Yoga Fix Mackay owner Liz Eales will be leading the attempt to break the record for Australia's largest yoga lesson in a shopping centre.
Yoga Fix Mackay owner Liz Eales will be leading the attempt to break the record for Australia's largest yoga lesson in a shopping centre.

Why 200 people will be doing yoga in a busy shopping centre

IN A national record attempt, more than 200 people will be stretching out their muscles and finding inner peace at a busy Mackay shopping centre.

As part of Queensland Mental Health Week, Caneland Central will host a one-hour beginners yoga lesson early Saturday morning in an attempt to break the record for Australia’s largest yoga lesson in a mall.

The record attempt, a first for Mackay, aims to teach yoga while raising money for suicide prevention charity Grapevine Group.

All participants will be asked to make a gold coin donation.

Centre manager Simon De Barro said Lendlease had made a commitment to match the public’s contribution, up to the value of $1500.

Mackay Region Mayor Greg Williamson and Mackay Cutters vice-captain Jayden Hodges are among those already committed to pulling on their yoga pants for the fundraiser.

Yoga Fix Mackay owner Liz Eales, who will be leading the class, said she was excited to contribute to a great cause while promoting wellness in the community.

“Practising yoga is a great way to disconnect to the distractions in life and connect to what matters most,” Ms Eales said.

“It can help lead us into a more present and grateful life with great lessons being learned on and off the mat”.

Grapevine Group president Laurence Manning said the funding would help the service continue to provide free safeTALK suicide prevention training to the Mackay region.

“We want people to have fun on the day and go away being more aware of the help and training available to them,” Mr Manning said.

He said all participants would receive a lifesaving Help-a-Mate card, which lists the region’s suicide prevention services.

Caneland Central said the first 300 registered participants would also receive a free yoga mat, courtesy of Big W, and they would be in the running for prizes from Rockwear, Lorna Jane, Kikki. K and Universal Store.

The yoga session begins at 7am this Saturday, October 12, at Centre Court in Caneland Central.



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