Bend the blues away

A new found love: about 6 months ago I discovered Mona Vale’s own boutique hot yoga studio, Modern Movement. If you’ve been there before, you would agree that it is one of the most beautiful little spaces on the Northern Beaches – painted in white and filled with plenty of natural light the studio is open 7 days a week with a variety of membership options available! Check out the timetable here: MM Timetable

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So, late last year I approached MM’s directors James & Rachael with the idea to get a community based initiative off the ground to support the local community and raise awareness for mental illness on the Northern Beaches.

This issue really struck home to me as not only have I witnessed the horrible effects it has had on our community during recent times; but I myself have also suffered some serious bouts of anxiety from as early as I can remember and in recent times I have used yoga as a release both physically and mentally and I’ve never felt better.

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In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for males and females aged between 15 and 44. In a typical year, around 2,500 people in Australia die by suicide. That’s nearly seven people every day. For every suicide, there are tragic ripple effects for friends, families, colleagues and the broader community. – Beyond Blue, Australia

After chatting together and nutting out a plan we decided that between us both (MM & Myself) we could rally together to raise awareness and help combat the issue through a weekly free yoga classes. We decided we could help could raise funds for Beyond Blue through a gold coin donation of which is donated at the beginning of each class.

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Get Involved – A snap shot!

Where: Modern Movement Yoga Studio – Level 2 / 9 Waratah St, Mona Vale, 2103

When: Every Saturday from 4pm – 5pm until May 28 (with the potential for it to be permanent)

What: 1 hour yoga class open to anyone – all levels welcome!

Who: MM, Myself & the community

Why: To help combat mental illness on the Northern Beaches and to raise funds for Beyond Blue.

Get involved: All participants are asked to give a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue

That’s all for now…

I’d love to see you there for a session with our beautiful yogi Petra, who has also donated her time to the great cause. If for any reason you need to chat, feel free to send me a personal message on Facebook and I will do my best to get back to you all!

If you can’t attend a class, but would still like to donate feel free to visit their site here:

Beyond Blue are here to listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support for the cost of a local call.

Contact them on: 1300 22 4636

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See below article from the April issue of Peninsular Living magazine to support our cause:

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See below article from the 16th March issue of the Manly Daily:

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