We are delighted to announce that the Yjoti Yoga Yogathon has raised over £1200 in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
The funds raised will support personnel and veterans of the British Armed Forces living with life-changing physical and psychological trauma in service of their country through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
Since it’s establishment in May 2016, as a result of Captain David’s tragic death running the London Marathon, the fund has raised over £260,000 and supported over two hundred beneficiaries rebuild their lives.
Jyoti Yoga is a Scottish based teacher training school which was founded in 2016 and directed by Morag Wilson, Sue Turner and Carmelina Griffin. The training school creates pathways and opportunities for people across all sectors of the community to experience the health, mental wellness and the holistic value of yoga.
Morag Wilson said:
“The Yogathon has been a truly fitting way to finish the 2016/17 Yoga Teacher Training Course. Working through 108 rounds of the traditional Sun sequence, which equates to around 2100 Yoga postures.
“It was fun and so worth doing – supporting this cause and supporting our fellow student Libby Seath, the Mother of David. We have all become so close through the course and this really brought the group together in love and support for the family and to those ex service men and women who will benefit from this event.”
Libby Seath said:
“Sunday’s Yogathon was an absolutely amazing day; the perfect culmination to a year’s training with Morag Wilson’s JYOTI teacher training school. Morag has been my yoga tutor for over 17 years and suggested the fundraiser a few months ago.
“Everyone embraced the idea and there was a real sense of fun on the day with several people dressing up! I want to extend a huge thank you to Morag, Carmelina and Sue, the tutors and to all my fabulous companion teachers that have shown me such love and support during the last year.
“Thanks also, to all those who have shown their support, in donating money to help wounded injured and sick veterans, who will then be supported to rebuild their lives with grants from The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.”
Lindy Patterson said:
“Taking part in the yogathon in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund was a fitting way to mark the completion of our year long yoga course. The day was both uplifting and emotional. We have grown, healed and changed throughout our course and this mirrors the great work the memorial fund does and the changes those helped through the fund experience.”
Lisa Mulube said:
“A great way to end our yoga training, coming together and dedicating an afternoon to raise funds for such a special charity. Yoga is about that union of light and spirit and that was evident in the fun, atmosphere and determination of all the Jyoti yogis that took part.”