Yoga takes over the Big House

Dawn Needham
The Detroit News
Daniel Bachelis lifts Erica Johnson before the start of Yoga at the Big House Saturday morning. The Ann Arbor residents were among nearly 2,000 yogis who practiced on the football field Saturday morning in Ann Arbor.

A sense of community, not competition, filled Michigan Stadium Saturday morning.

The field was full and the seats were empty, but football wasn't the main event. Yoga was.

Approximately 2,000 yogis took the field to connect and practice from end zone to end zone for Yoga at the Big House.

The session was led by Kacee Must, owner of Citizen Yoga studios in Royal Oak and Detroit.

"This is about connection and it's about giving," Must told the crowd. "Giving not just to ourselves in our practice, but really about giving to one another, and if we're not giving, then it's not yoga."

The first-of-its-kind event was organized by The Yoga Movement, an organization created to promote yoga to a wide audience, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Police Athletic League.

Approximately 2,000 people practiced yoga at Michigan Stadium Saturday morning.

dneedham@detroitnews.com