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Yoga enthusiasts celebrate solstice in Times Square

STORY: "It's so much fun," said Tanisha Crichlow, who came to practice with her aunt. "It's really great to just do something so peaceful with a bunch of people that you don't know. It's really, really fun. It's a great time."

"Yoga has become part of my life, and I've always done stretching exercises, but today's the summer solstice, so it's the longest day of the year, and I love New York, and I love yoga, and it's fantastic to be here," said Gys De Villers.

It was the event's 20th anniversary.

In 2003, yoga instructor Douglass Stewart, his student, and Times Square Alliance president, Tim Tompkins, did the first class at sunrise at the Crossroads of the World.

With seven classes on the schedule, participants could choose from a variety of teachers and styles.