Yoga has been an important part of changing my life and brought not only a beautiful community into my life but a sense of balance, well-being and peace particularly when my every day is fast paced, constant and changing. I have been fortunate to be able to share this practice with my community through volunteering to teach classes.
For the past few years I have watched one of my teachers, Emily Stone work tirelessly to raise money for a fantastic organization www.lineageproject.org. If you are not familiar with it, in short, it is one of the very few, if only, local organizations which work with children at risk (incarcerated, juvenile detention centers, public schools for struggling students). Basically, this organization intercedes in the small system before they end up in the larger ones. By giving these children and young adults one yoga/meditation class a week, lineage project, hopes to help break the chain of violence, poverty and struggle which these children face in their daily lives. What Emily is trying to do is not only sustain the program through the summer but increase the classes to two a week
Em’s goal is 100K which will just sustain 2 classes a week through the year. Sounds lofty but last year my small yoga community raised 80K and it IS possible… Read More