Virgin Islanders will have the opportunity to get on their yoga mats in honor of peace by participating in the First Annual St. Thomas Global Mala Yoga for Peace Day event this Sunday at Magens Bay from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project, whose purpose is to unite the global yoga community, will implement events throughout the world in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace and as a featured event of National Yoga Month, according to a local press release issued Monday.
Thousands of yoga souls worldwide will join together on Sunday to perform 108 sun salutations to demonstrate peace. The event will consist of nine rounds of 12 sun salutations, with rest between each round.
Each round will be led by a different yoga teacher from the V.I. community, for a total of 108 sun salutations. Everyone of all fitness levels is welcome to attend and will be encouraged to participate at his or her own level.
The Global Mala Project takes its name from the sacred prayer beads called “mala” used in India and Tibet as a meditation guide. Composed of 108 beads, the mala is symbolic of the prayer for peace, hope and charity that the Global Mala Project will be sending to the world.
Registration will begin Sunday morning at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 adults, $10 students, and free for children ages 5-10. All of the net proceeds will be donated to Ananda Nilayam, Center for Conscious Living, and other V.I. organizations whose purpose is to promote peace. Participants should bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen. The event is sponsored by Bliss Events.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Jennie (340)643.7758, visit www.globalmala.org or www.yogamonth.org.