Caroline Westling and Rathesh Acharya
are two devoted yogis with a lifetime of experience who, propelled by an enormous sense of service, want to give to our communities the possibility to get an intense free education in yoga. They believe that the benefits of a strong body and a calm mind go far beyond the individual’s needs and extend through all of us like ripples on the water.
It doesn’t take much to inspire each other and to give a helping hand.
YogaMakes goes to a city around the world and for 10 days shares deep knowledge on asana practice and philosophy of the Vedas for free. The only thing that is asked from the students in return is that they keep the karma yoga going and share free yoga classes in their community. In this way reaching out to an even wider audience of people.
Because yoga is still reserved to an elite and we don’t believe it should be so. Because we want that people come together to deepen their practice and to understand that to progress alone is not going to bring lasting satisfaction.
More and more there is extensive research being done on the effects of meditation (and physical exercise for that matter). And for those who practice the effects are evident in one’s day-to-day life.
YogaMakes has been in Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin so far. It has taught over 200 students. Once the training is over, students feel inspired to inspire. From here it is not
difficult to imagine all the different places and people one could share yoga with: family, friends, co-workers, children in schools or child care, women and men in clinics or prisons….
When one feels content with oneself then whatever they do and whoever they reach out to will understand this and become attracted to it.
But we need help to be able to continue this mission. YogaMakes has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that will go on until the 8th of June.
If you feel that you connect with the project and that you want to see change happen around you for the benefit of the generations to come, follow the link and support the cause!
We need to be together in this and understand that we can all help a little.
We also look forward to see you on a next YogaMakes a Difference education!