Image: Black Dog Institute team supported a World Mental Health Day event hosted by Yogarama
1 in 5 Australians live with a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, anorexia, bipolar or schizophrenia. Many don't seek help because of the stigma associated with mental illness. The truth is that we can all do something to help shed a more positive light on mental illness and to support them in seeking help.
On World Mental Health Day Wed 10 October 2018 we are encouraged to support those in your community that live with mental illness or know someone with a mental illness. Yogarama held a series of free yoga and mindful meditation classes to support help our community that may know someone or themselves have a mental illness.
Our gentle yoga and meditation classes were led by two of our experienced Yogarama teachers that have recently joined the community - Simone Lai and Pats Kinnaird. Enormous gratitude to both teachers for taking the classes in the pouring rain. It was pretty wet weather and still the staff from Black Dog Institute joined in the class to show their support for the cause.
Black Dog Institute for Mental Health Fundraiser
For the second time, Yogarama chose to raise funds for Black Dog Institute's research into mental wellness. Our first fundraiser for the Black Dog Institute was on a yoga weekend in July 2018 and raised over $500.
We met one of the researchers at the Black Dog Institute that is undertaking research into mindfulness and we hope to be working together to create a Mindful Meditation Course just for the Yogarama community.
Mindful Meditation Course by Yogarama (coming soon)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in our 4 week Mindful Meditation course.
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Daniella Goldberg has a love of yoga and a passion for mindful meditation. Through her Hatha-Flow classes, she gently guides her students to grow strong, be flexible, focused and mindful, on and off the mat.