Here's something awesome to Om about!
'Yoga Hub Melbourne' is a social venture Melbourne Yoga teacher, Lauren Jeffreys, started about 5 months ago. Yoga Hub Melbourne provides quality yoga classes at low cost in order to make yoga (and it's many benefits) more accessible to the wider community. There are many community groups who currently can't access the costly classes due to financial or cultural reasons.
As they grow, the aim is to target different groups, including migrant women, low to middle income earners, parents and kids with disabilities, pre/post natal etc.
Yoga Hub is a non profit venture. The cost is $5/class and any profits that are made will go back into offering workshops/sessions for these community groups and purchasing yoga props for classes.
She's also looking for yoga teachers who would be interested in getting involved with Yoga Hub and support this venture to make yoga more accessible.
Lauren says "I really feel strongly about making yoga accessible to everyone. We know the benefits that exist from a yoga practice not just on the physical body, but our mind and mental wellbeing and overall health. This shouldn't be exclusive to those who can afford it, every member of the community should have this opportunity. I've been getting an amazing response from the community as well as other teachers so I know that the demand for affordable yoga is there!"
Check out her facebook page here
Or you can email Lauren Jeffreys here
'You actually have to organise it properly if you want to succeed!'
1. Install a water filter (this, she stressed, was the most important thing of all)
2. Buy a juicer (so excited about this one)
3. Take some time off work (even if it's just cutting down hours)
4. NEVER Detox in December!
So, I'm going to take her advice. Why? because she knows what she's talking about and she's been there, done that! I'll be delaying my Detox until January (so I'm sure I'll be doing it with heaps of other folk).
I will however, commence cutting down the coffee (as I hear that this will be the hardest).
Can't wait to cleanse!
The Yoga Social Team