Posted 17th July 2017

Whitespace Studio’s special annual charity yoga event at the Peace Pagoda is back on Sunday 13 August raising money for Willen Hospice. 

The al-fresco event returns for a seventh year and promises to bring even more colour and sparkle with its festival theme. 

From the jazziest leggings, flower crowns or a touch of face glitter, participants are encouraged to join in the fun with a touch of festival attire but is not essential to take part. Whitespace Studio will have a glitter station, face painters and spare festival attire on site for those wanting to join in the festival spirit on the day.

Whether a practiced yogi or a yoga novice, the class is designed to be relaxed and enjoyable for all levels and ages. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and a rolled out mat. The yoga studio will be bringing along some spare mats for those who are keen to try out the practice but don’t own one.

At 1.30pm, Yoga Teacher and Studio Director, Deborah Berryman will lead a fun themed 90-minute open air practice in front of the Peace Pagoda at Willen Lake. The class is free but participants are encouraged to make a suggested £10 donation to local charity, Willen Hospice which will be collected by the team on the day. 

Last year, the annual Yoga Social attracted over 200 people with everyone from kids to grandparents, and even dogs taking part. This year is expected to be even bigger with a mixture of experienced practicers as well as new guests – bringing the community together. After the class, everyone is welcomed to bring along delicious food and join in the Yogi Summer Picnic from 3-5pm. 

Deborah Berryman, Founder and Director of Whitespace Studio commented: “We were overwhelmed with the turnout last time and everyone had so much fun with our festival themed class last year which is why we decided to bring it back with a few extra surprises to make it extraordinary.” 

Berryman continues: “We are so proud to be supporting Willen Hospice for another year as it’s a charity dear to our hearts and we’re touched by the work they do. With it being a year of celebrations for MK50, it makes the event even more special so we invite the community to round up friends, families and colleagues for an enjoyable day out.” 

Dawn Clark, Fundraising Manager at Willen Hospice, said, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Whitespace Yoga for their incredible support in holding the Yoga & Picnic event. We’re sure it’s going to be another fantastic day of fundraising to help the specialist care provided by Willen Hospice.  To continue to provide our care, we need to raise £7 every single minute of the year and it’s only thanks to the generosity and support of fundraisers like Whitespace Yoga that can we always be there to care for our patients and their loved ones.” 

Whitespace Yoga and Wellbeing Studio is based in heart of Stony Stratford and offers over 50 classes each week catering to all abilities. The beautiful, light filled studios make the perfect place to escape the daily stresses and outside noises, melt into your yoga mat and let your practice help you relax and feel healthier. 

For further information about Whitespace Studios and its diverse range of classes in Yoga, Pilates or Mediation, visit: www.whitespacestudio.co.uk