Events

 

Make a difference to one of our Mukti children's lives and benefit yourself at the same time!

Join James for a charity Sunday morning online get-together!

 

Spend a lovely Sunday morning enjoying a revitalising & invigorating 1 hour with Garuda's James D'Silva on the mat ~ online via Zoom.

Following that, Swami Ambikananda, will discuss Pranayama and give some introductory breathwork practices for 45 minutes.


Date: Sunday 8th November
Timings: 11 am - 1 pm

TO BOOK PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO GARUDA:
https://www.thegaruda.net/product/mukti-charity-class-sunday-8th-november-at-11am/


This is a free event - donate at: Mukti's JustGiving page.

 


 

 

Mukti Fundraiser 2020


A Portraiture Date Night!

Have fun learning the art of portraiture while raising funds for our street kids.


Yogini Laura Truesdale who runs successful art courses through her academy, Brushtrokes Courses (www.brushstrokes.courses), is doing an online one-night special for Mukti.

Bring your loved one ~ they can join in ~ or a photo and learn the art of lovingly drawing a much-loved face.


VIA ZOOM

Date : Wednesday
28th October 2020
Time : 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

Sign up at: https://brushstrokes.courses/store

And make your donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brushstrokescourses

 

 


 

 

Mukti Fundraiser 2020

Yogini Laura knew that once lockdown came into force, our fund-raising would suffer a blow.  She then went into action.  She opened a ‘Just Giving’ page and requested donations for her hair-shave.  In the process she raised a whopping  £1,280 and all the funds came to Mukti.

THANK YOU LAURA!

She is beautiful both : with her long locks and with shaven head ~ but, we have to admit, we love the shaven head look.

 


 

 

We know you love your Yoga

YOGA IN THE DARK

Now try it a totally new way!

In support of an appeal by the RNIB Traditional Yoga Association teachers will be taking classes once a month in which all participants (except the teacher!) are blindfolded.

 

"Feel it don't think it."
~ Yogin Arjuna

 

 

Yogini Luci is donating her studio space and TYA Teachers are donating their time and skills.

Participants are asked to make a donation.

ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO THE RNIB.

Venue : Luci Trendle Yoga Studio, Amners Farm, Amners Farm Road, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3UE

 

Date : Last Friday of every month
Time : 7 to 8.30p.m.

 

Enquiries : Uddhava 0118 9581817 or uddhava@TradiioanlYoga.org

 

 

Fri 31st Jan 2020 : Luci Trendle

Fri 28th Feb 2020 : Swami Ambika

Fri 27th Mar 2020 : Uddhava

 


 

 

Sponsored
Garba
for MUKTI

28th September 2019

 

ABOUT GARBA

Garba is a traditional dance from the Gujarat area of India. It is a circle dance usually done during Autumn harvest time. Traditionally ~ like the Sufi dance which Garba pre-dates ~ it was meant to invoke an ecstatic state of mind in the dancer.
This year we will have a Garba teacher who will teach us first the basic Garba and once we’re familiar with the steps we will all dance it together to live musicians for 45 minutes.
Each song takes about 3 minutes, so in a 45 minute dance there will be about 15 songs.
Each participant can decide for themselves how many songs they remain in the dance for. After a short break to eat, listen to live music and catch our breath, those of us still standing will step up to learn the next dance called ‘Dandiya Rasa’. It comes from the Garba tradition but has the addition of sticks (dandiya). They represent the swords of Durga as she fought the forces of darkness. With our sticks we join the musicians in creating the rhythm of the dance.
Again, once we know the basic moves, we will begin a thirty minute dance (about 10 songs).

 

MAXIMUM POSSIBLE DANCES: 25
(Participants can choose to do less.)


VENUE
Our Lady of Peace Community Centre,
338 Wokingham Road, (A329),
Earley, Reading RG6 7DA

 

Entrance free to all with Sponsorship.
Entrance free to children.
Adults entrance if not sponsored : £5/-

DOORS OPEN AT 2.30 P.M.


 

 

keep moving ~ for charity

Whether you are yogaing, dancing or tangoing, join us on the 29th of June at the Goring Village Hall from 9.30 to 13.00. Refreshments will be available. Donations will be for the benefit of the Mukti project.

The Mukti Project raises funds for and awareness of those whose lives are lived without what many of us take for granted: a home, an education, a loving environment. In India MUKTI gives grants to a home for street children just outside Delhi and a home for abandoned HIV Positive boys and girls also in Delhi and in the UK to various charities for the homeless.

 

09.30-10.30 : Yoga with Daniela

10.30-10.50 : Meditation with Swami Ambikananda

11.00-11.50 : Zumba with Daniela (first 10 mins salsa/merengue/cha-cha basic steps)

12.00-13.00 : Argentine Tango withBarbara, Reading Tango Club

 

For info email: d.capasso67@gmail.com

Donation : Minimum £10 ~ or more if the spirit moves you


 

SPONSERED SWIM FOR MUKTI by Eleanor Newman

Elanor Newman Image

On Sunday, 26th May ~ with land temperatures in the area at just 16º ~ Eleanor Newman took a wild swim for our Mukti Project.
Supported by other swimmers in the Uwim team, she swam Boundary Lake in Cheshire and raised £1008.91.
Thank you Eleanor ~ and thanks to all of your team who supported you and all who sponsored you.
All monies raised goes to projects supporting homeless children and young adults in India. At Christmas time we also send funds to support homeless projects in the UK.
For an update on our funding, please click here.
To all those have supported the MUKTI Project over the years, we send our deepest gratitude.

MUKTI RAFFLE 2018

www.MuktiRaffle2018.org

All funds go to MUKTI

Two Fabulous Prizes

1. Raffle for THE BHAGAVAD GITA - SIGNATURE EDITION

2. Raffle for THE YOGA-SUTRAS OF PATANJALI - SIGNATURE EDITION

Click on the tickets to visit the website and order tickets

Closing Date : 20th November 2018

 

Surya Namaskar~athon

(Sun Salutations ~ lots of them!)
2nd December 2018 2.30p.m.

Reading Hindu Temple, 112 Whitley Street, RG2 0EQ

Join us for a pre-Christmas give-away as we raise money for homeless people with Yoga.

Get sponsored for a doing your health-giving Sun Salutations and breathe easy afterwards, knowing you’ve done good.

There will be lots of Christmas goodies on sale ~ home-made biscuits and sweets for Christmas.

 

WE WILL ALSO BE DOING THE DRAW OF OUR

FABULOUS 2018 LOTTERY.

http://www.muktiraffle2018.org/



World Yoga Festival 19-22 JULY 2018 READING , UK


The fabulous World Yoga Festival that invites teachers from all over the world to come to Berkshire for 3 days of the year to celebrate and share Yoga, has this year invited a number of Traditional Yoga Teachers to teach.

Teaching this year are:

Swami Ambikananda (Friday only)

Luci Trendle

Vikki Philpott

Laura Finch

Ben Parkes

 

To see the blog by Swami Ambikananda written for this year's festival go to: BLOG

To book for the festival go to : World Yoga Festival - click here



Talk by Prof. Ravi Ravindra on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 7.30 pm

Inner Transformation through Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Krishna reveals himself in the Bhagavad Gita as an incarnation of the Highest Divinity. In the process of teaching his disciple Arjuna who is confused about what is the right action, Krishna says that no action can be right until the actor is right, and that in order to be the right actor one must practice the discipline of Yoga. Also, that the purpose of Yoga cannot be fulfilled without undertaking yajña involving a sacrifice of one’s attachment to the level one is at as well as some benediction of forces (devas) higher than oneself.

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Ravi Ravindra has agreed to give us a talk on the Bhagavad Gita. This is one of the major texts on Yoga and as Raviji has recently published a commentary on the Gita, this should be an inspiring talk for all of us. There is ample parking and tea and biscuits will be available.

Venue:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading
Caversham Bridge
Richfield Avenue
Reading
Berkshire RG1 8BD

 

For further details and to book a place please contact Uddhava on uddhava@traditionalyoga.org


Discussion / debate 30 March 2017 ~ 7 to 9 pm

Speakers include:
Swami Ambikananda
Dav Panesar
Dr. Peter Malinowski
Dr. Miguel Farias

Chaired by Dr. Jonathan Jong

For more details go to:

http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/research-events/2017/evening-conversations-on-being-human/



MUKTI Lottery 2016


www.HelpMakeAFuture.com

All funds go to Mukti

Some of the fabulous prizes:

  • First Prize is £1,000 of Garuda Training www.thegaruda.net
  • Six hour tutorial with award-winning Filmmaker Simon Chambers.
  • A Special Edition Bhagavad Gita.
  • One very large Figuier Diptyque candle
  • Dinner for two at Sexy Fish Restaurant in London, up to the value of £200
  • Two tickets for an Arsenal home game
  • Hair make-over with a Senior Stylist at Michael van Clarke in London
  • Two tickets for Swan Lake at the Albert Hall on Sunday 5th June 2016 at 2.30 pm

Closing date: 15th May 2016
Draw date: 26th May 2016




Mukti Lottery 2015

The draw for the 02 On Stage Together Sting and Paul Simon was done at the Garuda Studio in London on 31 March. Everyone present had a chance to give the barrel of tickets a turn and young Oliver gave it a final few rolls before Tony Tabatznik ~ a long-term supporter of Mukti ~ dipped his hand in and removed the winning ticket. He also drew a second reserve ticket that was placed in a sealed envelope.

The winning ticket belonged to Melissa Sheppard. A very sad Melissa has had to decline the prize due to a work engagement that she is unable to get away from, and the prize then passed onto that reserve ticket-holder. The lucky person therefore going to the 02 concert with the Mukti prize is the reserve ticket-holder John Cardy from Fareham, who tells us he is taking his wife, Charlene.

Congratulations John.
Thank you to everyone for your support.


Fabulous prize : Sting and Paul Simon on State Together at the O2 +++

~ meet Sting!

~ enjoy a night at a London hotel plus dinner.

All funds raised go to MUKTI.



SURYA NAMASKAR–ATHON™ 2014

The Surya Namaskar-athon is MUKTI’s biggest fund-raising event. It is a chance to practise charity and Yoga by getting sponsorship for any number of Sun Salutations Yogins choose to do.
In June 2014 Yogins from different schools gathered in Reading for the 2014 Surya Namaskar–athon.
Everyone who participated brought their sponsorship forms and got down to doing their Sun Salutations accompanied by the music of the Ryewolf quartet. During the afternoon we were joined by Vaneet – tabla player supreme, and Yoga student Raju Bharti led us through the new Mangala Namaskar Vinyasa developed specially for the occasion by James D’Silva of Garuda Studio.
MUKTI’s ‘Yoga Ladies’ kept serving up the delicious food they had prepared so Yogins could re–fuel. As prizes for our raffle, MUKTI’s patron Trudie Styler sent a super-hamper of Lakehouse organic produce and other goodies, and James D’Silva donated a private lesson. There were also prizes of beautiful plants and children’s toys.
In two hours enthusiastic Yogins raised £12,000 for MUKTI to donate to projects in India and the UK.

Well done and THANK YOU, Yogins!



MUKTI’s 2013 Lottery – Celebrate with Sting in New York

As usual our patron Trudie Styler came through for us in 2013. She and her husband Sting offered the fantastic prize of two tickets to see Sting perform live at his ‘invitation only’ birthday concert in New York, where he would be singing songs from his new album ‘The Last Ship’ for the first time in public. The prize included the return flight to New York for our winner and their guest, plus five-nights’ stay at a luxury NY hotel. MUKTI added £500 spending money to the prize.
From June to August lottery tickets flew out across the country, and on the 9th of September superstar Uri Geller attended a dinner with MUKTI supporters and did the prize draw. The lucky winner's name he drew from the barrel of 8000 tickets was Alison Fergie from Bognor Regis. A long-time Sting fan, she was thrilled to win and took her sister with her to NY. Alison very generously donated the cash element of the prize back to MUKTI!
Alison said of her trip: “The concert was excellent, Sting and the band were on good form, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I wanted to take a gift for Sting's birthday, but what do you give a man who has everything, so I thought it would be fun to take him a stick of Bognor Regis rock – which made him laugh. The weather was glorious for nearly all the week and we had a fabulous time.”
Thanks to Trudie and Sting and Alison and the wonderful public who bought tickets, MUKTI's 2013 Lottery raised nearly £16,000.

Please read about the Grants MUKTI has donated over the years to various Projects .


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