Event report by Dylan Robertson.
On May 19, 2012 HelloYoga.com held it’s 5th party for Tokyo’s yoga community.
This time we held it in a beautiful apartment in the prestigious Tokyo MidTown Residences. A big thank you to David Dacus for generously hosting the party.
50 percent of entry ticket proceeds will be donated to the Tyler Foundation, a charity which supports children with cancer in Japan and their families.
As we connected with like-minded people in a fun, casual and relaxed atmosphere, we enjoyed a spectacular view of Tokyo’s night skyline. Professional caterers, Favorite Inc., provided delicious vegetarian food and healthy drinks.
Throughout the night, we were treated to the cool sounds of our live DJ, Itai Tiram, as he mixed a variety of house beats and exotic sounds.
Kenji Mouri, a talented and popular magician, shared with us magical techniques to bend a fork through sheer mind power alone!
And, we had a glamorous yoga calendar photo shoot! Our gracious host, David Dacus, is an avid photographer. He very kindly set up a full pro level photo studio and shot all the photos for the upcoming HelloYoga.com calendar, which will be produced to raise money for the Tyler Foundation. A big thank you to all who contributed to making this a night to remember and helped us raise funds to support a good cause! For upcoming HelloYoga.com events, please check here:
Check out the photos on Facebook!
Jyoti Alkesh developed his interest in spirituality, astrology and palm reading during his childhood. Whilst working as an engineer, he started practicing astrology and palm reading over 10 years ago. Through his deep study, he came to know the essence and inter-connection between these paths and how to use their lessons practically in daily life.
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