Volunteers of the European School of Sri Sri Yoga have raised £700 for Doncaster Deaf Trust.

Led by instructor Dr Ravi Karwa, the Doncaster chapter of the Sri Sri School of Yoga put together a special celebration for International Yoga Day, during which they managed to raise £1,400 in donations.

This money has been shared equally between the Doncaster Deaf Trust, who hosted the event and the Special Care Baby Unit, at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are extremely grateful to the Sri Sri School of Yoga for their kind donation.

“It is wonderful to know that the money has been split between two local charities.”

The celebration day consisted of a three-hour long session, included an assortment of Yoga and Meditation amidst plenty of food and fun.

Dr Karwa said: “We are pleased to be able to donate this money and know that it will be put to good use by both organisations.

“Yoga is the need of the hour. It has a beneficial impact on both our physical and mental health.  There is so much discussion around mental health these days, and I feel that Yoga and Breath practices such as the SUDARSHAN KRIYA (SK Yoga) and Meditation have so much to offer in this field.

“Please save the date for next year's celebration which will be on June 21 2020.”

Dr Karwa and his wife Shanta Karwa, established their Yoga group back in 2014. Together they have been relentlessly working to spread this knowledge and wisdom to people from all walks of life.

Shanta is the person working silently behind the scenes organising and coordinating big events like the one for international yoga day and spreading the knowledge about techniques such as the SKY Yoga, which is a beautiful breathing technique like none other. In addition they hold weekly Yoga classes in Auckley.

Dr Karwa and Shanta are both qualified teachers to teach SKY as well.