Yogis bear feet for charity world record attempt at Kensington Olympia show


At least 300 participants will perform headstands at the same time.


By Charlotte Goodwin, Rachel Hur, James Sherrard and Oliver Todd

Over 300 yoga fans are aiming to break a world record for charity by performing headstands at Olympia next month.

The 600 Feet in the Air attempt, taking place at the 10th annual OM Yoga Show, will see at least 300 yogis attempting ‘the king of all poses’ alongside each other.

Keith Coomber, organiser of the October 26 event, hopes it will raise at least £3,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

“We chose the BHF as our charity because of the work they do to raise awareness of living a healthy lifestyle,” Mr Coomber said.

“Yoga fits so well into the BHF’s ethos and is something that everyone can do.”

With 700 toes already confirmed, organisers are confident of reaching the £3,000 fundraising target.

The current record for headstand mass-participation of 265 people was set five years ago at a gym festival in Switzerland.

Mr Coomber added: “It is going to be quite a spectacle. It sounds like a simple challenge, but coordinating the ‘lift off’ is going to be interesting.”

Among the 200 exhibits at the OM Yoga Show includes Doga, a yoga style which allows canines to roam freely while their owners carry out yoga moves.

The new exercise technique was catapulted to fame this year after appearing on Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea.

A fun environment will also be set up with the chance to experience Laughter Yoga where a group of strangers meet with a ‘laugh leader’ to unleash their funny side.

There is also an opportunity for young ones to get involved in a special children’s area where kids can try out different yoga based activities.

Tickets for the OM Yoga Show across October 26, 27 and 28 are available at and include entry to the Mind Body Soul Experience.

To register for the record attempt visit Participants must raise at least £10 towards the British Heart Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Neeta Lind, with thanks.

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