body strong, and spine supple. “The word is out,” she says. “It’ makes a positive difference in people’s lives.”
WANT TO GO?
If you have a yoga mat, bring it over to the Village Green, at North Main Street and Concord Road, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Registration and information about donating to the Davidson Farmer’s Market are available at www.thebindu.com You also can visit the Davidson Farmer’s Market at www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. The market runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon next to Town Hall, 216 S. Main St.