Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga is hosting a yoga event on March 10th to raise money for survivors of human trafficking in Mysore, India
Yoga students and teachers from all over Dublin will converge at the Open Mind Yoga Studio, Temple Lane South, Dublin 2 on Saturday, Mar. 10, 10.30-12.30 to take part in the global Yoga Stops Traffick event.
Yoga Stops Traffick’ is a world-wide event involving yoga practitioners from the four corners of the earth. Now in its third year, yoga practitioners in over 100 locations worldwide will come together to roll out their yoga mats and flow through 108 “sun salutation” poses led by the yoga teacher. The number of poses – 108 – has been a sacred number for millennia that represents peace, hope and charity.
This event is both a conscience-raising and fund-raising endeavor for the plight of trafficked children and women in India. All of the proceeds will go to Odanadi Seva Trust, a home for the survivors of human trafficking in Mysore, India founded over 20 years ago by Stanly & Parashuram, two former journalists who, while researching a story on prostitution in Mysore, India, came to the realisation that they had to do something to help those whose lives were being destroyed by human trafficking.
“I spent some time teaching yoga to the children of Odanadi during my last trip to visit my yoga teacher in India and it is a very, very special place. The selfless work that Stanley and Parashu are doing is beyond incredible. They are risking life and limb standing up to human traffickers, literally kicking doors down and rescuing children from incomprehensible cruelty, all while trying to deal with an often unhelpful and sometimes corrupt police force. They need our help”, says Suzanne Brennan Forde who is organising the event.
To register, email Suzanne Brennan Forde and John Forde at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Yoga Stops Traffick and Odanadi Seva Trust or to donate, visit http://mysorestyle.ie/yogastopstraffick/ or http://www.odanadi.org/