More than 200 women, many accompanied
by workmates, daughters and girlfriends, stepped across the sand and to the
water’s edge last Saturday in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records. The crowd, mainly dressed in white,
attempted to set a record for the world’s longest warrior II pose.
The event, to celebrate Honouring
Women Month, started at 9.30am on Seven Mile Beach stretching from Public Beach
down to the Westin a mile away. Organised by the Family Resource Centre’s
programme manager Miriam Foster, Bliss Yoga’s Janelle Kroon and Nicole Wild
Merl of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, the feat was captured on film.
Photographer Heather Holt took
shots of the attempt for posterity on the beach while Patrick Broderick took to
the skies for aerial shots courtesy of Cayman Helicopters. Participants formed
an unbroken line and held the yoga pose for 10 minutes.
“We are in the process of filling
in the paper work for sending off to the Guinness Book of World Records,” Ms
Foster told the Caymanian Weekender. “It was very uplifting to see so many
women turn out and to see several generations of the same family turn out to
support the event. It would be wonderful if we set the record.”
Participant Javana Broad took her
nine-year-old daughter to the event. “I felt it was important for Paris to attend, as, I wanted her to feel
empowered and to feel the connection of women of all ages coming together, as,
one,” she said.