PEACE, LOVE, AND YOGA ACTIVISM
In October 2014, Bex Tyrer, Lindsey Wise, Ash Bond and Matt Shroads traveled from Bali to Occupied Palestine to share their combined passions of Yoga, Acroyoga, Art, Music, Activism and Green Studies. The project is part of the Global Yoga Movement which aims to share yoga and inspire Freedom through Movement in areas are conflict or poverty. The GYM went to Palestine to solidarity with Palestinian yogis to support the existing and flourishing yoga community there. They taught in refugee camps, schools and towns across the West Bank, including Jenin, Tulkaram, Ramallah and Bethlehem. They also led a group into the desert for an overnight trip to explore yoga in nature, providing an opportunity for locals to take their practice off the mat and reconnect with their land in a way which is unfortunately not possible on a day to day basis.
The GYM runs annual trips to Palestine and is ready to expand to other locations. The project is funded through retreats in Bali as well as an individualized mentorship program for yoga teachers or teachers in training who have an opportunity to study one-on-one with Bex, allowing the benefits to extend way beyond the individual to the collective. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org