Local yogis to join global event Sept. 9
East Bay yogis will join thousands of others on Sept. 9 in an attempt to create the first ever international "yoga relay." Beginning in Sydney, yogis around the globe will participate in a series of local coordinated yoga classes, resulting in a "chain reaction," ending in Los Angeles. Dubbed the "Yoga Aid World Challenge," the 24-hour yoga event aims to raise more than $1 million for charity.
Domonick Wegesin, event organizer for Oakland is encouraging all yogis in the area to take part in the local Yoga Aid World Challenge, a free, community yoga class for charity by registering online atwww.yogaaid.com. The local event will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Oakland Hills Swim and Tennis Club, 2400 Manzanita Drive, Oakland.
Registered participants will receive a fundraising web page which they can use to encourage friends and family to donate funds to their cause, as well as see the efforts of other yogis around the world participating in their local area.
"Above all, this is about connecting people," said Wegesin. "We just want to build community, and in doing so, support each other to make difference in the world."
For more information go to www.yogaaid.com.