due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until the new year.
Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you next year, Springtime dates TBC!
After the huge success of #Stretch4Syria Yogathon earlier this year, and Stretch4Syria Yoga Picnic, events which raised close to £3500 for Syrian refugees, Hero Yoga returns, sponsored by Yoga Alliance, with #Stretch4Syria Yoga Stars!
Yoga Stars: Yoga and Play Day. Yoga for families and yoga for all!
Saturday December 10th 2016
10:30am until 2:30pm
The Bath House Children’s Community Centre
The Old Warm Baths
76 Shacklewell Lane,
London E8 2EY
#Stretch4Syria Yoga Stars is a charity yoga event dedicated to raising money for displaced children affected by the eviction of the refugee camps. With news of the break up of the Calais camps in which hundreds of young children are living, without their families, and as we draw closer to the bitterly cold months of winter, our concerns are for those who are so vulnerable, homeless and at the mercy of the elements as well as more sinister dangers. We are raising funds to send out to support these children.
This is a unique event designed for parents and their little stars…and for anyone else who would like to do some yoga and have fun! Parents, your £25 donation is a ticket to join us whilst we lead you through mediation, breath work and gentle asana, and a wonderfully calming Yoga Nidra (rest!!) at the end. This class is designed for all levels, so please join us, even if you have never tried yoga before!
Meanwhile your little stars will be enjoying a specially designed (45minute) kids yoga class, including a creative play session and a sleeping tigers relaxation exercise.
Yogis who want to attend without children are welcome! Tickets £18.
After yoga we will come together for an hour of creative activity making christmas decorations! Whilst all this creativity is taking place, we will be preparing your lunch of lovely winter warming soup and bread.
Please bring a blanket! You will need it to wrap up during the Yoga Savasana relaxation exercise!
For the grown ups!
Ale will lead a gentle all levels yoga flow with meditation,and a relaxing yoga nidra (rest) at the end…sounds wonderful!
Ale started practicing meditation to deal with the stresses of working in The City, which led her to discover yoga as a moving meditation. Her classes are fun, focusing on breath, alignment and strength whilst flowing mindfully on the mat to to the sound of great music.
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For your little Stars!
Calming Minds Stretching Bodies Opening Hearts
Siobhan of Calmer Kids Yoga will lead the little ones through a fun but calming sequence of movements, with a sleeping tigers rest period at the end and creative games!
Originally from South Africa Siobhan was fortunate enough to be a part of Yoga Stars International, a social enterprise which sends teachers into schools and communities less fortunate and not exposed to yoga. She held classes for 250 children a week aged 8 months to 12 years and completed a teacher training for children and children with special needs through Yoga4Kids and more recently completed a Yoga Teacher training for Teens with Charlotta Martinus of Teen Yoga. Currently, Siobhan teaches up to 200 children a week in inner city schools in London.
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Who will be making your lunch??
Rosie has been cooking vegetarian food for 30 years in cafes and for her family. A year ago Rosie became vegan, so has been adapting all her classic recipes to fully plant based dishes.
Her food is wholesome, homey and filling! Her soups are especially warming and delicious! Come along and try some!
Vegan Biscuits for decorating and for taking home to hang on your christmas trees are provided by Hero Yoga!
Where do your donations go?
Please see https://hero-yoga.com/charities/ for further info.
These are our chosen charities.
Bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists, painters, carpenters, students and many more, the White Helmets are volunteers from all walks of life. As well as saving lives the White Helmets deliver public services to nearly 7 million people, including reconnecting electrical cables, providing safety information to children and securing buildings. They are the largest civil society organisation operating in areas outside of government control, and their actions provide hope for millions.
Humming Bird Project are a team of volunteers who enter refugee camps to offer a safe space to children living in these incredibly stressful conditions. Art therapy helps children find some time away from their dire situations and be children again. Hero Yoga feel this is really important work. As well as art therapy Humming Bird Project also send volunteers to the refugee camps to help in much needed areas of health care and to help prepare food.
Art + Activism
” The Hummingbird Project started as an art piece. The response was amazing, so it snowballed into positive, direct action. From there the project has raised over £27,000, which has gone directly to helping refugees in the direst of situations, giving shelter, medical attention and hope in Calais and Dunkirk.”
We drive regularly to Calais with an inspiring team of mix skilled volunteers, some nurses, support workers, human rights activists but generally with everyday folk who really care, to set up a food kitchen, offering first aid and fire safety as well as providing donations.’