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Disney Cast Members Around the World Celebrate Yoga Day

Emily Knepple

by , Communications & Graphic Design Professional Intern - Health & Wellness

Today we celebrate International Yoga Day by adding magic to mindfulness in a way only Disney can do!

From yoga in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort to the Halawai lawn of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, cast members are enjoying ways to tap into both their balance, power, and Zen.

Since 2015, countries around the globe have observed this day and the benefits provided by the ancient Indian tradition of yoga, including how the practice embodies a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

From improving heart health and reducing stress to increasing your energy – yoga has benefits for everyone, and those benefits are aligned with The Walt Disney Company’s continued focus on encouraging mental, emotional, and physical wellness for its employees and cast.

Check out the exclusive cast-only events below, where cast members around the world celebrated International Yoga Day!

Walt Disney World Resort

Cast members set the stage for International Yoga Day as they watched the sun rise over Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park, while stretching down Main Street USA. Over 1,700 cast members participated, and they had the chance to take home their very own yoga block.

Disneyland Resort

More than 1,000 Disneyland Resort cast members kicked-off their morning with yoga in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Finding a moment to slow down, breathe and balance with their new yoga block provided as a give-away for this event.

Aulani Resort

Cast members at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii participated in International Yoga Day with a morning session that took place on the Halawai Lawn.

Disneyland Paris

The 30th anniversary celebration continued for Disneyland Paris cast members as they gathered for yoga in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Shanghai Disney Resort

Cast members at Shanghai Disney Resort enjoyed a virtual yoga session to stay focused on balance and health while areas of the park remain closed.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Cast members at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort were invited to get on the mat and move their body as they tuned into a virtual yoga session, live from the Castle of Magical Dreams.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort cast members started off their morning finding peace and balance with yoga at Cinderella’s Castle.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Cast members at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort had fun in the sun with a yoga session taking place at the Westside Soccer Field.

These yoga events shine a light on the many unique experiences we create for our cast members and are a part of a broader commitment to emphasizing the importance of the health and wellness of our community. Be sure to follow the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products team on social media: Instagram: @DisneyParksBlog, Twitter: @DisneyParks, and Facebook: @DisneyParksBlog.

Comments

  • How about a Christian pride day. You celebrate everything else including a “Yoga” day. Why not a Christian day. Oh that’s because you respects everyone’s religion so you want to avoid discrimination. But you celebrate LGBT pride week and don’t care how others feel about that so it really comes down to politics. I’ve been a Disney fan for the past 50 yrs. But no longer. My values are more important than what your selling. Wokeness will be your demise.

  • Mind and body balance so Cast Members can provide the Disney Magic to hundreds of guests a day. Love that Disney offered this! Namaste!

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Emily!