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Daybreaker

On Wednesday, my friend Becky and I started our day unlike any other. We woke up at 4:30am, and headed to the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea for Daybreaker.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker is a morning movement that’s sweeping across major cities in the U.S. and the world. Its purpose is simple: to provide a positive, uplifting and upbeat start to the workday.

The morning begins with yoga at 6:00am.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

The website didn’t specify, so I told Becky that we probably didn’t need to bring yoga mats. Well… you do. Sorry Becky!

Luckily she thought it was funny, and began referring to our mat-less yoga as “extreme yoga!”

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Wondering where we are in the crowd? Well, we weren’t in the crowd!

We were doing yoga onstage.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

There we are on the right! Follow us guys, we’ve got this!

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Sara Wass

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

You know how much I love yoga, so it was a wonderful start to the day.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

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Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

After a one-hour yoga class, things start to really pick up at Daybreaker.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

The morning continues with a two-hour dance party, which let’s be honest is pretty much how every day should start!

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

There was literally never a dull moment at Daybreaker. There were fun surprises throughout the morning, like when all of a sudden the crowd parted and there were musicians jamming to the music!

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

And then there were vegetables onstage, because why not?!

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

There were also tap dancers, acrobats, jugglers, this guy with the fan, and other awesome performances!

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Yep, Daybreaker is amazing.

Daybreaker - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

I know it’s an early start, but I highly recommend that every New Yorker try Daybreaker at least once. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget!

To stay updated on the next Daybreaker event, click here.

Want to see more? This video perfectly captures the spirit of Daybreaker!

Trust me. You’ll love it.

~A

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