The Global Mala Project 2015

24 September 2015

If I could, I would practice yoga regularly. As it is, time, location (I live far from the office), and money (membership fees to yoga studios can get really expensive) constraints prevent me from being the head-standing yogi I envisioned myself to be. I make the most out of it by practicing at home when I get the chance.

This coming weekend, the largest unified worldwide yoga event will occur at WhiteSpace Manila on September 26 in line with the United Nation’s Day of Peace and the Fall Equinox for the benefit of Children’s International.

Dedicated to promote peace and positive change through yoga as well as raise social consciousness and funds for noteworthy causes, The Global Mala Project is Teresa Hererra’s annual heart project. Seeking to create a “mala around the earth” (in traditional yoga, a mala is a set of beads, used to focus awareness during meditation), she was inspired by her yoga mentor and the Global Mala Project’s founder Shiva Rea to bring the event to our shores. As a model, environmentalist, and yoga teacher, Teresa shares the vision of her mentor in creating a positive energy through yoga that would pulsate around the world. In the recent months, she has been working closely with event producers and yoga centers around Manila to ensure the success of this event. It is important to note also that all of the event collaborators are doing the work completely pro-bono, to ensure that 100 % of its proceeds go to charity.

Phya, Alex, Earth, and myself during the Global Mala Project press preview held late last month
Yoga is a union of body and mind. When you practice yoga, you put yourself in a state of openness and grace. From this place, mindfulness stems and we make conscious decisions for ourselves and for our world around us. 
While the beads of the mala allow an individual to focus during meditation, it is the hope of the organizers of the Global Mala Project to create a chain of connection and compassion among those who will be a part of it. There is no pre-requisite to begin this practice. Just an open mind and an open heart.

Here is the schedule for that day:

For more information Like Global Mala Project Manila on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

Parking will be available for the Global Mala Project on September 26, 2015 at the following locations:

Whitespace Manila
2314 Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext. Makati City
Open All-Day
Free Parking

EcoPlaza Building
2305 Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext. Makati City
Open All-Day
Pay Parking: Php 50.00 first 2 hours, Php 25.00 for every succeeding hour

Makati Hope Christian School
2312 Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext. Makati City
Open until 3:30pm only
Pay Parking: Php 50.00

Patti Grandidge-Herrera, Jenny Yrasuegui, Teresa Herrera-Anthony, Xandra Rocha-Araneta, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, Celine Gabriel-Lim, and myself during the Global Mala Project press launch
See you on the mat!

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