Our Friends in the Community
Samanata Yoga Wear
Dharma Shala student and co-founder of Samanata Michelle Manera, has created beautiful and conscious yoga wear! Samanata combines recycled fabrics made from post-consumer materials and discarded products with the creative flair of travelling artists, a local environmentally conscious digital printer and local stretchwear manufacturers to produce Samanata leggings for your practice. 10% of Samanata’s profits are dedicated to projects for survivors of human trafficking. Gift yourself a pair of these gorgeous leggings today!
The Possibility Project
The Possibility Project is a Sydney-based social enterprise co-founded by Kath and Kim. The organisation does some incredible work with below poverty communities in Jaipur, India. In collaboration with these communities they have created slumwear108 – which is a range of gorgeous products made through vocational training. You can see details of their newest project, the PeaceMaker here. All profits are helping to build Sparrow Sanitation, a project directed towards nurturing well being through access to improved sanitation and education services.
To learn more, watch this gorgeous short film, made with the help of The Conscious Club. It is a wonderful introduction to Kath and Kim and their spirit of ‘possibility’.
OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling funks like depression, anxiety and bipolar with a simple recipe; salt-water, surfing, good mates and Fluro Fridays.
OneWave holds weekly Fluro Friday sunrise sessions at 6.30am South Bondi Beach to raise awareness for mental health. We dress up in the brightest outfits possible and surf/swim/do yoga. Fluro makes people smile and it gets people asking important questions, which are normally avoided about mental health.
It’s important to us folk here at Dharma Shala to support such an incredible initiative in our Bondi community. Come down, get involved, free the funk, and help spread awareness that it’s ok to not be ok and that there is support out there. Everyone is welcome and it is a free event!
Sevenways Health Centre
Sevenways’ Health Centre in North Bondi, is known and respected both locally and nationally for their friendly, affordable and effective health care. Their team of Bartley (Acupuncture), Adam (Osteopathy), Kerrie (Reflexology), Irene and Kumiko (Remedial Massage) are there to offer you their extensive knowledge, experience and treatment skills in a quiet, restful clinic 7 days a week.
They can show you how lifestyle choices, your work environment and stress can put a strain on your body creating pain, fatigue and sleeplessness. With a specialised Treatment Plan and practical advice, the team will help you to function at an optimal level so that you can experience greater wellbeing in body, mind and spirit.
She Births® is designed to give the power of childbirth back to the woman and her partner in the most natural way possible. The course prepares you with knowledge and resources from the moment you register, right through to your baby’s arrival and the months thereafter.
Nadine also offers a unique and feminine approach to yoga that honours a woman’s many different phases and stages throughout her life. It is dynamic, nurturing and healing. She has also developed a truly unique and dynamic prenatal yoga style. Every class allows you to prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for the birth of your baby and the birth of the ‘mother within’.
Nadine teaches prenatal yoga classes at The Dharma Shala Bondi Yoga School