Yoga is known to be more than an exercise or form of stretching, helping its practitioners in terms of physical and mental health. For some, it even brings a sense of inner peace.
Beyond Yoga adds to yoga’s many benefits through Yoga for Smiles, which aims to raise funds and awareness for leading cleft charity Smile Train. The program began last year and following its success, is back for a second run.
The studio will host a Yoga for Smile class every Saturday in October, and one in November, to help the cause. Payment for the class will be based on one’s donation.
Proceeds will help Smile Train in its mission to provide comprehensive cleft care for children in need, from surgery to speech therapy.
Beyond Yoga encourages newbies and regular practitioners to join the classes, which it says practices the philosophy of seva or serving others from the heart.
“Smile Train continues to inspire others with their commitment to helping give more children their forever smiles, and we look forward to using our platform within the yoga community,” said Benedict Bernabe, head of operations for Beyond Yoga.
Yoga for Smiles classes are scheduled on Oct. 27, 2 p.m. at Tomas Morato, Quezon City and on Nov. 17, 9 a.m. at the Alabang branch. Participants are advised to email their preferred branch to reserve a slot. JB