Himalaya Yoga Valley raises over €40,000 for the Cork Simon Community

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Himalaya Yoga Valley raises over €40,000 for the Cork Simon Community’

Himalaya Yoga Valley was awarded the 2017 Cork Friendly Business Award for Community Impact by JCI Cork last Thursday night at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, two days before they handed over €13,655 to the Cork Simon Community at the final day of Yoga in the Park 2017. The final class of the year was led by founder of Himalaya Yoga Valley Lalit Kumar. The Lord of Mayor of Cork, Tony Fitzgerald was at Fitzgerald Park to celebrate the organisation raising over €40,000 for the Cork Simon Community over the last four years through their Yoga in the Park and Meditate by Donate Classes.

Himalaya Yoga Valley have made a remarkable impact in the local community through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which include the hugely successful Yoga in The Park. Himalaya Yoga Valley also offer free yoga classes to Cork Simon Community staff and volunteers at their studios to help them continue the great work they are doing through increased wellness.  

Yoga in the Park is a donation based yoga class open to all members of the community in aid of the Cork Simon Community. Every Saturday at 10am from the months of June-September, yoga enthusiasts and novices stretch it out in aid of Cork Simon Community to help fight homelessness through yoga. It has grown into a hugely popular event welcoming up to 250 people each week to Fitzgerald’s Park. Yoga in the Park brings the whole yoga community together to help the Cork homeless crisis. The event promotes well-being in Cork and has started many people off on their yoga journey.

Marion Courtney Business Manager at Himalaya Yoga Valley said “We were delighted to receive the Cork Friendly Business Award for Community Impact. Not only have we enriched the lives of thousands of people in Cork through yoga but we have also supported many charities over the years including the Cork Simon Community, Hope Foundation and Better Together Cork. All our staff get great satisfaction from helping others through yoga and making a difference in their community and we are thrilled to have now exceeded the €40,000 mark for the Cork Simon Community’.

Himalaya Yoga Valley look forward to continued success and growth of the Yoga in the Park project and would like to thank all of the clients who attended and supported this project. For more information visit www.yogacorkireland.com, call 021 472 9696, email info@yogacorkireland.com

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