Yoga school do­nates classes to non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Place -

A PERTH yoga com­pany has do­nated more than $350,000 worth of classes to non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions since 2008.

Based in May­lands, West Perth and Sor­rento, The Yoga Space cel­e­brated its teacher train­ing pro­gram at the sec­ond an­nual In­ter­na­tional Yoga Day re­cently.

Teach­ers in train­ing do­nated hours to groups such as those help­ing refugees, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence sur­vivors, preg­nant women in prison, the MS So­ci­ety, Can­cer Coun­cil and se­niors.

The Yoga Space man­ager Chloe Trompet­ter said the school taught ba­sic pos­tures, move­ments, re­lax­ation tech­niques and med­i­ta­tion.

“We teach peo­ple to con­nect breath to move­ment as a stress­re­liev­ing mech­a­nism and re­lax­ation tech­niques to take out into their life,” she said.

The school also taught staff at the Cen­tre for Tor­ture and Trauma Sur­vivors. “We do it for the staff that have in­cred­i­bly stress­ful jobs,” Ms Trompet­ter. The school has also do­nated funds to girls’ ed­u­ca­tion, mainly in Sierra Leone through the One Girl Foun­da­tion.

Pic­ture: Daniel Car­son/DCIMAGES.ORG

Fever net­baller Josie Janz-Daw­son in ac­tion.

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