Downward dog inside a New York cathedral

A lone woman practices yoga in a cathedral

LOCATION: CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE, NEW YORK

Anyone can join her class virtually

The 60-minute class helps New Yorkers

overcome their cramped confines

NAME: MIA MICHELSON-BARTLETT, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

"The core of yoga, it's about just taking a pause and practicing that mindfulness and really turning the attention on to whatever we can to sort of quiet the outside noise and the noise and distraction that happens just in our own minds."

DATE TAG: APRIL 2020

The church was previously used for a very different purpose

"This time last year, they were actually converting the cathedral into a field hospital as an extension of Mount Sinai, which has an outpost right next door. And so they were bringing in equipment and hospital beds, medical practitioners, volunteers."

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

is the sixth largest church in the world