More than 66 million girls around the world aren’t in school, simply because they were born a girl.
And you know what? This has a ripple affect. In parts of Uganda and Sierre Leone:
• 44% of girls are forced into marriage before they turn 18
• Teenage pregnancy is the most common reason fro dropping out of school because of unprotected sex, sexual assault or forced sexual labour as means of survival
• More than 70% of people earn less than $2 a day and prioritise the education of their boy children
But when a girl is educated, everything changes!
• Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children
• For every year a girl stays in school, her income will increase by at least 10-20%
• Each extra year of a mother’s education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5% to 10%
• Educated mothers pass on their education and are more than twice as likely to send their children to school
Join us at the studio for this fundraiser event including meditation, gentle yoga (beginners are welcome) and awareness-raising, and DO IT IN A DRESS!
One Girl is a not-for-profit organisation who are on a mission to educate one million girls across Africa. A One Girl scholarship costs $300 and provides a girl in Africa with everything she needs for school. Books, bag, uniform, school fees, shoes – you name it! – all the way through to their graduation.
With the leadership and support of One Girl ambassador and regular yogi at The Collective Georgia Dehring, help us raise the much-needed funds for this wonderful cause!!
We will also have dresses available at the studio for you to borrow on the day if you don’t have one (that includes you boys!)
To learn more about Georgia and her mission, visit here!
See you on the mat.
Ahimsa is the first of the of five Yamas, which are the ethical, moral and societal guidelines for yogis. It’s a sanskrit word meaning to not cause harm or violence to yourself, to others, and animals in thoughts or action. “Perhaps a more accurate way of translating ahimsa is as “kindness” or ‘love”, which could be considered the epitome of not harming; through yoga we cultivate the capacity to not harm others by offering kindness.” ~ Richard Freeman
In this Yin Zone we will explore and practice the art of loving kindness to our selves and others. Through metta (loving kindness) meditation, nurturing Yin poses, contemplations on how we can incorporate the practice of ahimsa into our lives and a nourishing relaxation.
Join Lou Rubie for this 2 hour Yin Zone session and cultivate loving kindness inwards and outwards.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga, as with all yoga, is a practice to enhance the health of our body and our mind, as well as working toward connecting each to the other. The postures in Yin are primarily floor based poses that are held for longer periods of time. Once a posture has been set up, finding stillness in a pose is a core element to Yin. Yin may be more sedentary in nature but this can be deceptive in terms of the physical, mental and emotional challenges it provides.
Love your Ashtanga Yoga practice, but don’t know the entire Primary Sequence?
Join Mardi Bell (senior Ashtanga teacher) and be guided through the full sequence of asanas from standing to seated to finishing in this led class. Each posture will be taught to you with instruction of correct alignment and modifications.
This class is open to newbies to Ashtanga and long time veterans of the practice.
Learn the correct sequence, breathing technique (pranayama), gaze (dristi) and lock (bandha).
The Ashtanga system is dynamic, and synchronises the breath with movement to produce an internal heat, which is designed to purify your body, mind and spirit.
In the words of K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s founding father, “Practice and all is coming!”
See you on the mat!
You are naturally accelerated on a full moon. You are at your highest energy level.
The secretions in your body will be at their maximum. We invite you to come together this full moon on October 6th from 6.30-8.00pm.
With the guidance and support of teacher Rut Frohlich, you will practice Kundalini Yoga and meditation techniques to use the full moon energy to deeply consolidate your awareness, accelerate your healing and rejuvenation, and strengthen your ability to manifest what you desire.
Join us for this beautiful evening of full moon celebration!No yoga or meditation experience required. Wear comfortable clothing and come as you are.
Book here online. Tickets are $25.
See you on the mat soon!