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Blissful Sunday… Sundalah-style

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With more than 30 yoga classes or health workshops to choose from, the diverse mix of attendees at this year’s Sundalah Sunday glided away feeling that much more educated and inspired.

“Someone said to me after, ‘I feel like I’ve been on a mini retreat for $20’, and that was like music to my ears,” Sundalah Sunday organiser Jasmine Healy-Pagan tells. “I think everyone learnt a lot and that was our goal ­– for people to be inspired and to feel good.”

Sundalah-Sunday-2014-(47)-webThe first year that this community-minded yoga event was run over a full day at the Castle Hill PCYC, the structure worked well with the different classes in various parts of the building; from the more physically demanding Power and Acro yoga sessions, to the gentler Yoga Nidra and informative workshops about preventing back pain and harnessing happiness.

“About half the classes throughout the day were at capacity, and it was great to see so many new faces,” Jasmine says, who estimates about half the 250 attendees were new to Sundalah Sunday. “Everyone who came along had their own goal and it was great to give them that whole platter of options.”

The perpetual energiser bunny, Jasmine has already set a date for next year’s event (Sunday, August 23, 2015 – lock it in!) and has begun mulling over how she’ll make it bigger and better – she has no shortage of ideas.

Until then, yogis and curious non-yogis can get their fix at Global Mala on Sunday, September 21 at The Strand. This event is designed to coincide with International Peace Day and gives participants the chance to complete 108 Sun Salutations (or part of if you want to do it as a team), or simply meditate as you take in the view of Magnetic Island. More info here.

Dani, Allison, Harry and Bernadette enjoy a day of yoga bliss

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Carly Lubicz

Carly Lubicz

Carly Lubicz is combining two of her great loves — writing and getting active. Previously working as a journalist, sub-editor, and editor in newspapers and magazines; she is editor and co-founder of TheGo Townsville. She stays active with the staples of road cycling and yoga, but has recently discovered triathlon. And become addicted (apart from the swimming part). She also has a Cert III in Fitness and is passionate about improving mental health through physical activity.

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