Hannah Bimpson with koala, raising money for the wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires

The Natural Health Hub in Lymington is holding a large yoga/meditation fundraiser on Thursday 30 January for the animals and wildlife that have been blighted by the bushfires in Australia. For two months Australia has been ravaged by the fires. The toll this uncontrollable firestorm has taken is staggering: 27 people have died, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed and 18 million acres have burned (equivalent to 40% of the UK wiped out). It is thought that 1.25 billion animals have been killed, and extinction is closer for those that have survived.


Yoga and meditation evening at SenSpa

The Natural Health Hub’s bushfire fundraising evening will bring together up to 50 yogis for an hour and a half of hatha yoga and meditation. A gentle class, to which anyone who has some yoga experience is welcome, it will take place at SenSpa, the health spa at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, on 30 January 7-8.30pm.

‘I’m sure many people, myself included, are feeling helpless and saddened by the bushfires in Australia,’ says The Hub’s yoga instructor Hannah Bimpson (pictured, with a koala), who instigated the event. ‘It feels as though there isn’t much we can do to help but when people come together with a shared intention it can be a very powerful thing.

‘So please join me on 30 January to hold space for our planet and all those affected. This will be a donation-based class with all the proceeds going to those in need. An hour of yoga followed by a group meditation where collectively we shall send help, love and support. Even if you don’t do yoga or don’t usually meditate we would like you to sit down for 10 minutes at 8pm on the 30th and visualise rainfall over Australia. Or just imagining the country without fire and destruction would be enough.’

Date: Thursday 30 January 7-8.30pm

Cost: free entry (you must book ahead to secure your place) but please donate generously! Donations in cash on the day

How to book: To go to the fundraiser you must secure your place via this Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hubs-fundraiser-for-oz-tickets-89580213831 (cash donations only on the night) and bring your own mat.

How to donate: Alternatively, if you are unable to attend or would prefer to pay by card you can donate to Wires, a wildlife rescue charity that operates in the New South Wales area of Australia, by visiting Hannah’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/h-bimpson.

If you’d like to find out more do not hesitate to give us a call on 01590 670955