As fierce as the earthquake in Nepal has been, it is so heartening to see the plethora of appeals and events in our community, on Facebook, and around the world to support the survivors and the rebuilding after the devastation. And it’s so important that we all contribute our small piece into this global community – financial contributions, prayers, love, and action.

I’d like to invite you to two very special events tomorrow evening in Melbourne:

FRIDAY 8th May

1. YOGA CLASS by donation at Gertrude Street Studio – Compassion and Connection in Action

I am offering my 5.30-7pm Embodied Class by donation (suggested $10 minimum) to contribute to the work of The Global Women’s Project directly in Nepal. Gertrude Street Yoga have generously offered to match all donations. It will be a very special class on compassion and connection.

GWP Director, Briony Mackenzie, now living and working in Nepal, was a dedicated student of mine at Gertrude Street, and has since become a dear and inspiring friend. As a volunteer run organisation, 100% of donations go directly to supporting vulnerable women and families affected by the earthquake.

2. Kirtan and Peace Meditation Fundraiser for Nepal

with Sun Hyland, Mel Dobra & Chakradyan

I will be playing violin and singing with Sun Hyland for this special event.

The Art2Healing Project and The Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne Presents a Soulful Evening of Kirtan and Peace Meditation to raise funds for the marginilized communities affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Starts 7.30pm at The Ashtanga Yoga Centre, Argyle St, Fitzroy.
I recommend booking your tix online here as it is likely to sell out!


As many of you already know, on 16 May I’m heading off for 4 months of yoga training, teaching, and adventures… BUT, I will be teaching a very special EMBODIED FLOW WEEKEND WORKSHOP on 20-21 June at Gertrude Street Yoga Studio (I’m coming back for a sneaky week), and of course I would love for you to join me at one of my retreats in Bali in September…


with love,

Mei Lai xo

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