Ten-second takeaway

Taking the practice of yoga out into open spaces, the community, Yoga Mat-ters has regular meetings and events to bring together practitioners in the city.

Open up 

Always loved the idea of practising the Surya Namaskar or your favourite asana in wide, open spaces? Well, so did city-based yoga enthusiasts, Avantika Arya and Varun Arya. Teaming up with their trainer, Radhika Chaliha {from Kiki’s Life}, the trio started Yoga Mat-ters, hoping to bring together the yoga community in the city and take the activity beyond walled structures and studios. Hosting regular monthly get-togethers {usually in Cubbon Park} free of charge, the group has different teachers heading the meetings. So not only do you take things outdoors, but you can look forward to trying your hand at different styles of yoga.

For a purpose 

Collaborating with the annual global yoga event, Yoga Stops Traffick {initiated by volunteers to create awareness about human trafficking and raise funds for Odanadi, a Mysore-based NGO which works for the cause}, the city-based community is all set to host this year’s meet here. It involves the practice of 108 Surya Namaskars, led by 9 leading trainers, including Prasad Bhatdundi {from Prasad Bhatdundi Ashtanga Yoga}, Sharanya {a1000yoga} and Namrata Sudhindra {Nikaya Yoga}. All contributions received will be given to the NGO to help trafficking victims. In fact, the funds raised in the previous year helped provide shelters for 95 children at the rehabilitation centre. So, if you’re up for some serious yoga, all for a good cause, join them this weekend.

Where: Cubbon Park, Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar

When: Sunday, March 6, 8am-9.30am

Contact: radhikachaliha@gmail.com, avantikapoddar@gmail.com

Find the event on Facebook here.

Check out Yoga Mat-ters on Facebook here.


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