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. 

 

WHAT'S coming up

 

Yoga in the garden at the grounds

TUESDAY 22 MAy

Join us in The Grounds Garden for an intimate yoga evening surrounded by an abundance of greenery, florals and fairy lights. We’ll be warming up the Garden area (with our newly installed heaters) to make sure it’s extra cosy for this special event.

Due to the popularity of our April session, we are bringing you two class options for our May evening. Starting with a beginners vinyasa flow at 6pm, followed by an open level vinyasa class at 7:15pm. After each session, there will be a selection of The Grounds speciality teas to sip on, and a take-home goodie box of GoodnessMe treats.

Beginners Garden Flow (6:00pm-7:00pm)
Led by Rachael Coopes, this class is perfect for yoga newbies and anyone looking for a grounding vinyasa flow that focuses on alignment and breath.

BOOK HERE: http://bit.ly/thegardensyoga

Open-level Garden Flow (7:15pm-8:15pm)
In this more advanced session, Rachael Coopes will lead students through a dynamic flow that integrates stronger sequencing with breath and practical, down-to-earth philosophy.

BOOK NOW: http://bit.ly/thegardensyoga

Tickets are $25 (+bf) and include a 1-hour vinyasa yoga class, The Grounds Tea, GoodnessMe Box treats, and the opportunity to learn about doTerra Essential Oils & chat with their ambassadors. Guests also receive 10% off The Potting Shed for a post-yoga dinner or drink.

By being part of this experience, you are also making a social impact. 100% of profits from the evening will be used to support upcoming Lovesweats community programs. 

Yoga mats will be provided.

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Class timing:

5:30pm: Doors open, guests are invited to wander the gardens, and say hi to Kevin Bacon and his furry pals

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Beginners Garden Flow led by Rachael Coopes

Guests can relax in the Garden after the session and enjoy a selection of locally brewed tea from The Grounds.

7:15pm - 8:15pm: Open-Level Garden Flow led by Rachael Coopes

Guests can relax in the Garden after the session and enjoy a selection of locally brewed tea from The Grounds.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class and check in with our team in The Grounds Garden.

 Photo cred:  @thegrounds

Photo cred: @thegrounds

 

2018 events so far

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.

Special thanks to our wonderful teacher Emily Luke, Unit Nine for the mats, GoodnessMe for the treats and our amazing venue partner - The Grounds of Alexandria.  

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. 


Businesses and Teachers

If you're keen to become a SFGS host or teacher, please register your interest below. 

Can't wait to hear from you!