Yogathon for Greenpeace 2018

Once again we were blessed with warm sunshine for our second Iyengar Yogathon in Shrewsbury Park.  25 participants donated to Greenpeace to take part and were energised by performing 108 sequences of yoga poses in quick succession, each group of 9 sequences being led by different teachers.   Half way through, the sun emerged as though it responded to our salutations.  After our strenuous efforts we sat in the sun in beautiful Shrewsbury Park against the backdrop of the fabulous oak trees and the sounds of the gently waving leaves eating delicious Cuban food – most welcome.

There is no Planet B!

A representative from Greenpeace talked about what we can all do to limit our use of plastic, which is having such a deleterious effect on our planet.  Many thanks to Kris Inglis, who liaises with Priscilla and the Council so that this event can take place.   Thanks also to Ron and Paul for sorting out the gazebos.  Well over £750 was raised for Greenpeace.

Yoga for Greenpeace

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the significance of 108?  The number 108 is sacred and significant in many ways, appearing in many disciplines from astronomy to yoga:    The number 108 appears in ancient, sacred texts. For example, there are 108 Upanishads and 108 Tantras, and  Mala bead necklaces have 108 beads, which are used to count during meditation.   In Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred points on the body.  In numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity and awakening.   In astronomy, the distance between the Sun and Earth is roughly 108 times the Sun’s diameter.

Written by Cressida Senkus, Iyengar yoga teacher and FSP member

Buy your FSP 2019 calendar today!

At just £5 it is a bargain, and the perfect stocking filler for Christmas.

Just complete the form below, and let us know how you would like to pay – to pay online,  go to the ‘donate now through paypal’ link on the left, and pay £5 per calendar or £5.50 per calendar and envelope.

Calendars will also be on sale at the AGM, October 19th.  Or you can arrange to pick up and pay in person, just email werfsp@gmail.com with your address.

Delivery to the SE18, SE2 or DA16 postcodes is free of charge.  

Look out for flash weekend sale dates in the Park this month!

FSP AGM – Friday 19 October

Annual General Meeting:

Friday 19 October 6-8 pm

at Shrewsbury House (bar open next door)

In addition to the business meeting and election of management committee members there will be time to raise your park ideas and issues.

Our guest speaker is archaeologist, Andy Brockman. He will talk about how our local history is vulnerable to heritage crime and what FSP can do to protect it.

2019 calendars will be on sale (£5)

See you there!

Quiz on the Hill – 9 November

 

Friends of Shrewsbury Park 

Friends of Shrewsbury House

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on the Hill #2

Friday 9 November, 7 for 7.30pm

Shrewsbury House Library Bar

 Bushmoor Crescent SE18 3EG

 

  • Open Bar with snacks available
  • BYO nibbles
  • Tempting Raffle Prizes and Goodie Bags
  • Renowned Quizmasters Dee and Geoff

Book in person at The House, phone 020 8854 3895, or contact bookings@shrewsburyhouse.org

£5 per person, tables of 6 maximum:  Please pay cash or cheque on booking or by 2 November to secure places