Lovelorn Poet in NYC: Yoga To The People


Patanjali Statue

Yoga To The People
Missed Connections in Manhattan

On Thursday (June 7) on the third floor during the 10am class
I took off this gold necklace.
(ed’s note: the pic had been included in original message)
This was given to me by my grandmother
and is incredibly important to me.
If you saw or know anyone that might have it
or if you have it,
I can offer a large reward
no questions asked.


Lovelorn Poets Her Two Cents IconHer Two Cents
Yoga has been an important part of my life for several years – it’s helped me to get healthy, deal with stress, and learn patience. I love my yoga practice and whether I’m at a studio or working on self-study at home, it’s something I want to do every single day because it makes me happy. Which is why finding this message totally breaks my heart. While I’ve never attended class at Yoga To The People,  I know it’s a community donation studio focused on making the benefits of yoga affordable to everyone. Spreading happiness and good health to anyone who wants it is an awesome thing. It’s sad enough that YTTP is embroiled in a lawsuit brought on by Bikram Choudhury for “stealing” his Bikram’s yoga postures (I wonder what Patanjali, compiler of the yoga sutras in 150 BCE, would say about this?) but then to read this plea, complete with offer of ransom payment, that perhaps students are taking personal belongings from others is just plain wrong. The very first year I started yoga, at a now-defunct studio in Providence, I too lost a ring that had personal significance. The studio looked for it with no results. They posted a sign with no results. Then, two weeks later, I received a call that it had been found. Perhaps it had  scuttled under something, perhaps someone had decided to return it. It didn’t matter – I was just happy to have it come back.