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Yoga events to raise money after bush fires

Yoga events to raise money after bush fires

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 26th January 2020. (Updated at 5:37pm 26th January 2020)

Photos: Keren Cooksey 

Special yoga events are being held across Cornwall on Australia Day, to help raise money amid the catastrophic bush fires.

Wild fires have been raging across the country, leaving people homeless, killing wildlife and even claiming people's lives.

Keren Cooksey, who runs Falmouth Yoga Space, lived in Australia for over a decade and says she has been left devastated by the blazes.

She has rallied around and gathered yoga teachers across the Duchy to come together and host a range of events to mark Australia Day (Sunday 26th January).

All the money raised from the events will go the Red Cross Australia and Wires Wildlife.

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"Yoga is all about community and connection, what is happening in Australia may or may not be impacting each of us personally but we are all feeling it. 

"As yoga teachers we teach love and compassion, these events give us a chance to put that talk into action and bring people together across Cornwall to raise funds for Australia. 

"We hope the events offer something for everybody and we can't wait to show what the power of community can do."

Keren Cooksey, Falmouth Yoga Space

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When and where are the events taking place?

  • Falmouth Yoga Space - Yin Yoga charity class - 10.30am (contact person Keren Cooksey) 
  • Ocean Flow, Newquay - Mantra meditation charity class at Carnmarth Hotel - 3pm (contact person Jenafleur Harvey) 
  • Karli Yoga, Penzance - Hotyoga for Australia - 10am (contact person Karly Kissing) 
  • Gwills Yoga, Newquay - Yoga marathon with ten local teachers - 12pm (contact person Louise McCutcheon)

All the above are taking place on Australia Day - Sunday 26th January.

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