To mark the 33rd anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, yoga studios around the country will be holding classes in support of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal. ‘Sambhavna’ is funded by the Bhopal Medical Appeal and uses yoga as one of a range of treatments for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster. Yoga is used to treat chronic diseases involving the respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neurological and endocrine systems whilst women survivors suffer additional, serious gynaecological problems which Sambhavna has also been treating, to great success, using Yoga.
The anniversary classes, here in the UK this December, will be used to raise awareness of ongoing Bhopal Disaster-related issues, and the work of Sambhavna, as well as to raise vital funds to help support the work of the Clinic.
December 1st, 7:30 – 8:45pm followed by short film, Yoga for All York at Clement’s Hall, Nunthorpe road, York, YO23 4EY. Restorative yoga session to relax and inspire, with Iyengar yoga teacher Dr.Laura Potts. All equipment provided and no experience necessary. Followed by the showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic. Come for the whole evening or just part of it. Indian snacks and warming chai for everyone. Suggested minimum donation £10. Please book by contacting [email protected]
December 1st, 6:30 – 9pm, Adele Robertson Yoga, Pilton Village Hall, Pilton, Somerset. Adele Robertson BWY DIP will teach a 90 minute Yoga class followed by refreshments and a showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic. The yoga session will include postures, breathing and meditation practices designed to awaken compassion and the heart centre. There will also be a raffle on the night. Tickets available in advance only from Adele Robertson: [email protected]
December 2nd, Isle of Yoga, Isle of Wight. Isle of Yoga is hosting an Antenatal CPD Workshop for pregnancy yoga on 2nd December with visiting senior yoga teacher Abigail Peck. Abigail is a perinatal yoga teacher, doula and co director of the Acquaviva School of Yoga. She specialises in prevention or recovery from common injuries associated with pregnancy. The workshop is open to yoga teachers, birth workers & dedicated practitioners. Find out more and book here: CLICK
December 2nd, 2- 3.15pm followed by short film, Sheffield Yoga Centre. Yoga session with Iyengar yoga teacher Emma Rattenbury. All equipment provided and no experience necessary. Yoga class followed by the showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic with tea and cake provided. All welcome with non-yoga friends and family also welcome to second part of the event. Suggested donation £10-15 per person. Please book as places will be limited. Contact: [email protected]
December 3rd, Santosa Yoga & Meditation, Edinburgh CLICK A packed day of various classes, hourly from 10am to 6:30pm, plus lunchtime talk and film. Suitable for all ability levels with all equipment provided. Even if you don’t want to take part in the yoga sessions please feel free to come and join us for the short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic. Lunch is available from the cafe at Santosa. Tickets here.
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Made possible thanks to the generous support of: Sheffield Yoga Centre, The Sheffield And District Iyengar Yoga Association, Yoga For All York, Isle of Yoga, Santosa Yoga and Meditation.
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