Yoga for the Oceans: A masterclass in Embodied Flow and Eco-Activism
New York, come out for an EcoKarma river clean up, a yoga class and to watch an amazing coral documentary. Meet inspired yogis who care not just about taking care of their bodies but the planet, as well!
What to expect
FREE but limited spots available so snap them up now!!
S C H E D U L E :
6 pm: We will gather to roll up our sleeves and do a beachfront cleanup, and learn a little about the health of the NYC water systems.
6:30 pm: Then we will roll out our mats for a yoga class called “Yoga for the Oceans”.
This workshop is a fluid vinyasa yoga practice as well as a ritual that honors our connection to the Ocean. Through yoga, embodiment practices, meditation and philosophy you will develop insights about how nature is our essential spiritual portal. While your asana practice will gain a fresh context, fluidity and blissful vitality, your heart will feel uplifted and connected to something beautiful.
We will watch the new Netflix documentary, “Chasing Coral,” talk about the EcoKarma Project to restore the reefs and connect the teaching of Yoga to Ecology. Expect a fluid and blissful vinyasa practice infused with both light-heartedness and depth, followed by Eoin’s powerful earth-body meditation to leave us feeling plugged in to the source of deep awe, joy and bliss. Open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
*Please bring an object you found in nature that means something to you for our Blissology Mandala that we will collectively create as a community at the start of this class. Examples could be fallen leaves, flowers, seeds etc.
8 pm: After we have had a juicy sunset savasana, we will screen the film ‘Chasing Coral‘ that illustrates the importance of tending to the reefs, which act like the lungs of our Oceans.
P U R P O S E :
We will spend two days improving the health of the coral reef on the North Shore of Oahu, by preventing erosion from the heavily trafficked shore. We will be planting, digging, cleaning, learning, snorkeling, and basking in the Hawaiian spirit of MALAMA—tending to the land.
Then we will spend three days integrating the experience: doing yoga, meditating, hiking, eating Hawaiian fresh food, enjoying campfire ukulele karaoke, with special musical performances from some of the greats who call the North Shore home. (Oh, and don’t forget special musical contributions from Mike Felber, who, if you know him, is one of the greats of any shore anywhere.)
We will be calling a summer camp homebase for this excellent adventure, recalling those freewheeling camp days where you spend the days with your face in the sun and your feet getting dirty.
M O R E W A Y S T O H E L P :
If you can’t make the NYC event, and can’t get to Hawaii this December, have no fear, we still have a way for you to make your impact.
1. Watch this EcoKarma Challenge video to learn why we are asking you to stop sucking.
2. Donate directly to our impact partner, Malama Pupukea, right here.
Each donation through Sept 1 will be matched by Jack Johnson!
And pssst, invite your Facebook friends to the event too!