International Day of Yoga: Yoga Vegan Picnic


After the huge success of #Stretch4Syria Yogathon earlier this year, an event which raised close to £3000 for Syrian refugees, Hero Yoga returns, sponsored by Yoga Alliance, with #Stretch4Syria Yoga Picnic!

Hero Yoga have the pleasure in inviting you to join us in celebrating International Day of Yoga.

Saturday June 25th

2:30pm until 5:30pm


Due to the terrible storms this week we are relocating #Stretch4Syria Yoga Picnic indoors! The amazing folk at The Garuda Yoga and Pilates Studio have donated their yoga studio to #Stretch4Syria Yoga Picnic! 

New Location:

The Garuda Yoga and Pilates Studio
26-28 Finchley Road
St. John’s Wood
London NW8 6ES
Book in Advance Tickets by Donation £20

The Garuda Yoga and Pilates Studio is a luxury fitness studio in St John’s Wood offering unique and contemporary services. The studios are light and airy. Its an affordable luxury to do yoga and pilates here.

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#Stretch4Syria Vegan Yoga Picnic is a charity yoga event dedicated to raising money for refugees affected by the Syrian conflict. Syrians are still being forced from their homes and their homeland by the continued conflict and  have been left homeless and bereft from family, friends, the basic human needs: food, water, clothes and shelter.

Your £20 donation is a ticket to join us whilst we lead you through 2 Hours of pranayama, mediation, Yoga Asana and Yoga Nidra, followed by a healthy summertime vegan picnic. Help us raise money to help feed Syrian families.

Please bring a blanket! You will need it to wrap up during the long Yoga Nidra relaxation exercise and it will double up as a great picnic blanket! 

Who will be leading you through the workshop?

Katie Ray 

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Katie Ray is passionate about the effects of meditation and asana practice, and is acutely aware of the impact this practice has on our interactions and relationships to others. Katie has trained in Yoga and Meditation since 2002 and started teaching in 2008. She has a +500hr Yoga teaching accreditation and a recent BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics from the University of London.

Find Katie at:

Beth Win 

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Beth delivers an honest yoga practice, which will cultivate awareness, the motivation to live more authentically, and the courage to take action in shaping this way of being.

Beth Win is the Urban Yoga Monkey.

Find Beth at:

Twitter @urbanyogamonkey

Facebook: UrbanYogaMonkey

Urban Monkey on YouTube

Urban Monkey on instagram

Who is making your food?

Rosie Al-irimi


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, delicious and filling! Come along and try it!

Raw vegan dessert is provided by the very generous Egle of the Paradise Unbakery!

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Where do your donations go?

Hero Yoga have chosen four great charities to donate proceeds to.

Please see  for further info.

These are our chosen charities.

Sponsored by Yoga Alliance International.



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