The Bondi Sun came out to welcome hundreds of yoga enthusiasts and
celebrities to Gumtree Community Yoga Class on Thursday 1 April.
284 members of the public, celebrity designer Annalise Braakensiek,
Deano, Hoppo and Corey – lifeguards from Bondi Rescue and St.George
Illawarra Dragons stars Jason Nightingale and Jarrod Saffy, joined
together at sunrise for the free event – an uplifting yoga class to
celebrate the final days of daylight savings, bring in the Easter public
holiday and celebrate what it means to be part of a community.
Annalise Braakensiek said: “Awakening the body and mind through yoga
with hundreds of others, not only enhances your overall happiness,
health and wellbeing, but doing it by the ocean at sunrise could not be
a more perfect way to start the day, kick off the Easter break and say
farewell to daylight savings. This morning demonstrated how enriching it
is to be outdoors with other members of your local community.”
Brian Shanahan, Gumtree MD of local classifieds adds: “This is the third
time we have held the free Gumtree Community Yoga Class on Bondi and
this year’s event has been more successful than ever before.
“Gumtree is committed to helping Australians find new activities and
connect with those in their community. This morning, through our
community yoga class, we have once again reminded Australia about the
benefits of that this can bring.
“The Gumtree Community Yoga Class 2010 was again a completely free
event, in-keeping with our policy to offer everyone free, online
classifieds advertising at gumtree.com.au.”
The yoga class was led by gurus from The Ultimate Connection and
attended by experienced yogis and novices alike, with the youngest
participant being five and oldest, 70. Those taking part included
everyone from surfers and beach babes to city workers, local businesses,
Bondi veterans and backpackers.