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Fundraising for La Maison Rose in Dakar, Senegal

As you may know I’ll be going to Dakar (Senegal) in May and will teach a guest yoga class in Prism Yoga of Mina Fuhr on 11 May.

Mina as well as Catherine from Shala Dakar spoke to me about another yoga teaching opportunity in La Maison Rose, a shelter for women and children. In Catherine’s words:
We run a weekly class at La Maison Rose, a home which looks after and supports young women, adolescents and children who are survivors of violence and in vulnerable life situations to rebuild their lives. If you want to help or find out more information about their work, please go to the following websites: http://www.lamaisonrose.org and http://www.unies-vers-elles.com.”

Teaching yoga is one thing, but the ladies are also in need of (summer) clothes for both women and children. I’ll plan to bring one suitcase especially designated for that purpose. So if you have any clean and decent clothes to give, please get in touch before 4 May 2016, I know timing is SHORT, but I’m sure it’ll work !

I would also like to make a donation to this charity, so if you would like to contribute financially too, please let me know. I’ll personally hand over the money to the director of La Maison Rose in Dakar.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Courtesy of Shala Dakar:  www.shaladakar.org/outreach-classes.html

 

 

 


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2015 Brussels Yoga Mala : 108 Sun Salutations for charity

Om dear yogin,

yoga mala 2015Have you registered for the 2015 Brussels Yoga Mala yet?

Do (1 or more, up to ) 108 sun salutations to celebrate summer and raise funds for charity, on 13 June 2015 at the Autoworld Museum (Cinquantenaire). We’ll be a (hopefully) huge group of Brussels’ yogins creating beautiful energy for a local charity.

This year the donations will go to local charity “Serve the City Brussels“.

To register, follow these 2 simple steps:

  1. Pay your entrance fee to the autoworld (€2) + a minimum donation of €10 to this bank account: BE85 0357 3874 8506
  2. Send an email to Brussels Yoga Mala with your name and contact details.
    1. You will receive a confirmation by email.


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Brussels Yoga Mala 2014 – 108 Sun Salutations

The next Brussels Yoga Mala takes place on Sunday 17 June 2018, more info here.

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Since a couple of years, a bunch of very motivated yogins here in Brussels organize the Yoga Mala on the Summer Solstice. The participants each donate some money and all the proceeds go to a charity. Why 108 ? Good question, Shiva Rea has written a beautiful article about it, read it here.

So please join us on Sunday morning, 22 June 2014, as the Yoga community comes together for the fifth time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for the local Belgian charity Restos du Coeur.

As we welcome the Summer 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 Namaskaara (Sun Salutations).

Sun Salutations_Sivananda YogaThe 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 in parallel with the Mala, and other fun activities. Tea and biscuits for after!

You can make a difference, so come and make it happen!

Practical infomation
Date: Sunday 22 June 2014
Time: 10h30 until approximately 12h00
Venue: Autoworld Museum Mezzanine, Cinquantenaire Park
Cost: EUR 2 Museum entrance fee, plus a donation for charity. The suggested donation is at least EUR 10, but we appeal to everyone to give what they can.
What to bring: yoga mat, bottle of water, open heart and lots of energy!

To register please send an email with your name and contact details and pay your entrance fee & donation into this bank account: 035-7387485-06 (IBAN: BE85 0357 3874 8506). Upon payment you will receive a registration confirmation by email.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help either on the day or in preparations please let us know via that email address as well !

“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


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Participate in World Yoga Day 2013

WYD-logo+words_200x100(72dpi)Dear yogis, I’m very happy & excited to announce that the wonderful La Sagesse Intérieure studio is available & offers the studio rent free in order to participate in World Yoga Day 2013: 24 February from 11AM-1PM ! It’ll be a full hatha yoga class, with meditation & chanting.

The yoga class, which is on a donation basis. Give whatever you can spare, all proceeds go to the NGO FIAN International, the chosen charity for this event.

It would be wonderful if we could share a potluck lunch after the class, so feel free to bring a snack or dish of your choice, make it a yogi one so we stay in the spirit of yoga (vegetarian).

There’s space for 12 students in the class, maybe 14 if we squeeze our mats close together. So kindly register beforehand via e-mail and/ or Facebook. If you live in 1000 Brussels, you can also join the charity class in Sampoorna Yoga Studio.

Looking forward to welcoming you on Sunday 24 February, please be there at least 5 minutes before the start of the class.