JCI Wellness Event in aid of Cork Simon Community

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JCI Cork & Himalaya Yoga Valley Wellness Event in aid of the Cork Simon Community

JCI Cork and Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork invite you to an evening of relaxation and yoga at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Penrose Wharf on Thursday 23rd November. Starting at 6pm, the event in aid of the Cork Simon Community will be presented by Emer Harrington of Himalaya Yoga Valley. Emer will give a short talk on the physical and mental benefits of yoga – particularly for those leading busy lives. This will be followed by a one hour yoga class, with a focus on calming breathing techniques and yoga poses that you can practice at home to help build strength and flexibility. The evening will continue with some healthy refreshments and networking.

JCI Cork is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing leadership and personal development opportunities for people in their 20’s and 30’s. JCI Cork is part of JCI Ireland and a larger worldwide organisation with a global membership of over 200,000 in 120+ countries. During the year, they run training for members and the general public, community projects and also flagship projects such as the Friendly Business Awards. “We are very excited to partner with Himalaya Yoga Valley on this event and hope to raise much needed funds and awareness of the wonderful work that the Cork Simon Community are doing here in our city” said JCI Cork President, Carol O’Donovan.

Himalaya Yoga Valley recently received the 2017 National Friendly Business Award for Community Impact from JCI Ireland. The award recognised their friendly staff, excellent customer service and the huge impact the business has made in the local community through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which include Yoga in The Park. Yoga in the Park brings the whole yoga community together to help the Cork homeless crisis. Himalaya Yoga Valley are also running Meditate by Donate classes at their Penrose Wharf Centre on a Saturday morning at 9am and at their Ballincollig Centre on a Sunday morning at 9am. These initiatives have now raised over €40,000 for the Cork Simon Community.  “We are very proud of the yoga community we’ve grown in Cork over the past five years,” said Director Maeve O’Brien.  “We were delighted to receive the National Friendly Business Award for Community Impact which recognises the impact we have made in our local community.  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. All our staff get great satisfaction from helping others through yoga and making a difference in their community.”

“Everyone has a role to play in fighting homelessness. Himalaya Yoga Valley Cork have done an excellent job over the years in facilitating people to take an easy and active role in addressing the growing homeless crisis in Cork. As the number of people turning to us for help continues to increase, we welcome their partnership with JCI Cork to host another community event in support of our work, with their Wellness Event on November 23rd. With conscientious and generous support from the community, we are keeping our doors open around-the-clock, every day of the year for everyone who needs our help.” Dermot Kavanagh, Director.

Online registration is essential for this event as spaces are limited. A minimum donation of €15 is requested and you can book online through Eventbrite. For further information ring 021 4279696.

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