From our Friends: Yoga for Hope 2017

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A 5-day Yoga retreat in the Himalayas, Pranic Healing, a 2-day workshop with a Yoga Master,
meditation with Yoga in the Himalayas and Kolkata, sightseeing including Saint Teresa’s and visits
to HOPE’s projects to practice yoga with the children in their care. Sound intriguing to you? Then
come join us on our recently launched ‘Yoga For HOPE’ programme in aid of The Hope Foundation
(HOPE). This spiritual journey will take place from 22nd October to 4th November 2017.

Unlike other experiences, a unique aspect of this itinerary is that you will also get to visit some of
HOPE‘s Projects with the street and slum children in Kolkata and see your fundraising in action. An
opportunity to meet the children who have been given so little yet have so much joy to share.
Yoga For HOPE was born in 2009 when Mella Murphy, a Yoga teacher with over 40 year’s
experience, set out to raise funds for HOPE, an Irish charity working with street and slum children
in Kolkata, India. It was Mella’s way of saying thank you, having met her husband, Donal, on
HOPE’s Himalayan Walk in 2006. Last year they celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their
meeting with a blessing in the foothills of the Himalayas and as it was such a success a 5 night
Himalayan retreat is being incorporated into the itinerary once again this year.

‘Yoga for HOPE’ is guided by group leaders Suzi von Mensenkampff and Gillian Houlihan who say
‘Yoga For HOPE is a unique opportunity to share your love of Yoga and connect with like-minded
people. Our vision is to accompany you on an authentic life changing journey to meet the
wonderful light filled street and slum children of Kolkata whilst funding and supporting the
incredible ongoing work of The Hope Foundation.’

Yoga for HOPE is a Yoga experience unlike any other. It is a programme designed for Yoga
enthusiasts and teachers to engage in a spiritual journey of healing and, to share their knowledge
and pass on the gift to the children in The Hope Foundation’s protection homes. To take part in Yoga For HOPE or for more information, please visit the events page of hopefoundation.ie, email: susan@hopefoundation.ie or call Susan on 021 4292990.

 

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