Why Do I Teach?
I teach Yoga out of passion and not on a commercial basis. All profits earned from teaching Yoga are directed towards worthwhile charitable causes. I truly believe that it will be utterly selfish of me to keep the knowledge I have gained through my practice all to myself, however limited that knowledge may be. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to dedicate my time to help others in their yogic journey. It may be that I can only help in a small way, but as they say "the Total is the sum of its parts".
How I found Yoga?
I found Yoga some 13 years ago, when I was recuperating from a
serious riding accident, which left me with a permanent pin in my left arm, and temporary loss of use of that same arm due to nerve damage.
Before the accident, I was an avid gym goer, with a vigorous weights and cardio regime at least three times a week, as well as riding my horses every day. Returning to the gym routine after the accident was extremely difficult. Rather than helping to rebuild lost muscle and fitness, I found that the gym work caused me even more muscle imbalance. That was when I reluctantly turned to Yoga. Like many people, I had the misperception that Yoga was about a bunch of bendy ladies getting together chanting and 'om'ing. I was neither a dancer nor a gymnast so flexibility was not a strong point. A classic example of misguided misperception!
Once started, I never looked back! At the beginning it was just one session a week, slowly graduating to two, and now I practice Yoga everyday wherever I can.
What Yoga means to me?
Overtime, and I don't know exactly when, my physical yoga practice began to evolve and embrace the philosophical practice. Yoga is now an integral part of my life. Physically, I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I have ever been before. My body heals itself very quickly and is able to fend off most viruses before they take hold of me. To the surprise of my doctor and physio, my arm has gained a range of movement that exceeds that of a normal healthy person.
But most importantly, Yoga has opened my mind and taught me to see our world from "outside the box". With this change in my perception of the world, my whole world has changed!
Everything in this life is possible, the only limitation is our very own preconceived ideas, the ways we have been moulded by societies to fit into the norm.
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Evolve with Yo Yoga is having a little Christmas and New Year break until 15 January 2017. Between now and then, we will offer only one evening class a week on Tuesday
6.15 - 7.30pm subject to minimum 6 people booking.
Please make sure you pm, text, email or book via the website! Have a wonderful christmas and let's welcome 2017 with lots of love, positive energies and fun!!!
Absolutely amazing day! Generosity beyond we had ever imagined! We asked for 100 boxes. We received 170 boxes!!!!! Wow, wow, and more wows....
The extra boxes allowed us to touch the lives of even more workers than we had planned. They went to a nearby much smaller workers camp, to the workers of Qatar Animal
Welfare Society, 2nd Chance Rescues and PAWS Rescue Qatar, as well as the reception staff, bell boys and cleaners of Tower 30 Porto Arabia who did so much shifting and moving for us over the past
couple of weeks.
We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Those who donated, those who spread the words, those who collected, stored, drove, took photos, translated and delivered! It says so much about the spirit of the Doha Community.
Stephanie Korsage and I are truly overwhelmed by your support , and no words can really express our gratitude. It was truly a wonderful day to end the year with xoxo
Evolve with Yo Yoga is now a proud sponsor of Evenstar Charitable Association, whose aim is to make a little difference to those who are less fortunate, those who haven't a voice and those who are vulnerable.
Yo Yoga has always donated all of its proceeds towards charitable causes. Now, being the sponsor of Evenstar, ALL our proceeds will be donated towards supporting their causes.
Evenstar is a charity registered and regulated by the UK Charity Commission, and as such there will be even more transparency and accountability as to how our proceeds are being applied. Evenstar share the ethos of Yo Yoga, in that it is driven entirely by volunteers. There is no staff costs and minimal overheads so almost every penny or cent goes towards helping others. I hope that this will help attract more donations to help them help more people and animals in need.
In addition to donating all our proceeds to their causes, Yo Yoga is also one of their Participating Yoga Studios. This means that for every £100 ( or equivalent ) of donation received, Evenstar will say a little thank you by giving you a free voucher to a yoga class in one of the Participating Studios worldwide. UK taxpayer will also be able to claim Gift Aid. Please visit their website to find out more.
Thank you for your support of us, which is instrumental in our strife to make a difference to the lives of many people and animals!