The “adventure” part refers to the fact that you’ll be doing your sun salutations and downward dogs on beautiful Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, home of hundreds of breathtaking limestone islets and caves. Organizer Adam Quang, a yoga, tai chi and meditation instructor in Toronto, chose this location because of the epiphany he himself felt while kayaking at sunset here. In his words, “Suddenly, I feel so alive – as if every sense of my being is expanding… I feel connected to all beings… In this moment I think, ‘This is what I want people to experience!’”
Adam connected with me recently through a mutual friend. He thought his work might be right up my alley – he was right. Adam has founded an initiative called the World Karma Project to encourage acts of kindness, which he believes can prevent wars and eradicate hate. According to his math (I haven’t verified this because big numbers intimidate me), if one person performed one good deed per month, and each of those twelve recipients performed good deeds for twelve more people, then by the time this karmic pandemic has spread eight times, over 5 billion people will have been touched by kindness.
read more @ 50 Good Deeds
“Good karma” class Vinyasa Flow
Adam Quang: founder of World Karma Project: Create and promoting inclusive, tolerance and open mindedness.
Yoga Livings Studio
Time: 10 am – 11:30am
Date: Sunday 26th, 2012.
Location: 8 Vo Van Tan, district 3.
(crossway of Pasteur and Vo Van Tan street).
Cost: Free / pay what you can
come early !
1st come, 1st serve.
info [at] yogaliving.com.vn
All proceed will go to The Little Rose Shelter
“The Little Rose Shelter is a project of the non-profit Ho Chi Minh Child Welfare Foundation. The shelter provides care, education and assistance to girls 12-18 years old who are at-risk or victims of sexual abuse, trafficking or labor exploitation.”
Thank you to Adam Quang; Gary Kenniston; Dato Hoang for making this happen
by: Eduardo Sabate
Fab Magazine. Toronto, Canada
February 15, 2012
“Yoga makes for very good sex,” explains Adam Quang. “It gets you in touch with your inner self, cutting down the tension in your body. Every surface of your skin becomes sensitive.” In his previous career as a fashion designer, Quang lived a life that many gay boys would sell their souls and bodies for: designing award-winning costumes, taking trips to New York and sitting in VIP seats at fashion shows. “I was very well paid at a very young age,” says Quang, who hobnobbed with the likes of Edward Norton, William Hurt and Jude Law. He took up yoga to relieve stress and eventually started to teach; his clients soon included celebrities and Saudi royalty. “A lot of gay guys go through their midlife crisis in their 30s or 40s,” he says. “Yoga helps you slow down and stay in the moment.” The ultimate slowdown is Quang’s two-week Vietnamese yoga retreat to Ha Long Bay and Hanoi. The first week is spent in five-star accommodation on a dragon boat with yoga classes on deck. Kayaking, swimming, excursions and Vietnamese cooking classes round out the schedule.
The second week is spent in Hanoi. “It’s not a yoga boot camp,” Quang says. “It’s a yoga retreat; you don’t have anything if you don’t want to.—
“Adam is a wonderful teacher. He manages to teach at several levels in (Taichi ) class while creating a peaceful and relaxing meditative atmosphere” Karen Savoie
Thank you everyone for the great feedback:
Leave class feeling…
“Calm, energized, focused”
“energized but calm; feeling like i’ve accomplished something and improved”
“well informed of the taichi movements + purpose”