Sustainable Development Goal YOGA

Photography: Adam Ruby Photography

Photography: Adam Ruby Photography

Sustainable development goal yoga was such a great experience - a way to integrate all that I want to remember and the ways in which I want to move into this world - without having to remember it with my conscious mind.
— Sustainable Cities Conference Attendee
Photo: Adam Ruby Photography

Photo: Adam Ruby Photography

Enjoy a 60 minute yoga practice that assigns each pose one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This practice marries mindfulness to international development and allows the audience to remember each goal on a cellular level rather than with their conscious mind.

An example from the class: We start with a short centering, closing our eyes and beginning to notice the breath. We notice how our breath is inextricably linked to all of those around us and that’s where we weave in Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals. Just like the sustainable development goals, the breath knows no borders. Private sectors, civil societies and governments must come together to work towards the goals.

From there we move into a variety of poses that are intended to create connections and associations in the mind that help one to remember and, more importantly, to feel the SDGs. For example, in tree pose, we talk about forests and their impact on climate action, our food sources, and ultimately for the health and well being of our Universe.

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BCCIC + I co-hosted a webinar during International Development week that explains the background of the SDGs, the background of the practice, and walks through a 20 min. sample of the practice.

FACILITATORS

For teachers and facilitators who would like to take the SDG yoga practice to their schools, conferences or yoga studios, there is a teacher training available. This includes the teaching manual and a private one-on-one call with Tamara to ensure the integrity of the practice remains intact.

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INDIVIDUALS

You can purchase the full SDG yoga practice for $5.

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PRESS / MEDIA

GECCO’s event Self-Care for World Care: Yoga For the Global Goals was featured the Global News on November 25 and in Kelowna Now.  To align the two aspects of sustainable development: self-care and global-care, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were each followed by a yoga pose. GECCO once again featured a countdown to the event starting 17 days in advance with posts on Facebook for each of the Goals.  The event was a success in engaging people from different backgrounds to the global goals. Our event featured a yoga mat door prize from Mantra Yoga Mat and tea and chocolates from Globally Fair .

WHAT ARE THE SDGS?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the world’s collective vision for achieving a better planet for all by 2030. They were developed through negotiations among all United Nations countries and were unanimously adopted in September 2015.

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