Yoga For Peace: Mindful Movement
Join us for a free evening of movement and mindfulness on International Yoga Day. It is because of yoga's holistic approach to body and mind that the UN decided to dedicate June 21 to this ancient tradition. "Yoga is a sport that can contribute to development and peace. Yoga can even help people in emergency situations to find relief from stress.” said Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General. This year we will celebrate by holding a community mindful movement event to promote peace and a communal sense of calm. Plus, we will collect donations for Eden Prairie Schools' school supply program to support local families and students in need (see information below). This family friendly event is open to people of all ages and abilities. This event is scheduled to take place outside on a field at Eden Prairie High School, weather permitting. In case of poor weather, the event will be moved indoors to a gym in the high school activity center.
Bring a yoga mat or towel, a bottle of water, and wear comfortable clothing.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, United Nations General Assembly, on 27 September 2014.
He stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day." — Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly
Instructor Camey Martinez is a Registered Yoga Teacher with “Yoga Alliance,” with a long practice in the field of physical conditioning and stress management. Her search to find balance in life and be physically fit led her in the path of Yoga, where she came to the realization that we can obtain mental well being while working on physical conditioning.Yoga has helped Camey overcome back and shoulder pain, given her strength, balance and flexibility, and taught her to live her life with a more relaxed state of mind. Because of the benefits that she received from yoga and her desire to contribute to the physical and mental well being of others she decided to take advanced yoga training, exceeding the training credits required for certification by more than double. She is committed to the practice of Yoga and the study of stress reduction and personal well being. Learn more about Camey at www.creatingbalancewithcamey.com.
DONATIONS TO SUPPORT EDEN PRAIRIE STUDENTS
As we gather together at this yoga event, we will collect school supplies to support Eden Prairie Schools students in need in the 2018-2019 school year. This optional donation provides an opportunity to show community support of our school and families who need extra support in securing what their students need to be ready for school. If you wish to donate, you may shop online via our Amazon Wish list, or bring your donations to Yoga for Peace on June 21st. Here are some items that are requested:
- Over-the-ear headphones
- USB drives
- Crayola markers
- Crayola crayons
- Sharpie markers
- Scientific calculators
- #2 pencils