11 July: Yoga Day for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal

flags (2)On Saturday 11 July 2015 we are hosting a day of Yoga (and food) in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The day will include three Yoga classes and the opportunity to sample the traditional Nepali meal “Dal Bhat” (rice, lentils and vegetables). In addition we will have a chai tea van, a cake stall, plant stall and raffle.

Contributions in the form of cakes, plants, raffle prizes and offers of help on the day are all welcome as well as donations via our Justgiving page.

Since space is limited we are requesting that all Yoga sessions are booked in advance using the RSVP form.

Schedule

You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. You do not need to join us for Yoga to benefit from the food but please use the RSVP form to book your meal so we know how much to cook!

  • 9.30-11.00am Yoga (Surya Namasakara variations)
  • 11.00-1.00pm Lunch (Dal Bhat)
  • 2.00-4.00pm Family Yoga and Kids Meal
  • 5.00-6.30pm Yoga
  • 6.30-7.30pm Evening Meal (Dal Bhat)

RSVP

Our Nepal Story

Henry, Rowan and I spent three months in Nepal in 2012. Henry’s cousin and her family were living in Kathmandu at the time and we benefited from their hospitality and local knowledge before heading off to find a quiet place to settle down for a few months and live a simple life. We traveled from Kathmandu to Pokhara and found accommodation in a small, round room with its own kitchen on the top of a guest house called Green Peace. Arriving in January it was out of season (ie COLD) in Pokhara so our abode by the lake was quiet and contemplative and it was during this time that we laid many of the plans that have allowed our home and business to grow and to thrive.

We watched as the people around us went to painstaking lengths to improve their own lives – battling the cold weather, lack of resources and immense challenges of living in one of the most spectacular but unpredictable landscapes of the world. We have put together a little photo diary to share some of our experiences of living and traveling in Nepal (see above) but my over-riding feeling as I look back now at that time is just how much HARD WORK it is for the people of Nepal to get through each day and how much hard work must go into building their homes, businesses and livelihoods. It was actually very inspiring! But to have it all destroyed must be so completely heart-breaking. Our hearts go out to all those who have lost their families, friends, homes, jobs, businesses – in some cases their whole village – people whose already unimaginable difficult lives have been turned upside down and inside out.

Please join us on Saturday 11 July to hold in our thoughts the incredible people of Nepal and collect some pennies to help them rebuild their homes and their country.

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