Free yoga for everyone

A yoga studio that started off in a little cob building (the Boab Centre) in Kealkill 20 years ago is now Europe’s leading online yoga platform. Based back in her native Netherlands since 2011, Esther Ekhart has launched a Relief Program on her online yoga platform, EkhartYoga, for people around the world feeling affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Over 10,000 people joined the classes in the first five days, which are absolutely free for everyone.

In this crisis it is easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed and afraid. While we can’t change what is happening around us, we can change how we react to it. Staying physically active and relaxed will help us to stay grounded and maintain resilience mentally, physically and emotionally, so we can respond calmly and consciously to this situation. This, in turn, helps keep the immune system strong. 

“We can only begin to imagine the stress of being in isolation. While for the moment, thankfully, the majority of us aren’t in physical danger, we are still affected by the news, concerns about our vulnerable loved ones, and the economic impact of social distancing measures,” says Esther. She continues; “that is why we’ve decided to take action, to share love and calm through yoga and meditation.” 

About the Relief Program

The company has specially curated twelve gentle yoga and meditation classes for everyone who is in need. Whether they’re directly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak or feeling anxious about it. The classes are designed to relieve stress and provide gentle exercise for people who are feeling well but are restricted by quarantine.

For more information about the free Relief Program please visit:

WCP Staff

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