Sweat for the Good Stuff is a community initiative that enables you to give back to yourself while also giving back to the world. We collaborate with local businesses around Australia and create bespoke events infused with yoga, mindfulness and community. Through these events we raise funds for local programs that are tackling social isolation. We also work directly with marginalised and socially isolated members of society through our Lovesweats community programs.
Spring has sprung which means we’re bringing back yoga in The Grounds Garden. Join us as the sun goes down for an intimate yoga evening surrounded by an abundance of greenery, florals and fairy lights.
Tuesday 23 October
The evening will kick-off with a grounding 60-min vinyasa yoga sesh led by Sophie Palmer (@sophiepalmeryoga). Following this, we'll melt into a savasana sound meditation (also known as a sound bath) led by the Field of Sound (@fieldofsound). Suitable for all levels!
After class, you can relax and enjoy some post-yoga hangs in the garden while sipping on a selection of The Grounds speciality teas.
Tuesday 27 November
To kick off the silly season, this session will be a playful and energetic 60-min vinyasa yoga flow led by Christian Ralston (@christianralston Christian Ralston Yoga, Movement & Music). After the session, we'll wind down with a guided mindfulness meditation led by Lovesweats founder - Steph Scott.
As always, we encourage you to stick around after class for some post-yoga chats and freshly brewed tea in the gardens.
Ticket $25 (+bf). Profits from the event support our community initiatives.
2018 events so far
Yoga in the garden at the grounds - May
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Sweat for the Good Stuff in May. All of our beautiful yogis who postponed Netflix/the warmth of your bed in order to flow with us, to our incredible teacher Rachael Coopes, our friends at GoodnessMe Box for the treats, Nimbus & Co for your delicious smelling doTERRA Australia oils, UNIT NINE for the beautiful mats, and last but definitely not least, the v special team at The Grounds of Alexandria. Endless thanks for your amazing space, the magic you create in it and the community you connect 100% of profits from the event will be used to support community programs that target the issue of social isolation in Australia. More details (and photos) to come so stay tuned!
Yoga in the garden at the grounds - APRIL
An evening of vinyasa yoga, meditation and healthy treats.
Thanks to everyone who joined us in The Grounds garden in April.
100% of profits from the evening will be used to support upcoming community programs.
sweat for the good stuff in 2017
This was our very first year of Sweat for the Good Stuff. We partnered with some amazingly generous venues to run weekly yoga classes at their locations. Through these classes we raised funds for local NFP organisations who deliver programs and services to people experiencing social isolation and marginalisation. This included mental health surf therapy, support services for the homeless, yoga programs for vulnerable communities, research support for suicide prevention; and school programs that smash the stigma around mental illness.
The LAUNCH of sweat for the good stuff at carriageworks
This legend 👉🏻 @charliesweeney_ created this vid of our launch in The Clothing Store at Carriageworks. This space was built in 1913 and is part of the historic Eveleigh Railway Workshops. The workers used to get fitted for their uniforms here! This year @carriageworks have reopened the space as a collaborative community and arts facility.
A special edition of Sweat for the Good Stuff on R U OK? Day
In recognition of R U OK? Day, we hosted an extra special Sweat for the Good Stuff evening at The Tribe in Darlinghurst. Kicking off at 6pm with a one-hour self-care inspired yoga sesh led by The Tribe's Sweat for the Good Stuff teacher - Phoebe Jones - treated everyone to to a blend of slow vinyasa flow and yin peppered with mini massages and chilled out beats. Then health coach and mental health advocate, Stef Jung (@wholesomestef), guided everyone through a journaling mediation and finished with a couple of R U OK inspired activities. All profits raised will go to R U OK, a suicide prevention charity in Australia, reminding people that having meaningful conversation with mates and loved ones could save lives.
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