Small World Yoga Attempts to Host “World’s Largest Online Yoga Lesson” on International Day of Yoga

June 17, 2020 | Nashville, TN – Nashville nonprofit Small World Yoga announced today that it will be celebrating International Day of Yoga on Sunday, June 21 by attempting to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ of “largest online yoga lesson” and “most people performing the tree pose (yoga) simultaneously online.”

Yogis of all experience levels will be able to attend this free virtual event courtesy of Microsoft Teams. The afternoon will be one of community and connection with yogis from all over the country and world participating. Nationally renowned yoga instructors Bethany Lyons of Lyons Den Power Yoga (New York), Sean Silvera of Baptiste Power Yoga San Francisco, and Catherine Njeri and Patrick Kiragu of Africa Yoga Project (Nairobi, Kenya).

Location: Microsoft Teams:

CostFree all attendees with voluntary donations benefiting Small World Yoga

Schedule of Events:

3:30 to 4:00 PM CST – Welcome, meditation, and introductions

4:00 to 5:00 PM CST – Yoga Practice for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt

5:00 to 6:00 PM CST – Tree Pose Challenge in an attempt to break a second GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, MoveFit Dance Party, and closing remarks

“This organization meets multiple critical needs not only in our Nashville community but also for our nation and others around the globe,” Small World Yoga executive director and founder, Liz Veyhl, said. “It is our mission and motivation to give people of all backgrounds access and the opportunity to positively impact and create changes in their own life or mental and physical well-being.”

Any donations collected during the event will go directly to Small World Yoga. Serving an average of 2,000 students per month, Small World Yoga has over 140 certified teachers helping to increase access to yoga’s physical and mental benefits. Classes are offered in more than 100 outreach locations throughout Middle Tennessee, including low-income neighborhoods, homeless families, correctional facilities, cancer patients and caregivers, women in recovery from domestic violence or drug & alcohol abuse, and many more underserved populations.

For more information on Small World Yoga, the International Day of Yoga celebration, or ways to donate, visit


About Small World Yoga

Small World Yoga is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and accessibility to yoga. Small World Yoga’s mission is to inspire growth, connection, and possibility by increasing access to yoga. The organization connects yoga teachers to areas of the Nashville community that have limited access to yoga. Currently, Small World Yoga is sharing yoga in over 100 locations throughout Nashville, including children and adults in low-income neighborhoods, homeless families, cancer patients and caregivers, women in recovery from domestic violence or drug & alcohol abuse, and many more underserved populations. More information is available at

NFM Staff
Author: NFM Staff

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