Join us on February 22 at Hackney City Farm for a brilliant day of yoga, jewellery making, standing up against violence and oppression and soaking up the farm’s atmosphere. And we might even go for a cocktail at the end of the day…
BEADS NOT BULLETS will kick-off at 9.30am with a morning yoga class in the farm’s strawbale room. The class is free but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Sally on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07932 605 967.
11am – 6pm, we’ll be stringing beads into ‘mala’ necklaces, which will be sold later in the year with all profit being spent directly on enabling more refugee and asylum-seeking women to get the benefits of yoga practice. We’d really appreciate any time you can spare to help us.
You can drop in any time from 11am. Friends, family, and little ones more than welcome. Hackney City Farm has a lovely cafe onsite and Broadway Market’s five minutes walk up the road from the farm, with plenty of cafes and pubs.
Hackney Yoga Project runs a programme called the Mala Programme, which aims to create a sustainable income stream. The Mala Programme enables yoga teachers and centres, and members of the general public to help directly… Basically, you hold an event (related or unrelated to yoga) and donate any money made to Hackney Yoga Project via the online LocalGiving platform. We then spend every penny raised to run our classes for free and refund travel, without which most of the refugee and asylum-seeking women we work with couldn’t attend.
BEADS NOT BULLETS is being run by a team of graduates from the YogaLondon teacher training school, as part of our Mala Programme.
It all started when graduate, artist and owner of Columbia Road’s gogoyoga Annie donated a beautiful collection of vintage beads to Hackney Yoga Project after meeting Emily, Hackney Yoga Project’s founder and yoga teacher. The team of graduates needed to do a practical project as part of their course, and this day was born!
We’ll be offering a special discount on the day for all who’ve strung beads, in case you want to buy any for yourself or loved ones before the collection is launched officially later in the year.
Also up for grabs will be a limited edition of branded ‘vintage’ yoga mats — special discount on the day. Lovely to practice on and a perfect present… Every penny made from the yoga mats will also go directly to helping the refugee and asylum-seeking women who use our service to find the strength, courage and practical know-how to move on — which is why we exist.
Contact Sally to book your morning yoga place, or with any questions: email@example.com / 07932 605 967