I was honored to host the Global Mala event for the second year here on Kauai. This year I had invited any instructor that wished to partake in the event and all the proceeds that came in went directly to KORE. An organization on island that helps handicapped children and adults get into the ocean on surfboards or stand up paddle boards!
We had 5 instructors and we partook with 108 sun salutations along side of the ocean on the north shore of Kauai. Daphne opened our practice of yoga, offered for world peace, with a traditional Hawaiian chant of which we honored the 4 directions. (more…)
An epic day! This morning (Sept. 20, 2009) we gathered a community of yogis from Kauai together to joyfully participate in the worldwide event and intention of Global Mala.
The Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project belongs to the global yoga community and is a seed of a world-wide experiment into the power of meditation in action.
The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108 at Fall Equinox as the yoga world’s offering to further the UN International Peace Day.
On this day we gathered at Anini Beach Park on the north shore of Kauai and shined out our heart’s deepest wishes for unity, peace and loving kindness to all. Here’s a little glimpse:
Global Mala is an event for world peace that weaves together the yoga community of the entire world! Global Mala is the uniting of millions of yogi’s hearts and deepest wishes for peace on earth for all. This is prayer in motion, prayer in action!
Inspired by Shiva Rea a few years back, this is an inspiring and connecting event for all yoga practitioners.
A couple years ago I witnessed this event, with my one year old on my hip, at the Staples Center in L.A. Live music and hundreds of colorful yogis being lead through salutes from great teachers such as Shiva Rea and Sean Corne. Just last year I partook in the 108 salutes at Equinox Fitness Center in Manhattan Beach, CA where I was an instructor. There is just something so special about coming together with local community in this blessed light.