Giving Back to the Community - What we do
At Mudita Yoga Studio we honor the practice of Seva, which is the Sanskrit word that describes the act of selfless service. The roots of the word, Saha & eva mean ‘together with’. Selfless service is an important concept as the very act of Seva leads to collective benefit and gain. Seva, closely related to Karma Yoga, is a way to develop spirituality. While other forms of yoga may focus on asana the physical postures, pranayama the breath and dhyana the meditation, as a path to transformation, Karma yoga is a path to transform the personality.
Joining hands with our Mudita Yoga Community we continue to give back, uplift and to support the charities and communities that have touched our hearts.
Here is what we are doing to make a difference and a huge thank you to everyone who has so faithfully been a part of our shared vision of Seva.
International Pyjama Day
Join me on Friday 19 July 6.30pm for a Pyjama Party Yin and Nidra practice to raise money and awareness for the Pyjama Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to transform the lives of children in care through learning, life skills and confidence.
Have you ever had that feeling of wanting to snuggle up and get cosy after a Yin class, well now you can!!
Wear your most favourite and comfy jammies to class, share together in a deeply relaxing and restful practice and feel free to linger longer for a steamy cuppa hot chocolate & a chat. Simply follow the link, make your donation and then claim your free spot at the studio. If you are not able to attend the class you are still invited to donate and make a difference.
Ryans House - A place of hope for abandoned babies
Every year around 3800 babies are abandoned in South Africa. That’s over 10 babies per day! These newborn babies, abandoned by mothers who are usually victims of abuse, addiction, rape, poverty and desperation, are often found in back alleys, toilets, in garbage bags, placed in baby bins, handed over to hospitals or left on doorsteps. These sick, malnourished, starving and abandoned babies are left to die without a future, BUT it is through the love and dedication of people like Michelle Cornthwaite, founder of Ryan’s House and her support and volunteer workers, that these babies are provided with a sanctuary, a safe house filled with love, nurturing and care. Ryan’s house, a registered non-profit faith based organisation relies on the generosity and kindness of sponsors and volunteers. Every gift, no matter how big or small, is gladly received and will have a huge impact on a baby’s life.
Ryan’s house is able to home up to 6 babies at a time. Each baby is handed over by the social services for a period of 30 – 120 days. In this time the babies receive full medical care through registered healthcare nurses and doctors. All attempts are made to successfully reunite the baby with their family, to find a safe and loving foster home or have the baby adopted into a permanent home. This in itself offers many challenges and Michelle has taken one baby boy into permanent care until the age of 18 years old.
Moneys donated will go towards the daily care, food, clothing and shelter provided to the babies that arrive at Ryan's House.
Join our annual donation Beach Yoga classes. Sunday mornings in January you can find us at Mentone Beach. All proceeds raised are donated to Sea Shepherd or other environmental organisations.
One girl - do it in a dress
Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Held annually it encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential lights, for one hour, on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
Giving back to our local schools & community
Cheltenham East Primary
Cheltenham Junior Football Club