Body-Breath-Mind Classes for Farashe.
Next Saturday morning, August 20th I am offering three classes to raise funds once again for Farashe.
Farashe, which means “butterfly” in Arabic, is a nonprofit and volunteer-based community yoga movement based in the heart of Ramallah. At their yoga center in Ramallah, and through all of their outreach activities in Palestine, Farashe provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals and their families can experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga and other mind-body disciplines, including Pilates and meditation. Farashe also offer workshops and events on nutrition, stress management, and more
Farashe Yoga’s network of teachers are reaching communities throughout the West Bank, bringing yoga and meditation to the communities in which they live and work. They are teaching in schools, hospitals, health clinics, refugee camps, community centers, gyms, and homes. They are teaching a wide range of women and men, including children, highschool students, elderly, cancer survivors, diabetes patients, pregnant women, school teachers, administrators, and other professionals.
More about Farashe:
You can find more information about Farashe on their website:
Also in the following article from the British Guardian Newspaper:
Yoga in Palestine: the search for inner peace amid ongoing conflict
To cope with the mental stress of life under political stalemate, Palestinians are increasingly turning to yoga, in refugee camps, villages and cities … Read More
Body-Breath-Mind Class Times and Venue:
The New Institute, Nenagh, Saturday August 20th.
(We use the upstairs room that looks out on the Abbey car park – Entrance is the red door right beside the main entrance)
10:00 to 11:00: Yoga for Calm – Soft yoga, similar to the weekly 6;30 pm Thursday class
11:00 to 12:00: Guided Meditation, Mindfulness and Relaxation
12:00 to 13:00: Yoga for Sports – Flexibility and Movement, similar to the weekly 8:00 pm Thursday class
If you haven’t done yoga or meditation before, don’t worry. We’ll keep the yoga fun and the guided meditation sits short. If you have your own yoga mat and meditation cushion please bring it along. If you don’t have your own gear, don’t worry. We have plenty of mats to spare so don’t let this stop you from joining in.
Please feel free to come along for all three hours or any one of the classes. If you are pretty sure that you are going to come along for something, please let me know. Just so I have a sense of numbers.
The classes are offered on a donation basis. So whatever you feel happy to give. If you would like to donate to Farashe and not attend a class, you can do so using Farashe’s website. Or if it’s easier for you to get the donation to me, I will add it to the transfer I will be doing after the morning.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
All the best,
PS View the response we received from Farashe after our 2015 fundraiser: Midsummer Yoga for Palestine