Yoga teachers banding together to aid Nepal, Syrian refugees

A group of yoga teachers is getting together on Sunday, Oct. 25 to offer a yoga session that will help raise money for international aid.

A group of yoga teachers is getting together on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Hub in Cowichan Station to offer a yoga session that will help raise money for international aid.

The Forest Yogini Collective is offering a class suitable for all levels, even novices, with the goal of raising funds to support earthquake victims of Nepal and Syrian refugees.

“We will offer a gentle but strong practice; connecting with our breath, exploring movement through yoga and dance, joining together in sound as we chant, and enjoying a gentle guided meditation into deep relaxation and rest,” said a press release from the group.

The session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with a suggested donation for entry of $20, though nobody will be turned away. There will also be a door prize raffle.

Door prizes include gift certificates for yoga classes with Paulina Kee, an Ayurvedic Massage by Asrael Zemenick, a BodyTalk session with Christy Greenwood, and $25 worth of vegetables from Ol’ MacDonald Farm.

All donations will go to the Cowichan Intercultural Society and Glasswaters, Nepal.