This Labor Day marks DFW Free Day of Yoga across the entire metroplex, and yoga studios in Fort Worth are no exception. Select studios are offering at least one free class of yoga on Monday, September 3, 2012. Search the schedule by your zip code, class experience and preferred time by clicking here. To kick off Fort Worth Free Day of Yoga, there will be a free yoga festival in Burnett Park, Downtown Fort Worth from 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday, September 2nd. This kick-off festival features a free group yoga class with a variety of styles as well as demonstrations, prize drawings and goody bags from Luke's Locker and live music from Bhakti House Band. The month of September was declared by Mayor Betsy Price as Fit Worth, a fitness initiative to get the community involved and in shape. This free yoga festival on Sunday and free DFW Day of Yoga classes on Monday are a great way for people of every age and every fitness level to try yoga, experience a new style of yoga or share the gift of yoga with family and friends.
Next week, Fort Worth will also have a yoga leader and entrepreneur visiting his new studio, Sumits Hot Yoga located in the Camp Bowie District of Fort Worth to teach classes and hold two workshops. Sumit Banerjee grew up in India, studying yoga with his uncle Bikram Choudhury (creator of Bikram Hot Yoga) and moved to the United States to eventually open up his own studio in which he combines Bikram Hot Yoga with Vinyasa Flow. He has since opened up multiple locations around the U.S. and Fort Worth became his first location in Texas. It's not everyday there is a yoga guru and leader in the community; if you'd like to take one of his classes or sign up for either his meditation workshop on Saturday or alignment workshop on Sunday, Click here. When describing his yoga philosophy, Sumit believes that all yoga styles are good. The distinction is made for people when they find a practice that connects with them. Sumits Yoga is designed to be possible for the beginner, but also provides a flow in which eventually becomes an advanced, moving meditation.