Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Would you like to support our project, but not sure how? We have T-shirts available now. If you need assistance in purchasing, please contact me, as the shop site is in Japanese. We will be offering some merchandise in English at some point. 100% of profit (after costs) will go towards our Outreach program. 
shop: http://clubt.jp/product/286612.html

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tohoku 2013

Since our last post we have been quite active up in the areas affected by the tsunami, spending around 2 weeks there so far this year. We have been focussing on the areas north of Ishinomaki, up to Kamaishi. As the project develops we intend to increase the scope and area of our project. The area is in desperate need of support, and morale is low. In response to the situation, we decided to produce self study yoga materials. The first of our materials is a routine on a double sided A4 card. The routine has been designed to be suitable for a maximum age and ability range, without the use of props. We took a test routine with us and gave it to individuals, yoga teachers in the area, hospitals, hotels, cafes and volunteer groups. We are planning a follow up trip to asses the effectiveness of the routine and to make any necessary changes. So far the feedback has been extremely positive.

The first side of the 2 sided routine card:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Great first event

Our first fundraiser was a wonderful success. We had around 45 participants. Sarah Shivani of Venus yoga provided a heartwarming and compassionate class. Her personality bubbled over into everyone present, it was an extraordinary emotionally charged purge! Carlos Guerra and his lovely wife Toko san skillfully accompanied the class with their soothing classical Indian music. And Deva Deva cafe provided some extraordinarily nourishing sandwiches! It could not have been better.

Luckily for us, we will hold our next fuundraiser with Yoshida Tomoko of Elephant Yoga on April the 6th. Details coming soon.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Here is one of the images for our upcoming event to raise some money for the Tohku charity. It's very exciting! Deva Deva Cafe has kindly offered to serve healthy vegetarian sandwiches at the event! Yum!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Open Yoga Outreach Fund Raiser

Open Yoga Outreach Fund Raiser

オープンヨガ•アウトリーチ チャリティープロジェクト

Dec 23rd 2011 - 10am Asakadai, Japan
Yoga with live bansuri


Our Outreach program, which will provide a sustainable yoga program for the Tohoku region of Japan, will have a fundraising event on the morning of December the 23rd 2012. The event will be held in Asakadai, Japan from 10 am. Sara Shivani of Venus Yoga will give a healing and transformative yoga class, while Carlos Guerra (international recording artist and teacher) will play live bansuri music. The event will be a donation based class, with all proceeds going towards our Outreach program. For more information, email rob.mcguinness@gmail.com or phone us in Japan on (048) 466-5880.


: プラナライフ(048) 466-5880

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Open Yoga Outreach

Open Yoga: - Outreach Program:
オープンヨガ•アウトリーチ チャリティープロジェクト

Open Yoga is currently working on a charity yoga project for the Tohoku region of Japan. We are designing a sustainable yoga course that we hope to teach to the people affected by the 2011 triple disasters.