Internationally, Global Mala is a world-wide experiment to unite the global yoga community that forms a mala (108 interconnected beads as a meditation necklace) around the earth through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. Takes place at the Fall Equinox, the UN International Day of Peace, and National Yoga Month and serves as the yoga world’s offering to world peace.
* GLOBAL MALA WEEKEND! * Sept 17-19. We are crossing the borders of our mats and yoga studios and raising awareness and funds for an important issue… Clean Water! The yoga community is coming together as one to raise money for the Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Wildlife Conservation Society (specifically their rescue initiatives with the sea turtles in the Gulf). The 2010 edition Sweet Om Alabama shirts will be given to the first 200 people donating $30 or more at any of the following events:
Friday, Sept. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm. Gather at the Cahaba Pumping Station Museum (4012 Sicard Hollow Road) for an evening of Kundalini and Kirtan. Akasha will lead kundalini and Bhakti Messenger, (a kirtan band from Atlanta) will entrance us with music. Included in the evening will be a silent auction of items ranging from a spa experience to art. Doors open at 6:00 pm with Kundalini beginning at 6:30. You can reserve your space (not required, but will assure your space as long as you show up by 6:15) for this event through a donation at: http://birminghamyoga.eventbrite.com/
MAIN EVENT!!! Saturday, Sept 18, 8:30-10:00 am. Join us at Vulcan Park for 108 Sun Salutations! Overlook the city, feel the rhythms of a drumming circle, and practice along with 100+ friends as we offer our practice for world peace.
Sunday, Sept. 19, YOGA CRAWL fever hits Birmingham! Immerse, play or sample different styles of yoga and teachers at different venues across the city. Imagine almost 12 hours of yoga in one day!! We’ll be levitating by days end 🙂
Yoga Crawl Schedule (Sept 19)
8:30-9:00 am: Rise with Kundalini at Birmingham Yoga (Akasha)
10:00-11:30am: Yoga off the Mat at Yoga Circle (Jasper)
1:00-2:00pm: Yoga Nidra at Heartwood Yoga (Kate Tremblay)
3:00-4:00pm: You’re Better Than You Think You Are at Ph Balance, Vestavia, (Ravi Chhabra)
4:30-5:30pm: Trance Dance at Soho Piyo (Gabriela Pomplova)
6:00pm: Community Dinner at Silver Linings (April Jones and Taj India)
You can make your donation at one location or all locations.
***ALL donations benefit the Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Wildlife Conservation Society!***
Sweet OM Alabama T-shirt design to follow!!!