Chevy Chase Resident Puts On Inaugural Yoga Ball


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Chevy Chase resident Ajay Bhatt is using his love of yoga as inspiration for a unique type of inaugural ball this weekend. Bhatt came up with the idea for an inaugural yoga ball, in partnership with Off The Mat Into the World and YogaVotes. The event, on Sunday at St. Francis Hall (1340 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC), will include an asana yoga practice with D.C. yogi Faith Hunter, vegetarian meal provided by D.C. Central Kitchen, live music, meditation and Kirtan — the call-and-response spiritual chanting that's growing in popularity. “Yoga practice — on and off the mat — inherently cultivates awareness, compassion and sustainability. These qualities draw us together as a community and lend themselves to healing divisiveness and disengagement," Bhatt said in a press release. "Our goal is to offer the community here in the nation’s capital a chance to set the most positive intention possible for the new term, in hopes for a productive and cooperative future for local and national governments.” Bhatt is hoping for 150 attendees. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and proceeds will go to support Off The Mat Into the World, the nonprofit organization that uses yoga as inspiration for volunteerism and humanitarian projects around the world. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event's ticket website.

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