Yoga pop-up to raise funds for animal care

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
SAFE Bunbury foster carer Casey Woodward and staffy -cross red heeler Rhonda warm up with True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicky Smith ahead of this weekend’s fundraiser.
Camera IconSAFE Bunbury foster carer Casey Woodward and staffy -cross red heeler Rhonda warm up with True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicky Smith ahead of this weekend’s fundraiser. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Downward dog and cat-cow poses are set to feature in the Pop up Yoga in the Park fundraiser in Dalyellup this Saturday.

True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicola Smith is hoping to raise much needed money for SAFE Bunbury through the all-inclusive yoga session.

A self-confessed “foster fail”, Mrs Smith said she wanted to do more for the invaluable organisation.

“I’ve always had cats and dogs and I fostered kitten Jamie for SAFE Bunbury last year and I was a foster fail, so we kept him,” Mrs Smith said.

“My husband won’t let me foster any more so I suppose I wanted to have a way to give back to SAFE Bunbury in a different way.

“I thought it was a way, if people wanted to support SAFE and also do something nice for themselves for the new year.”

SAFE Bunbury foster carer Casey Woodward and staffy x red heeler Rhonda warm up with True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicky Smith ahead of this weekend’s fundraiser.
Camera IconSAFE Bunbury foster carer Casey Woodward and staffy x red heeler Rhonda warm up with True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicky Smith ahead of this weekend’s fundraiser. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Mrs Smith is asking for a gold coin donation in exchange for the “slow and subtle” yoga session, which she says is suitable for all ages, levels and body types.

“I know they’re really short of supplies, if people want to donate supplies like kitty litter or dog and cat food, that’s fine as well,” she said.

“I chose the new year as I know that often it is a time that there’s a shortage of foster carers and more animals needing to be cared for or adopted.

“Yoga should be about giving back to the community and giving something to the world, so I thought I’d do something that’s going to fundraise for SAFE Bunbury, promote it and raise awareness around the need for more foster carers.”

The yoga session will be held at Central Lakes Park, Maidment Parade from 8.30am-9.30am on Saturday.

Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

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