April the Month of Earthquakes and Art

Earthquakes in Iran

Iran’s 6.3 earthquake and the 7.8 “after-shock” today were felt all the way around the Gulf.

“Why are we feeling them?  What’s does this herald?,” people are asking.

Focusing on the positive, perhaps all the art exhibits opening this month in Bahrain are causing the excitement.

RE exhibit

AWA Visons 2013

Divine Feminine at World Beat Fitness

Big Red House Exhibit  April 27

extraordinary ordinary at la fontaine invite


Karibu Tanzania Exhibit Opens March 2 at World Beat in Bahrain

Lena W Dajani Karibu Tanzania Bahrain 2013

Lena Dajani Karibu Tanzania Spring of Culture 2013

It’s October, Think Pink

Just because I’ve had my eyes focused on the computer screen doesn’t mean things aren’t happening on this island.

The big Think Pink Gala has been postponed this year.  Hmmm. But there are other events to attend to help raise money for a MRI  at the government hospital.  Early detection of breast cancer does not seem to be a priority.  It took a female, expat nurse to create this initiative seven years ago.  Two-thirds of the 600,000BD needed have been raised so far.

Thursday October 11th is the Open Fitness Day at World Beat Center from 9-1.  Tickets are 10BD and can be purchased today or tomorrow.

Then Marwa Rashid Al Khalifa’s Exhibit will be opening on Saturday October 13 from 4-6pm at World Beat Center.  All proceeds from the sales will be donated to Think Pink.

One good thing about yoga is I am much more aware of the havoc sitting at a desk for hours does to my body.  Daily exercise is critical.  Yoga has really helped me strengthen my core, lengthen my spine and build deep muscles.  Yesterday, Yogini Virginie’s encouragement got me into the wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana) AND the peacock shoulder stand (Pincha Mayurasana).

Plate 357 is 48-year old B.K.S. Iyengar doing the peacock shoulder stand.

Plate 358 – that’s just showing off.

Check out World Beat’s new website.  If the yoginis and the other women at World Beat can get me whipped into shape in a few short months, there is hope for anyone.


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