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Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project Returns to Newark

Aug 31, 2013 02:29PM

On Sunday, September 22, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the Global Mala Yoga for Peace Proj­ect, returning to Newark for the seventh year. The event, heldat the Newark School Stadiumfrom 9am to 3:30pm (with doors opening at 8:15am), featuresMayor Cory Booker as the keynote speaker. Other notable present­ers will include Tao Porchon-Lynch, believed to be the world’s oldest Yoga teacher, Beryl Bender Birch, Suzanne Bryant, Fred DeVito, Sue Elkind, Elisabeth Halfpapp, Jillian Pransky, and David Romanelli.

Open to all, there will be separate yoga and meditation events for kids and adults; live music; vendors offering food, free massage and raffles; and many other prizes. The first 250 to sign up will receive a special gift bag, worth more than $300. The event will also be live streamed by Studio Live TV, so people can participate from anywhere.

The event takes its name from the sacred mala prayer beads used in India and Tibet as meditation guides.The Global Mala Project will benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief, Newark Yoga Movement, theCommunity Food Bank, Ashrams for Autism and other charities and projects supported by local community leaders.

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