Thank You – Shokran- Namaste

On Sunday June 21st hundreds of Irish people joined millions worldwide in over 191 countries to celebrate the inaugural UN International Day of Yoga, aiming to raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. 

Midsummer Yoga for Palestine in Limerick

Midsummer Yoga for Palestine in Limerick

To mark the day in Ireland, hundreds of people showed their support by participating in a series of fundraising pop-up yoga events organised by Midsummer Yoga for Palestine in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Nenagh, Newbridge, Bantry, Ennis and Drogheda. People of all ages and levels of experience rolled out their yoga mats throughout Ireland raising over €1,500 for Farashe Yoga, a non-profit Yoga centre based in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Proceeds will go towards providing yoga teacher training, materials and outreach projects in the Palestinian West Bank.  “These events were inspired by a group of Palestinian women who are using yoga as a way to seek respite from the everyday stresses and trauma of living under Military Occupation. The support shown on UN International Yoga Day has been unprecedented, with one venue raising a phenomenal €400″, says Muireann de Barra, Limerick-based organizer.  All events were hosted with the generous support of Yoga teachers and studios around the country and were offered on a donation basis. Thanks to all of the following hosts and supporters for your generosity and solidarity:

Drogheda Midsummer Yoga for Palestine

Drogheda Midsummer Yoga for Palestine

  • Limerick: Tara Robinson & Muireann de Barra
  • Limerick: Ashtanga Yoga Limerick/Christine McNally
  • Limerick: Power and Flow Studio Limerick /Sara Cory
  • Dublin: The Yoga Room Dublin/ Ciara Cronin and Michael Ryan
  • Dublin: The Olive Tree Studio/ Estelle Birdy
  • Ennis: Yoga4U/ Vanessa Clarke
  • Nenagh: North Tipp Yoga/ Dónal Quirke
Nenagh Midsummer Yoga for Palestine

Nenagh Midsummer Yoga for Palestine

  • Galway: Love Galway / Laydee Neidy
  • Bantry- Mary Flaherty, Bella Hancock
  • Drogheda: Tracey Harte, Wahida at Highland Gallery
  • Drogheda: Just Yoga/ Gráinne Downey
  • Newbridge- Yoga Roots Newbridge/ Susan Clohessy

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