COMMUNITY YOGA PROJECT
In 2015 following the earthquake that hit Nepal, we all watched as the numbers of injured and dying increased by the day. I had spent a few weeks in Nepal the year before so seeing the images of Durbar Square and Kathmandu Valley felt really surreal and even though it was hundreds of miles away, I couldn't help but want to somehow get involved. I decided to run a charity yoga class where proceeds would be donated to the D.E.C (disaster emergency comitee) to help the relief efforts in Nepal. Only briefly advertised the week before, I was totally overwhelmed to arrive to a room packed full of people, mat-to-mat! The busiest class I had taught at that venue to date, some people were unfortunately turned away as we had run out of mats and space!
The donation that we made as a group, was testiment to the power of community, and it was here that I decided to continue using yoga as a medium for support. I absolutely love being able to use yoga to promote physical and mental wellbeing in our community and feel very humbled to have worked with some very special local's in 2016!
2016 PROJECTS TO DATE!
*One month Yoga Pass - Nominate a friend or family member that you think deserves to win 4 free yoga classes. Winners are announced at the beginning of every month!
*Family Yoga - Take some time out to spend bonding as a family, mums, dads, babies, toddlers & teens all welcome. Sign up to my newsletter for upcoming dates.
*Yoga Retreat - One person comes for FREE in every quaterly yoga retreat that I organise. Spend a whole day learning yogic practises and taking some time out for YOU!
This month Living Yoga will be supporting a local charity. £1 will be donated towards food donations, for every student that attends a class in December. This includes open classes and private sessions! The money collected will go towards helping families / individuals in crisis.
I will be taking our food donation to the Borehamwood Food Bank the week in between Christmas and New Year! If you cannot attend a yoga class but still want to help have a look of other ways you can get involved: