As of last night, GLBL YOGA has decided to cancel their gigantic August 16th entertainment yoga event in Central Park. This on the same day our most recent critique of the event went up and was gaining all that frightening (for us) traction. Not saying there was a direct connection, but…you know…. You never really know….
From the site:
Unfortunately, we have decided to postpone the GLBL YOGA event scheduled for August 16, 2012 in New York.
The mission and the overall concept of GLBL YOGA were embraced with great excitement and enthusiasm. However, our experiment with crowd-funding the event did not meet our ambitious expectations. As a result, we’re going to take some time to rethink our strategy and model, and we will return with renewed purpose in the summer of 2013.
We deeply believe that GLBL YOGA can be a tremendous catalyst, using the power of yoga to foster unity and community around the world. We’re grateful for your support, and we look forward to seeing you next summer.
In the meantime, we will be providing a full refund to all donors. Thank you and namaste.
So, still with four days and $660,000 to go, the plug has been pulled, and along with it, all the negative comments on the site.
Something to consider when thinking about future events: Happenings and events of any significance usually have a large element of anarchistic chaos to them. Don’t make it so precious. It’s a party. We LOVE parties.
Let the yoga just happen among the chaos.
Also, stop using the word “community” as if it’s something you’re going to help create. People do that much better on their own.