Yes, yes, this weekend was gross—with a capital G. But the unrelenting rain couldn’t keep hundreds of local yogis from the Art Museum on Sunday morning for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s annual fundraiser, Yoga on the Steps. We love the event because it marries all the good parts of a flashmob—hundreds of people doing the same thing, at the same time, in a very, very public location—with a really terrific cause. Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national organization with local routes (it’s HQ’d in Haverford), with a mission to empower and offer support for those directly and indirectly impacted by a breast-cancer diagnoses—we’re talking women and men with the disease, plus their families, caregivers and friends.
Yoga on the Steps started in 2002 here in Philly, conceived of by local yoga instructor (and Be Well Boot Camp presenter) Jennifer Schelter. Now the event has grown to include stops in DC and Denver, too, as a way to raise money and awareness for the cause. Check out our photos from this year’s Philly event below.
All photographs by Sergiy Barchuk