FEEL GOOD, DO GOOD AT THE GLOBAL MALA
Spreading peace starts from within
This year's Global Mala Project was held at Whitespace Manila along Don Chino
Roces Extension in Makati City. Last September 13, the yoga community gathered to attend the seventh annual Global Mala Project at Whitespace Manila. This worldwide yoga event was started by renowned Yogi Shiva Rea to form a “mala around the earth,” with the intention of uniting yoga, service, and collective action.
The Manila chapter, brought here by Teresa Herrera, united over 1,200 people for a full day event. The day activities were infused with a variety of classes happening simultaneously across five different rooms.
There were the yoga classes such as the 108 Namaskars (or Sun Salutations), Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga. There were also complementary classes such as drumming, poi, and capoeira that engaged the energized attendees with new movement.
Another aspect of the event was the series of wellness talks that touched on concepts of authenticity, energy, and spirituality. This sparked questions and deep sharing from the groups.
When guests weren't taking classes, they hung out and relaxed in the lounge area, where different booths kept them occupied during rest hours. Aura Athletica displayed its yogadriven apparel, while a pop-up café was set up by The Wholesome Table for its delicious selection of healthy bites. San Benito Farm raffled off an overnight stay for two, and Craftsmith Living displayed its unique collection of treasures.
Every year, The Global Mala Event supports one charity to give 100 percent of its proceeds. This year, however, they chose to support two beneficiaries: the non-profit school, Mano Amiga Academy, and the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific. The Global Mala Project was conducted simultaneously in cities all over the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Tokyo,