«Before the Flood» screening, 11/11 at 7:00 PM

«Before the Flood» is a documentary about climate change directed by Fisher Stevens and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It has just debuted (October 30, 2016) on the National Geographic Channel and is widely available free of charge.

Leonardo DiCaprio is not only an Oscar-winning actor but an environmental activist as well. He has made his foundation to promote environmental awareness being 24 years old back in 1998. In 2014, he was appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change, he also spoke to the members signing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. To create this movie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens have been travelling for 3 years to watch what's happening on the planet and to discuss it with famous leaders such as Barack Obama and John Kerry, Pope Francis, inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, global sustainability issues scientist Johan Rockström.

That's how DiCaprio introduced the film:

«We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world's climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point. [..] We wanted to create a film that gave people a sense of urgency, that made them understand what particular things are going to solve this problem. We bring up the issue of a carbon tax, for example, which I haven't seen in a lot of documentaries. Basically, sway a capitalist economy to try to invest in renewables, to bring less money and subsidies out of oil companies. These are the things that are really going to make a massive difference.»

We will show the movie in our yoga hall via projector. During this screening, we will also provide tea and some snacks.

Entrance is for donation, everybody is WELCOME! Come and invite your friends!

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«Letter from the Mountain» screening, 28/10 at 7:00 PM

«Letter from the Mountain» (Amida-do dayori) is a philosophical drama made by Takashi Koizumi (Japan) in 2002.

Its plot is based on a urban Japanese couple's decision to move to the country and their deep understanding of experience they've got after making it real. In this slow, quiet and poetical movie, you will see Asian authenticity and its traditional village life and, for sure, will think about vital values, the nature of life and death.

We will show the movie in our yoga hall via projector, with English subtitles displayed.

During this movie screening, we will also provide rosella tea and some snacks.

Entrance is for donation, everybody is WELCOME! Come and invite your friends!

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«Home» documentary screening, 14/10 at 7:00 PM

«Home» is a stunning documentary made by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and produced by Luc Besson in 2009. Being composed of aerial shots (from a small helicopter) through all over the world, it shows the diversity of life on Earth, environment and other global problems humanity is dangerously facing these days.
 
Fantastic views are accompanied with breathtaking music and sorrowful but realistic, sensible narration made by those who care about our Planet.

«It's time to come together. What's important is not what's gone, but what remains. We still have half the world's forests, thousands of rivers, lakes and glaciers and thousands of thriving species. We know that the solutions are there today. We all have the power to change. So what are we waiting for?»

It is the first film screening in our yoga hall that will become a tradition in Yoga House & Spa. We will also have tasty VEGAN masala tea and some snacks!

Entrance is for donation, everybody is WELCOME! Come and invite your friends!

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Yoga and Veganism workshop, 01/10 at 10:00 AM

This workshop is named The Subtle Link Between Yoga And Veganism. The bridge between Yoga and Veganism is Ahimsa: Non Violence. Being kind to yourself and being kind to others.

In this 3 hour workshop made by Sharda ten Hove we will go deeper into the reasons and motivations of veganism as well as exploring the essence of yoga through making connection with our inner truth.

Sharda became a vegetarian at the age of 10 and converted to a vegan lifestyle few years ago. She completed an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle training as well as several Yoga teacher trainings and from 2011 she started to share the practice of Yoga. For Sharda, Yoga is a tool to tune into a peaceful place which we all carry within.

Program:

  • 10:00—11:00. Shakti Yoga Practice: a powerful practice that will raise your body temperature and awaken your inner freedom. This practice includes a long savasana (relaxation) and short meditation.
  • 11:00—12:00. Talk, short awareness video (non cruel to keep it Ahimsa style) and open group discussion on the link between Yoga and Veganism. During the talk there will be vegan chai and home made vegan chocolate.
  • 12:00—12:40. Yin meditation practice. By staying longer in certain poses we melt deeply into our bodies and subconsciousness. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time.
  • 12:45—13:15. Delicious and healthy vegan lunch.

All food, snacks and chai will be home made by Yoga House & Spa vegan cafe.

Price is 1500 THB. A proceed from the workshop will be donated to an animal liberation organization.

Anyone can join, you don't need to have practiced yoga before or be vegan!

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