The Global Mala Project is uniting yoga, service and collective action. The purpose of the project is to bring the global yoga community together from every continent, school and approach to form a "mala around the earth", through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108 (108 Surya Namaskar, Mantra, Kriya, Meditation). These events will be happening simultaneously in cities including: New York, Munich, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc.
Manila has been on the map since day 1, thanks to Teresa Herrera, a dedicated yogini who leads and produces the Manila chapter of this worldwide event.
On Fall Equinox and the United Nations International Day of Peace, studios/teachers/organizations across the globe create yoga celebrations, raising funds & awareness for some of the most essential issues of our times.
The funds raised from this celebration will go to organizations such as: TREES FOR THE FUTURE (www.plant-trees.org)
TUBBATAHA FOUNDATION (www.tubbatahareef.org)
Shiva Rea (www.shivarea.com) is the Catalyst for this world wide event. And the Manila chapter will be produced/led by TERESA HERRERA (www.teresaherrera.net) Some teachers in support of the event are: Corey Wills, Roland Dela Cruz, Francesca Regala, Al Jerreau Galang, Tristan Choa, Jeannie Javelosa, and many more.
This event will not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: DOVE, VASELINE LOTION, THE GROVE by ROCKWELL, TEAM MANILA, THE FARM, AURA ATHLETICA, YOGITOES, CERTIFIED CALM, LIFESTYLE NETWORK, VELVET CHANNEL, MYX, MAGIC 89.9, U92 FM, PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER, METRO, METRO SOCIETY, METRO HOME, CHALK MAGAZINE, FOOD MAGAZINE, WORKING MOM, COCOON MAGAZINE, ONE SPORT MAGAZINE, CLICK THE CITY, SPORTS MANILA.
WHAT IS A MALA? A MALA is a string of 108 beads used for meditation & prayer. It is used for counting as you repeat a mantra—much like the Catholic rosary. And 108 is a very sacred number and has a great deal of significance in Buddhism, Hinduism, Science, and in Yoga. The idea is that every city involved in the Global Mala Project represents 1 bead, and as we celebrate & practice all together, (since it will be happening simultaneously in different parts of the world) we form a MALA, uniting us all.