Sat 30 Jan, 5.30pm (Singapore Time)

Meet online:
We invite you to meet with A-N-H ally, Balakrishnan Matchap. You will log in virtually and meet him via tele-presence for a yoga session somewhere in Singapore. 

About Balakrishnan Matchap:In the mid-90s, while Bala was working at the zoo, he heard about a group in Singapore called HEAL (Humane Ethics for Animal Life). Curiosity led him to them and his life was never the same again. HEAL (essentially a Vegan/animal rights group) was ahead of its time, it was probably the first group in Singapore to make the connection between personal food choices in relation to environmental degradation (something the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change – IPCC started focusing on only in recent times). Here’s a quote from HEAL’s publicity material – ‘HEAL strives to do work that is beneficial for animals, humans and the environment. Thus, by supporting HEAL you are supporting a wholesome lifestyle that is better for ALL life on Earth.’

Sadly the group disbanded in 2001, and since Bala was already a yoga teacher by then, he started an informal group called YEAH! (Yogis for the Environment, Animals & Humanity!). Thus the ‘Smilingyogi’ was born. 🙂

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* This telepresence event is part of Awaken the Dragon Light project.