A FEAST OF FRIENDLY STRANGERS
A beautifully crafted experience flowing with delicious food, music and special activities.
This experience is designed to highlight the raw and real beauty of being human. Emphasising the simple fact that we are all intrinsically connected, even when we feel alone.
You know that buzz of energy you get when you really, truly connect with someone? When there is no small chat, no filters, no trying to be cool or trying to impress. Just humans being human (struggles and all). In fact, it’s normally the struggles, challenges and vulnerabilities that make the exchange all the more real, impactful and lasting. These connections remind us that we’re not alone, they fill us up with love, they make us feel alive.
Feast of friendly strangers is designed to draw out these experiences.
For each feast, we will release a small number of spots to the general public (you guys!!)! With the funds raised through our Sweat for the Good Stuff events we'll also be inviting people from the community that are experiencing (or are particuarly vulnerable to) social isolation and exclusion.
Event location and dates will be announced soon. Register your details below to be kept in the loop.
Mindfully made WORKSHOPS
These one-day workshops are a carefully curated mix of activities, discussions and strategies centred around mindfulness and mental health. The workshops are designed in collaboration with experts in their field; ranging from yoga, meditation, nutrition, social science, psychology, music, design, and more. The workshops are open to the general public and will be run in Sydney (to start with). Funds raised through our Sweat for the Good Stuff events will also enable us to offer a couple of sponsored spots each session to the community. These spots will be allocated in consultation with local NFP organisations.
Date and venue details to be announced shortly. If you would like to be notified, please register your interest below.
COMMUNITy YOGA PROGRAMS
Making yoga accessible
Part of our approach to tackling social isolation is to make yoga accessible and we do this by running yoga programs with vulnerable communities in Sydney. We collaborate with organisations that work within the space, and develop tailored yoga sessions for their communities. We have run programs with The Wayside Chapel in Bondi and Kings Cross, Rough Threads, and Vinnies at their Ozanam Learning Centre.
More than a pose
The community classes offer individuals who are experiencing forms of social isolation and marginalisation, an opportunity to learn and practice the core principles of yoga, relax their body and mind, and incorporate positive and healthy habits into their routine. This is just a part of it though says Lovesweats founder, Steph Scott.
A big thing I see in the community classes I run is connection. Space is created through the yoga activity that gets people feeling comfortable and more at ease than when they came into the class. I think a really valuable part of the class are the chats and discussions that happen after (or sometimes during).
The goal of these community classes isn't getting people to touch their toes or do tricky asanas, for me it's about creating a safe space for people to feel connected and cared for.