Since 2010, the yoga community in Brussels organizes the Yoga Mala around the Summer Solstice. All participants donate some money and all the proceeds go to a charity. This year the mala will be organised in September, around the Autumn Solstice, on a Saturday morning, 21 September.
Why 108 ? Good question, Shiva Rea has written a beautiful article about it, read it here.
So please join in on Saturday morning, 21 September 2019, as the Yoga community comes together for the 10th time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for charity Bru’Zelle, a local NGO helping to fight period poverty.
As we welcome the Autumn Solstice let us offer our gratitude to life by saluting and honouring the Sun. We will practice a Yoga Mala, a prayer in motion of 108 rounds of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations).
The practice will be a meditative flow, and whether we as individuals are able to do 1 or 108 rounds, the importance lies in our participation and intention – as a collective we will complete the Mala. There will be different teachers leading the rounds of Surya Namaskar, the practice is the Sivananda Hatha Yoga tradition.
Being there together in a spirit of loving-kindness, peace and joy is what it’s all about. And who knows what wonders will come from that…
The event is family-friendly, so children, partners and grandparents are warmly welcome. There will be Yoga for kids & mandala coloring in parallel with the Mala, and other fun activities. Tea and biscuits for after!
You can also make a difference, so come and make it happen together with the Brussels’ yoga community.
Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10h30 until approximately 12h00
Venue: Autoworld Museum Mezzanine, Cinquantenaire Park
Cost: EUR 3 Museum entrance fee, plus a donation for charity. The suggested donation is at least EUR 13 (incl. the entrance fee), but we appeal to everyone to give what they can.
What to bring: yoga mat, bottle of water, open heart and lots of energy!
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- To register please fill out this form and pay your entrance fee & donation into this bank account: IBAN: BE85 0357 3874 8506.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help either on the day or in preparations please let us know via email !
Check out the Sivananda hatha yoga Sun Salutations here:
“O nourishing sun,
Solitary traveller, controller,
Source of life for all creatures, spread your light
And subdue your dazzling splendour
So that I may see your blessed Self.
Even that very Self am I!”
Isha Upanishad 16
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति