A very successful Yoga & Meditation session organised by Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation for Mental Health with the well qualified Aromatherapist and yoga teacher Alpa Amin. Alpa has been teaching for last 15 years in different parts of UK providing aromatherapy, reflexology complementary therapy yoga and meditation retreats for carers. Thanks to Age UK Croydon for sponsoring Scratchley Hall and Sheela Ajay for all the help and support from preparation through to delivery of the event.
The Laughter Yoga session organised by Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation for Mental Health was a great way to bring the parents and staff of young people, with special educational needs, who attends St Giles, Priory and Bensham Manor Schools. Thanks to Callie Carling, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,CreaTEAvity Consultancy for an enjoyable session, St Giles School for sponsoring the venue and Beena Ali for making all the arrangements.
The event was an opportunity to boost your energy levels, reduce feelings of stress AND improve your physical and emotional wellbeing while joyfully connecting with others. All while learning simple laughter yoga exercises and indulging your inner child with playfulness. It is set at an easy peace along with simple yoga stretches, breathing exercises and meditation, designed to laugh yourself healthy!
Madam Mayor, Cllr Toni Letts and Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed inaugurated First event of the Foundation, First Aid Training at Methodist Church West Croydon supported by Broad Green Big Local and St Johns Ambulance. The event was oversubscribed with hundreds of people in the waiting list. The participants will receive certificates from St Johns Ambulance and it is valid for 3 years.
Dignitaries present at the event were Bishop of Croydon, Jonathan Clark, Colonel Ian McRobbie, Queen’s representative for Croydon and Mr. Rahul Nangare, First Secretary of Indian High Commission.
A number of Councillors and representatives of community and voluntary organsiations and charities and business leaders were also present.
The speakers at the event in addition to Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed, Cllr Toni Letts OBE and Cllr Tony Newman were Mr. Richard Pacitti, Chief Executive of Mind in Croydon and Mrs. Deborah McClusky, Chair of Age UK Croydon.
Aims of the charity
1. Improve and maintain community mental wellbeing by
2. Celebrate older people’s lives.
3. Improve community wellbeing and promote the value of mindfulness.