By Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

CLEVELAND, Ohio —Believe in CLE is a yoga movement that began with the question "what if," which later turned into a reality.

On Friday, thousands of people gathered on the grass lawn of Mall B, 300 Lakeside Ave., to join the movement of celebrating everything Cleveland. The setting showcased the beauty and growth of the city and the yogis represented the power of community.  

The Main Event: Believe in CLE

The 411: The popular gathering partnered with Land Studio and the "AHA! Festival of Lights" to welcome guests of the International Gay Games 9. The event began with a speech from Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba. Then, instructors Adam Tilocco and Tammy Lyons lead the 75-minute vinyasa yoga practice. Music was provided by DJ Rimon and local food trucks surrounded the area.