Global Mala’s goal is to grow the yoga community and share the values of mindful living, sustainable practices, and collective consciousness. The movement founded by Shiva Rea is the largest unified worldwide yoga event and will happen simultaneously in different cities like London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Sydney, New York, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles. The Manila leg headed by Shiva’s student Teresa Herrera helps nurture the Philippine yoga community and the rest of Southeast Asia.
This year, it will be held in The Blue Leaf, Taguig this Sunday, Oct. 1. It’s a great way to open your eyes (and body) to new forms of yoga that you’ve never tried before and at the same time meet fellow yogis. Yoga classes will start from 8 a.m. and will happen almost every hour until 10 p.m. tackling variations like Kundalini, Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Acro Yoga (fun!), Ashtanga, Theraputic Flow (will totally join this), Traditional Hatha, Restorative, and more. There will also be other non-traditional classes like drumming and capoeira.
Global Mala also partnered with She Talks Asia to organize a series of encouraging and enlightening talks with varying topics such as “The Awakening of the Divine Feminine,” “The Unlikely Empowerment of Modesty and Motherhood,” “Affirmation and Positive Self-Talk,” “My Modern Family and How I Went Beyond Blame,” “Body Love: Turning Trials into Triumphs,” and so, so much more. It really is a day to let your body move and restore physically and mentally!
My obvious favorite is the Mindful Market, a green space that promotes organic, natural, and sustainable products. It’s an opportunity to stock up our pantries and meet suppliers that help with the healthy lifestyle. Now that’s what I call building a holistic community.
So if you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, join us as we go to Global Mala this Sunday. As they say, “The more, the merrier.”