Blackpool Yoga session to aid hurricane victims

Yoga at Blackpool Yoga
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Yoga fans are set to strike a few poses to help the relief effort following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

A charity yoga event is being held tomorrow at Yoga Blackpool in Bispham with all proceeds donated to the British Virgin Islands Relief Fund being run by entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Angela Ross from the Queens Promenade yoga studio said they were inspired to lend a hand after seeing the sheer scale of the destruction that Irma had caused.

She said: “It is a chance for people here to help and to try out some yoga.

“We are holding three one hour classes, with a 15 minute break in between, in three different styles of yoga.

“You can come and join us for one class or all three.

“We will have some healthy treats and herbal teas to finish our yoga community gathering.

“All levels are welcome and a great opportunity for complete beginners to experience some different styles of yoga.”

The first session will be Hatha yoga starting at 10am, followed by Vinyasa Flow and then Yin and Meditation which will end at 1.30pm.

Suggested donations are £12 per class and places can be reserved by calling 07949910088.

The Bispham studio was opened a year ago by Angela who had set up her own business after receiving help from Blackpool Council’s Get Started in business scheme.

She added: “The British Virgin Islands need an enormous amount of help to recover from the damage. Richard Branson’s organisation has waived all fees to 100 per cent of donations go to helping the people there.”