The Yoga Society's charity of the year this year is St John Ambulance.
Throughout this pandemic, St John Ambulance have been working hard, training thousands of volunteers to work at vaccination centres.
We have chosen to host a "Yoga Marathon" event on St John's Day, 24th June at 4pm - save the date in your diary! A yoga marathon is around 2 hours of yoga that involves doing 108 sun salutations.
We have been in touch with yoga societies all over the UK who are keen to take part as well, and we are looking for more participants, volunteers and benefactors.
How can you help?
Participants - people who would like to take part in the marathon either online through zoom or in person at one of the many locations across the country and raise money through sponsorship.
Volunteers - people who would like to help with the organisation and promotion leading up to the event (especially people who are good at design, marketing, media) and people who would like to help on the day, manning the stall etc. We are also going to be running a bake sale at the same time so that we can raise money that way too. Volunteers can log their hours on Grad Intel.
Benefactors - people who don't fancy doing any yoga but would like to sponsor our participants or buy cakes at the bake sale.
If you are interested in getting involved, we are having volunteer meetings every Monday at 6pm until the event on zoom:
Meeting ID: 823 4822 8762
If you are interested in participating, please follow the yoga society on Instagram @essexuniyogameditation or keep an eye on the SU events page. We will be keeping both places updated with the details about the Just Giving page, the locations (we're hoping to use the Secret Garden at the Colchester Campus, other locations TBC) and any other details about the event.