You can read about the International Day of Yoga here.
To acknowledge this universal day, I will be leading an outdoor yoga session, weather permitting, in The Meadows, Tavistock on the evening of 21st June. I had been thinking about which charity to donate funds to and had considered several on a local level. This evening I watched an interview with a member of Samaritans. Samaritans is one of the organisations who are helping survivors of the terrible tragedy of Grenfell Towers as well as recent terrrorist attacks.
I have decided to offer this session on a donation only basis to raise funds for Samaritans.
Events such as these are in the news for a short time and affect us all. For those closely involved the emotional difficulties caused are ongoing for life. To a greater or lesser extent events of such awfulness and collective loss of life contribute to our general sense of coping and wellbeing. Each event has an accumulative effect on us. Sometimes we are unaware of the effective of each layer of stress until it overwhelms us.
On a personal level, I lost a friend to suicide within the last year and am aware of the pain caused to those left behind. It seems fitting to use this occasion to help an organisation which helps so many who feel at the limits of helping themselves.
I have advertised this event at short notice and have had little opportunity to advertise it. Please share this to anyone who may be interested. Please let me know if you are intending to come to this session. This is so I know numbers to expect but also so I know who to contact in the event of bad weather causing this event to have to be cancelled or postponed.
Thank you to those who came to this event. Thank you also from Samaritans.