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{Fundraiser for Project Prakash} Gentle/Restorative Yoga

This class is free, and donations will be collected to raise funds for Project Prakash.  India is home to the largest population of children with curable blindness. More than 1.2 million people across the country suffer from blindness and nearly 40% of them are curable. Project Prakash was founded to provide children suffering from cataracts and congenital blindness with life-changing eye care and surgeries. Project Prakash is a small grassroots nonprofit in Cambridge and have screened 42,000 children, provided eye care to 1,400 and performed surgeries on 480 children. A simple $200 surgery ensures that these children access quality medical care, but the families they work with earn $1.25 per day to support three generations and could never afford medical care.

About Restorative Yoga:  This all-levels class is designed to calm the mind and release tension in the body. No previous yoga experience is necessary. We will begin with a few minutes of gentle movement to warm up the body before settling into restorative postures. With the use of props, we hold the postures to passively open and stretch the body. The instructor offers hands-on assists, guided relaxation, and breath work throughout the class. This gentle practice will relieve stress and pain in the body so that you feel relaxed, calm, and balanced.

Suggested donation $25.  Donations may be made by cash or check.

More information about Project Prakash:

http://web.mit.edu/sinhalab/prakash.html