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Events 2018-09-21T11:43:00+00:00

Join our mission to end child sex slavery by coming along to our Yoga for Freedom events!

2nd – 9th September 2018

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Yogathon for Freedom: Melbourne

9th September 2018, 8 am –  5.30 pm, Melbourne CBD

Fire up your practice in our biggest yoga and social change event in Australia!

8 hours of non-stop yoga, 8 amazing teachers, 8 diverse styles. 1 day of uniting together to end sex slavery. The ultimate challenge is to do 8 hours of yoga dedicated to FREEDOM. Join us for 1 hour, 4 hour or as many hours as you like!

Join our stellar lineup of teachers: Ana Uribe (Power Vinyasa), Lisa Matthews (Slow Flow Vinyasa), Mickey Space (Hatha Groove), Lani Kaplan (Somachi Yoga) and more!

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Dancing for Freedom Melbourne

Dancing for Freedom: Melbourne

9th September 2018, 6.30 – 9 pm, Melbourne CBD

Join us as we gather to connect with the sacred Cacao spirit and Dance your prayers for the freedom from child sex slavery in this dance fundraiser. With sacred beats from acclaimed DJ and Music producer, Ben Temple Step, and performances and ceremony with Madhu Honey & Liarna Conder, we will stomp, shake and sweat our prayers and finish with a sound bath and meditation to integrate the experience.

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The Art of Gifting: a Yoga & Meditation Fundraising Workshop with Tiak.

1st September 2018, 8.30 – 11 am, Brunswick.

Join Tiak in this 2.5-hour Yoga for Freedom workshop! Cultivate your inner awareness through meditation and breathing techniques and Hatha Yoga Flow and Restorative Yoga practices, finishing with a meditation practice and morning tea for all to enjoy!

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Kirtan for Freedom: Melbourne

9th September 2018, 2.30 – 4.30 pm, Kundalini House, North Fitzroy

Join us for a beautiful chorus of heartfelt devotional chanting, prayer and meditation in this uplifting fundraiser to help end the vicious cycle of child sex slavery. Come and sing with us, and dedicate your song, prayer and intention to a great cause!

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Fundraising for Freedom with Jaci, Jenny & Miri

8th September 2018, 3.30 – 5.30 pm at Oak Park, Melbourne

Enjoy a well-rounded yoga workshop, commencing with a yummy yang flow with Jenny,  followed by group + partner yoga with Miri and finishing in style with restorative yoga with Jaci.

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Yoga Nidra for Peace and Liberation with Sarah

6th September 2018, Thursday, 2.30 – 3.30 pm & 7.30 – 8.30 pm,  Toolern Vale, Melbourne

Join Sarah in these 2 x 1-hour Yoga Nidra classes on Thursday. Come along as we rest our minds and bodies in this deep meditative class. Bookings are required as 8 max per class.

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Yoga for Peace and Liberation with Sarah

8th September 2018, Saturday, 10.30 am – 12 pm, 2.30 – 4 pm, 4.30 – 6 pm at Toolern Vale, Melbourne

Join Sarah for these 3 x 1.5 hours – general Hatha Vinyasa yoga classes for all levels. Come along as we move our bodies, connect our breath, calm our minds, whilst we dedicate this practice to the children subjected to child sex slavery.

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Kirtan for Freedom with Sarah Mitchell & Lisa Matthews

7th September 2018, Friday, 7.30 – 9 pm, Mitcham, Melbourne.

Join Susan Mitchell and Lisa Matthews for a beautiful evening of uplifting and heart-felt kirtan chanting and meditation with live musicians. These sacred songs and chants, accompanied by live music, create a magical and powerful vibration. Through community and intention, we’ll share the message of peace and harmony and freedom.

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Action the Adventure: Women’s Adventure Weekend. 

8th & 9th September 2018, Northeast Victoria

A non-profit event, profiling adventure options from local outdoor groups and individuals. Action the Adventure – Women’s Adventure Weekend hopes to highlight as many adventure options as possible, in N.E Victoria. The event profiles a combination of existing options for adventure & one-off events offered especially for the event.

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Fundraiser Kirtan evening with Bonny & Chakra

1st September 2018, Friday, 6.30 – 9 pm, Elwood, Melbourne.

Come and join Bonny, Chakra, and the band for an intimate house night of heart centred and joyful Kirtan! This is their second collaboration this year, outside of their usual ensembles.

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Community classes for the month of September. 

Wednesdays in Sept, 1.30 – 2.30 pm, 432 Yoga, Rowville, Melbourne.

Join 432 Yoga’s community classes for the entire month of September as they donate their proceeds to Yoga for Freedom. Classes are $10 donation.

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Fundraiser movie night featuring the movie: HEAL

8th September 2018, Saturday, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Pure Hot Yoga, Bayswater, Melbourne.

Join the Pure Hot Yoga community as they screen a documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease.

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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Class with Christy Champoise 

4th September 2018, Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Join Christy for 90 minutes of combined Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra sleep meditation. Restorative Yoga is designed to centre and align the body with gentle movements and postures suitable for all levels, injuries and physical limitations.

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Community Meditation Class with Wai Ying

18th September 2018, Saturday, 5 – 6 pm, Reconnect Yoga, Coburg, Melbourne.

Join Wai Ying in this donation-based community mindfulness meditation class, and learn the art and practice of meditation.

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 Yoga Nidra Donation Class with Christy Champoise 

8th September 2018, Saturday at 5.45 pm, Light Space Yoga, Ivanhoe, Melbourne.

Yoga Nidra means ‘yogic sleep’ and is designed to create a state of conscious deep sleep through guided techniques of breathing, guided imagery and withdrawal of the senses. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity, and is one of the deepest of all meditations.

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Gentle Movement And Yin With Live Music with Laura Emilia Escuredo.

23rd September 2018, Sunday at 7 – 8.30 pm, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Join us for 90 minutes of combined Gentle Fluid yoga, Yin and Meditation on Madhya. In this offering, we will move through some gentle movements and then transition into more yin shapes and forms to create a fluid meditative space in the vocabulary of form and into stillness, meditation and mantra.

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SYDNEY

Community Yoga Classes with Krysten

Wednesdays 4.30 – 5.30 pm for August & September, Huskisson, Sydney.

Join Krysten in weekly community yoga classes at Husky Yoga Studio for a well-rounded practice. At Husky Yoga, all classes have a holistic approach to yoga integrating not just the physical postures but also philosophy, meditation, pranayama, breath control and the yogic personal and social code of ethics.

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BRISBANE

Rising up for Hope with Julie Smerdon

4th September 5.30 – 7 pm at Shri Yoga, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane

Hope has been beautifully defined as “the virtuous desire for future good.” To be hopeful is to look on the future positively, to see opportunity in challenges, to look on the bright side. At Shri Yoga, our hope is that there is no problem that can’t be solved by people working together in a spirit of service and love.
Be a ray of hope as the yoga community comes together to help end the vicious cycle of human trafficking.

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TASMANIA

Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop with Lucinda Bresnehan

8th September 2 – 4 pm at South Arm Community Yoga, Tasmania

As a Yoga for Freedom Ambassador in Tasmania, South Arm Community Yoga will be supporting this movement with an event with a Yoga flow to Yin class, Meditation and guided relaxation. Also includes a Yogic spread afternoon tea, and lucky door prize packs of Divine Goddess Yoga products and apparel.

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SUNSHINE COAST

Yoga For freedom Charity Flow with Lauren Verona

9th September 1 – 2.30 pm at Zenko Yoga, Noosa, QLD or A Live Yogi (Online)

Come together for 90 minutes of yoga with Lauren Verona live at her Noosa studio or join her online which will be live streamed into her online yoga platform, A Live Yogi. (www.aliveyogi.com)

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CANBERRA

Fighting for Freedom with Yuki Divine.

22nd September 4.30 – 9 pm at Hellenic Club, Mathilda St, Phillip, Canberra.

WIMP 2 WARRIOR is a human transformation company! Everyday people completing a 5 month MMA training camp for the chance to truly change their lives! Yuki Divine will be donating proceeds from her fight to Yoga for Freedom.

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Asia

THAILAND

Pure Flow Yoga: Yoga Retreat in Paradise

2nd – 9th September 2018, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Pure Flow offers magical Yoga Retreats in Paradise for students of ALL levels, the opportunity to deepen, or reawaken their practice, and immerse themselves in the yoga lifestyle, all the while enjoying the breathtaking tropical beauty of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Pure Flow Yoga is the perfect place for you to get clear, deepen your practice, connect with your purpose and relax into breath-taking nature.

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BALI

Anapanasati Meditation with Bernd Windhofer.

September 3rd at 7:15 pm, Desa Seni Canggu, Bali

This community event with Bernd teaches one of the most widely practised meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing. Learn this powerful and simple technique of mindfulness and breath in this community donation class at Desa Seni, Canggu.

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Yoga Nidra with Charlotte Skogsberg

5th September 2018, Wednesday, 4 – 5 pm, Desa Seni, Canggu, Bali.

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Yoga nidra can serve as a pathway to freedom without creating bodily stress. Join Charlotte in this community donation class and dive into the practice of Yoga Nidra.

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From the Roots to the Sky with Eka Septifana.

September 7th, Friday at 10:15 am, Desa Seni, Canggu, Bali

Join Eka in this Dynamic Hatha Flow practice focusing on rooting and stabilizing in order to rise up towards more freedom in body and mind. Draw inspiration from the Yoga Tree of Life in this strong and flowing asana practice.

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Ecstatic Dance with Jacqueline Jai

7th September 2018, Friday, 7.15 pm, Desa Seni, Canggu, Bali.

An ecstatic journey of movement, breath and music. Awaken your life force, activate your inner vision and surrender to the source. Warm up your body parts with freestyle movement, awaken your primal energy with shaking medicine and dance into ecstasy, experiencing yourself as pure energy.

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Europe

Yoga Compassion in Action: Konstanz Kreuzlingen

2nd – 9th September: Germany/Switzerland

Join Vanessa, Tracy and their amazing group of yoga teachers in Konstanz, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in the Yoga for Freedom week this year! There are 17 events that you can participate in, so come down and join our cause to end child sex slavery through yoga, and to shine a light for others less fortunate.

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Kundalini Yoga & Peace Meditation with Felicitas Alber

2nd September 2018, Sunday at YaYoga Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Join Felicitas in the opening of Yoga for Freedom week with a 90 min Kundalini Yoga and World Peace Meditation to connect us with our heartfelt intentions and prayers for humanity.

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Herzoffner Sequence of Spiral Dynamics with Suzanne Chammas

3rd September 2018, 7.30 – 8.45 am, Yoga Asana, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

6th September 2018, 8 – 9.15 am, Yoga Asana, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Join Suzanne in this Spiral Dynamics class, which is based on the human anatomy in motion, which involves the coordination of bones, joints, tendons and muscles. It is a technique of correct, natural, spiral body posture and movement which will leave you feeling aligned and connected.

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Yoga for Self-Compassion with Barbara Baumgartner

4th September 2018, Tuesday, 3 – 4.15 pm at Löwenschanz 1, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

5th September 2018, Wednesday, 9 – 10 am, Schlossgarten Schloss Seeburg, Kreuzlingen

To be able to be compassionate with others, we need to find compassion for ourselves. We will explore the concept and practice of self-compassion through meditation and asanas to balance and cultivate the potential of compassion.

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Yoga Flow for Freedom with Vanessa Allgaier

4th September 2018 Tuesday, 7 – 8.30 pm, YaYoga, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Together we dive into a heart-opening yoga flow and connect with our heart qualities, gratitude, trust, compassion, connectedness, joy and inner peace. We will practice a beautiful Vinyasa flow, breathe freely in our heart space, and dive in meditation into our heart qualities to share them with the world.

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Manifesting your vision with Elke Fischer

5th September 2018, Wednesday, 5.30 – 7 pm at Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

“There is no power on earth that can oppose a decided thought.” – Yogi Vasistha 874 AD. Join Elke in this inspirational and practical lecture where you can learn how to actively participate to create the life you want.

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Yoga & OSHO Mandala Meditation with Carmen Strobel

6th September 2018, Thursday, 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm, Yoga Quintessenz, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

The OSHO Mandala Meditation is a powerful, very active meditation technique and brings the body’s energies into a beneficial cycle. In Mandala meditation, the energy circle creates a natural form of centring within itself – the meditator paints a mandala (circle) of his own energy.

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Yoga & Sound Healing: Exploring Anahata Chakra with Evelyn Bucher

7th September 2018, Friday, 8.30 – 10 am at YaYoga, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

In this yoga class, we will dive into exploring heart-opening asanas and the Anahata Chakra with Evelyn. In addition, the vibrations of the singing bowls will activate and cleanse your chakra system, to sit for our Loving Kindness Meditation as a finale to our yoga practice.

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Gentle Yoga with Angela Hauber

7th September 2018, Friday, 10.30 – 11.30 am, Sananda Yoga, Konstanz, Germany

Gentle Yoga caters to those who simply seek a gentler way of practising. In addition to gentle Asana effects for more strength, coordination, stretching and balance, the focus is on optimizing or restoring mobility through the combination of yoga with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Join Angela in this sweet and gentle hatha yoga class.

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Inspirational Women Circle with Sabrina & Vanessa

7th September 2018, Friday, 7.30 – 8.30 pm at YaYoga, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Our Yoga For Freedom Women Circle will be dedicated to our inner vision. How do we get into our inner peace to connect with our inner wisdom and share our light with the world? What is our vision for our future, in harmony with our innermost being? How can we contribute to a world full of love, trust and peace? 

The path begins within us and in this way, we can use our feminine qualities of love, dedication and creativity to bring our vision into reality. We want to accompany and support each other along this path.

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Open Your Heart Flow with Tracy

8th September 2018, Saturday, 9.30 – 11.30 am, YaYoga, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

A dynamic and deep heart opening vinyasa flow. Create space in your heart center to soften, open, receive and send loving-kindness and compassion. Combining pranayama, meditation and mudra with a gentle yet energetic flow to fill your entire being with prana, warmth and love.

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Yoga Flow for Freedom with Patricia Stehli

8th September 2018, Saturday, 6 – 7.30 pm at YaYoga, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Together we dive into a heart-opening yoga flow and connect with our heart qualities, gratitude, trust, compassion, connectedness, joy and inner peace. We will practice a beautiful Vinyasa flow, breathe freely in our heart space, and dive in meditation into our heart qualities to share them with the world.

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Contact Yoga with Kinga Toth

9th September 2018, Sunday, 10 – 11.30 am, Yoga Grenzenlos, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Contact Yoga explores the dynamic-mysterious edge where two people connect: physically, emotionally and spiritually. This inspiring practice where you have a partner on your mat allows you to discover playfully the vitality between the act of giving and taking and see that both can be deeply nourishing and healing. 

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Yoga For Freedom Finale with Soul Sound & Vanessa: A Mantra Evening & Peace Meditation with Picnic

9th September 2018, Saturday, 6 – 8 pm at Kuhhorn Tägerwilen, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

We cordially invite you to our great Yoga For Freedom Finale with soul sound. We want to celebrate this special week with a beautiful graduation mantra evening, a common peace meditation and an open picnic with you. In the final peace meditation, we send the accumulated energy of the Yoga For Freedom Week and our inner peace out into the world.

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America

Awakening to the Divine Feminine Sunrise Yoga with April McMurthy

8th September 2018, Saturday, 7 – 9 am at Walnut Creek, California, USA

Awakening to the Divine Feminine is a kundalini yoga event to elevate the spirit and deepen your connection to inner wisdom. We will awaken creativity through movement and explore the healing power of the voice through mantra.

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Enlightened Sleep: Yoga Nidra for Healing with Inge Sengelmann

1st September Sunday, 3 – 5 pm at YourAshtanga, Golden, Colorado.

The ancient practice of yoga nidra can provide deeply relaxing, healing states, as well as states of consciousness that allow us to access our deepest source of creativity & fulfillment. Yoga Nidra, when administered skillfully, serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns, fertilize our deepest creative intentions, alter erroneous self-perception, and even heal the effects of trauma.

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Restorative Yoga Workshop with Emma Taylor (UK)

30th August 2018, Thursday,5.30 – 6.45 pm at Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

This class is designed to release the stress and strains of modern life, replenish the body and mind, enhance sleep, bring greater clarity and focus, release muscle tension and balance the nervous system. The key feature of this practice is the use of ‘yoga props’ such as bolsters, blankets and straps to fully support the student and allow for longer holds in each posture. Suitable for all levels.

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CANADA

Open your Heart with Tracy Cooper-Zeller.

4th October 2018 Thursday 7 – 8.30 pm at Sault Ste Marie, Canada. 

A dynamic and deep heart opening vinyasa flow. Soften your heart to receive and send out loving kindness and compassion. Integration of the physical and subtle body …. with backbends and twists we will open the heart chakra. Combining pranayama, meditation, mudra and deep relaxation with an energetic flow to fill your soul with light and love.

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And many more wonderful yoga events to come!

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100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

with

Atira Tan (Founder of Yoga for Freedom) & Gemini Adams

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