Lululemon, Salutation Nation, and ABC News!

Hello friends!

I had a fun night last night — I headed into town to meet up with the lovely yogis at Lululemon Raleigh!


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Lululemon is opening a new store in October in the North Hills area and invited a couple bloggers and local business owners in to chat about ways to engage the community. Obviously Lululemon is a company that wants to sell clothes, but I love that they are so interested in improving the health and happiness of their communities, too. We had some cool ideas for their grand opening party — I’m excited to attend! :)

I arrived at their store a little after 6 for the meeting…


And was surprised to find TV cameras!


Apparently the local Raleigh ABC news team was there filming a promo segment for Salutation Nation, which is next weekend on Saturday, September 10th!


Salutation Nation is an annual, international day of yoga in which people from all over the world gather to do yoga together at the same time, led by local yoga ambassadors. The local Salutation Nation is taking place at 9 a.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park — cool, right? My favorite instructor Lori (the owner of Franklin Street Yoga!) will be teaching, along with some other local favorites.


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I SO wish I could go to Salutation Nation this year, but sadly Matt and I will be out of town for a wedding. You guys should all go and send me photos from your local Salutation Nations! There’s a list of all the locations on their website. I lot of people go as their very first yoga class, too, so don’t be scared! It’s just so fun to go do yoga outside in a huge group. The only other time I’ve done yoga outside was at Yoga on the Mall in DC, and it was really freaking cool. That’s one of my favorite posts on this blog (click on the link to see the hilarious photo of Army guys doing yoga!) :)

ANYWAY! After ABC interviewed Lululemon about the event, we went to the yoga studio next door so they could film us doing yoga!


The yoga studio owner led us in about a 10 minute sun salutation flow while the camera crew went around the room getting shots of all of us in action. I don’t think I’ve ever done a more perfect chaturanga in my life ;) I was so scared I was going to fall over or something and ruin the shot, lol.


I can’t wait til the news story comes out — I hope I make it into the shot! ;) I’ll be sure to share a link to the video next week when the story is aired.

I’m off to class — have a wonderful Friday, friends!

Have you ever attended Salutation Nation before in your area? Or have you ever gone to an outdoor yoga event? I think I need to do yoga outside more often. Especially now that we have such nice fall weather going on!


  1. 1

    What a cool event! Maybe I should find a location near me and try yoga for the first time! :)

  2. 3

    Beautiful store. How exciting for you to be there.

  3. 4

    Woah I’ve never even HEARD of salutation nation! I must find out where this is going on in my city!

  4. 5

    There’s a Salutation Nation near where I live on a beautiful farm! I’m so excited to go to it, and the lululemon near me is so active. I love that they have weekly yoga classes by the waterfront in the summer/fall, and Saturdays, they have a 3 mile run followed by a 45 min yoga class. All for free!

  5. 7

    So cool! I love Lululemon! I wish there was a Salutation Nation near me…I will have to look and see…!

  6. 8

    Looks like you had fun. Great looking store.

  7. 9

    Wow this sounds like a great event! I definetly would want to be part of something like this :)

  8. 10

    Thanks for sharing about Salutation Nation! I am super bummed that nobody is doing it in my area. Outdoor yoga sounds like a blast! Maybe I will just do it on my own.

  9. 12

    I’m going to Salutation Nation this year for the first time, I can’t wait!!

  10. 13

    I love outdoor yoga! I did yoga outside with one of my favorite yoga instructors the morning of my wedding with my closest friends.

    My local lululemon has a Vino and Vinyasa series in the summer where they host an outside free class by the water and it is followed by happy hour!

    And I’m so excited for Salutation Nation next week! I worked during it last year so I’m excited to have it off to go this year. I think it’s so cool that almost every store across the country is having it on the same day!

  11. 14

    I think i might ne going to Salutation Nation this year! other than that I have yet to do outdoor yoga :(

  12. 15

    My oh my those are some babes in that first pic! Wow. love your blog, keep up the great work.

  13. 16

    There’s a yoga “under the stars” session in town at a Japanese Garden. I have no good reason why I’ve never gone. :(

  14. 17

    I’ve always wanted to try outdoor yoga! I know they have it in Boston but I don’t know if it continues into the fall or not, must check that out! How do you like the Lulu yoga?? There’s a store about 20 minutes away from me near where I will be interning this fall…might have to check it out!

  15. 18

    the photos of salutation nation are just amazing! how inspiring. despite practicing 5x/week for the past year-ish, i have never done outdoor yoga… i’m off to look up a location near me!

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