YATI organises events to bring together like-minded people together.
Events include kirtan (singing), chanting, special celebrations, slide nights, storytelling and yogic ceremonies such as havan (fire ceremonies), enabling you to deepen your experience and understanding of yoga and meet others who share your interest.
The events promote happy, healthy and strong individuals and communities based on giving, receiving and sharings the gifts of yoga.
Heroes of Peace: Life Beyond Trauma Documentary
Heroes of Peace is a short documentary telling the story of the Hobart veterans yoga group.
Last year YATI decided it was time to share the inspiration of the healing power that yoga and meditation have on the debilitating condition of PTSD. But how to get the word out? By making a film that can be posted online of course!
Ahimsa and local filmmaker Ryan Walsh set to, interviewing the men, their psychologists and their yoga teachers. A deeply moving narrative of courage and transformation unfolded as the veterans and their wives opened up for the camera, telling of their journey from pain and disconnection to lives of peace and happiness.
With so much distress and trouble in the world, this positive and touching tale brings a message of hope. It will be launched at the State Cinema on February 12th 2015 and then posted online so that people everywhere can benefit from this unique knowledge and experience that has been developed right here in Hobart. If you would like to attend the launch, please contact YATI.
Undaunted by the lack of any budget whatsoever, a simple fundraising effort has raised most of the $5,000 needed for basic filming costs. Individuals and the Tasmanian branch of the RSL have given generously to make the film possible. YATI extends heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed so far.
If you want to be part of the project it’s not too late! More money is needed to complete the film to a high quality, cover the cost of the launch and develop a web presence. To donate, simply deposit the amount into the YATI bank account and email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: $100 $250 $500 $1000 other ……….
For direct deposit
Account name: Yoga Association of Tasmania Inc.
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 133 861 344
Reference: your surnamefilm e.g. Smithfilm
Many, many thanks in advance for your generosity. All donors will be personally invited to the film launch. Others who wish to attend, please let us know, as numbers are limited.