Narendra Modi the Indian Prime Minister had lobbied the United Nations for International Yoga Day and the UN finally agreed in autumn 2014. The first International Day of Yoga was held on 21st June 2015.

The chosen day is the summer equinox- longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere; so even more time to enjoy yoga!

Thank you to everyone who joined with my celebrations at my free yoga classes on Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2015.

I was also celebrating my 5 year anniversay of teaching yoga in Devizes (my first yoga home was the Devizes Quaker Meeting House).

The weather allowed all three classes to be held in the Scout Hall garden.
Yay!

Photos alongside of each of the sessions and
in the final column pix of the vegan yoga balls, with recipes for both the nut and non nut versions. I was very glad that most people liked them and hope you enjoy making them at home too. (Please do not fear they are very, very easy; I am not an advanced cook!)

















Recipe for non-nut vegan yoga balls

Large packet of dried figs
Small packet of dried blueberries
Small packet of dried cherries
Cocoa Powder

Heat figs gently in a pan with a little water, stirring constantly until become soft and mushy.

Take off heat  and add other ingredients.

Take a tablespoon of mixture, roll in cocoa powder, put in case and try to count to 10 before consumption!

Recipe for nut vegan yoga balls

Large packet dried dates
Large packet ground almonds
Small packet chopped brazil nuts

Heat dates gently in a pan with a little water, stirring
constantly until become soft and mushy.

Take off heat  and add other ingredients.

Take a tablespoon of mixture, roll in cocoa powder, put in case and try to count to 10 before consumption!