They say that it takes 3 weeks to break a habit. I’m pretty sure it can take the same amount of time to form a new one. YoYoga, the private hot yoga studio in Claremont has invited us to get involved with their 21 day charity #YoChallenge – and I’ve accepted! There is a practice in the yoga world called seva yoga, which by definition is often associated with the facet of yoga meaning “service” and the a simple desire to help others. And it’s really good for karma.
A couple of us, including the lovely Candibod, Leigh Andrews from Bizcommunity and Dune from dunes_life, attended the launch media event at the end of July at the Yo Yoga, and practiced a “bite-size” bikram class with studios owner, Stuart Kirton. The 45 minute session was just half of what a usual bikram class would be, but since the room is set at 45’C, we got in the full work out.
The goal of the challenge is fairly simple! Complete 21 classes at the studio, or at home if you can’t make it into the studio, within 21 days, donate to the Red Cross Children’s Trust and feel awesome!
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, which is based in Rondebosch, is the only specialist hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa and manages around 260 000 patient visits annually. Children from all over South Africa and the African continent are referred to this world-renowned tertiary institution.
The official challenge is running between the 1st and 21st of August 2017, but since was traveling in the first week of the month, I’ll be completing my 21 days of yoga between the 7th and 27th August. I’ll be keeping a weekly log of how it’s going throughout the venture. You can also follow my daily updates on Instagram Stories. All you need to take part in the challenge is an active Yo Yoga membership. You’re not required to practice at the studio every day, but to try and aim to complete your 21 classes within the 21 days.
Follow Yo Yoga on social: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates, email email@example.com or call (021) 671 0888 for more information or to start up a membership at the Cavendish Close, Warwick Street studio and get involved with this amazing charity campaign. There’s loads of parking around the venue. Park directly outside the studio in the Cavendish Close parking lot, or underground in the Woolworths parking lot. These parking lots work on a one-in, one-out basis and get busy between the times of 9am and 5pm, or park in Cavendish Square, preferably close to Woolworths or in the roof parking above Mr Price. Alternatively, there’s street parking around the venue, just remember to pay your meter-guard before leaving.