From War to Peace with Yoga: Ahimsa's 20 year Journey of Discovery
Swami Ahimsadhara (Helen Cushing)
Free for all current SYTA members.
"In 2003 I started teaching yoga. In 2004 I was asked to teach yoga to Vietnam War veterans. In 2023 I traveled to Finland to teach yoga to Ukrainian refugees. Between 2003 and 2023 I learned much about how yoga can alleviate the psychological suffering caused by war and other traumas. I'm still learning. I'd like to share that journey with you. It's a journey that changed my life. Be ready for a stopover in the jungles of Colombia before we reach the lakes and forests of Finland. After all those air-miles we'll get grounded in Hobart, solving the world's problems over a coffee with a bunch of ageing Aussie war veterans on Tuesdays after yoga".
About Swami Ahimsadhara
Ahimsa started practising yoga in Sydney in 1975, aged 14, for no particular reason. It came in handy many years later when life fell apart at the seams (but that's another story). From 2003-2011 Ahimsa managed the Hobart Yoga & Meditation Centre. From 2012-13 she lived at Bihar School of Yoga where she edited a lot of books, took a lot of photos and taught a lot of yoga. Back in Hobart she picked up where she left off and opened South Hobart Yoga & Meditation (SHYAM). Ahimsa is the author of Yoga Day by Day, and Hope: How yoga heals the scars of trauma. She produced Heroes of Peace, an award-winning film about the war veterans yoga group in Hobart.
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