London team aim to raise money for Syrian Refugee Crisis
Everyone knows the benefits of yoga in conditioning the body and helping practitioners find inner harmony, but two London Yoga instructors are looking to turn their passion into pounds as they seek to raise money for the Syrian Refugee Crisis early in the New Year.
On January 10th 2016, trained yoga instructors Sophia Al-irimi (www.asana-yoga.com) and Maysa Marques (www.maysayoga.com) will launch #stretch4syria – a 6 hour Yogathon event for both experienced fans of the discipline as well as complete beginners. Taking place at The Sobell Centre, Hornsey Rd, London N7 7NY, would-be participants are asked to donate a minimum of £15 in order to attend one of the 6 classes, or stay for up to 3 consecutive classes designed for ‘all levels’ that will be on offer during the day.
Maysa Marques says: “As the number of refugees increases, so does the basic human needs of food, water, clothes and shelter. Sophia and I wanted to turn our passion for yoga into something that could raise as much money as possible to help others as well as do themselves some good. ”
Sophia Al-irimi added: “We welcome anyone who is interested in stretching for the cause to sign up and join us at what promises to be a fun event. At £15, the cost of a single yoga class, you can do up to 3 classes of yoga, and you get to support a great cause and help the refugee crises.”
#stretch4syria is part of Hero Yoga, a scheme started by Al-irimi and Marques dedicated to the coordination and production of yoga events, to raise money for established charities and organisations supporting refugee crises, mental health-care and homelessness.
The pair have already managed to get sponsorship for the event; Vita Coco will provide coconut water on the day and Ombar will be supplying yogis with treats to get them through the challenge. Skin and Tonic, a British all natural skin care brand will also be on hand with a selection of their products with yoga mats on loan from Lululemon.
Members of the public interested in taking part should register and book their space by logging on to the Hero Yoga website www.hero-yoga.com. They can also follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #stretch4syria.
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