On New Year’s Day, generous hearts will gather to practice yoga together as part of Yoga for Youth, doing 108 sun salutations to affirm their intentions for the coming year and raising money to provide free yoga for young people affected by trauma. What a great way to start 2014!
But guess what? You don’t have to reach for the sky or do downward dog to support Yoga for Youth. You can put your dollars towards someone else’s 108 sun salutations! It’s super easy, simply choose one of the lovely people below—maybe someone whose story or intention resonates with you—and click the link to sponsor them.
Your contribution changes lives – one breath at a time!
” I invite you to back my intention to give with creativity, fun, and purpose in 2014. On New Year’s Day I will hardwire this intention into my being by repeating it along with every sun salutation.”
Read more about Rhen’s intention here.
“I have been a teacher for street yoga since 2011, and have recently stepped into the role of a teacher trainer. Over the last two years I have consistently taught at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. I see yoga benefiting these kids in so many ways.They build confidence, patience, and learn what it means to be gentle with themselves. Street Yoga is changing lives, which in return changes our world.”
Read more about Ivy’s experience as a Street Yoga teacher here.
“I invite you to back my intention to create more opportunities of healing for youth through yoga and mindfulness in 2014. Please contribute and help me achieve my goal!”
Read more about Sondra’s intention here.
“I started an npo called “OmInvasion” in California, teaching yoga, ethics, and coping skills in at-risk populations, addiction recovery centers, and youth and adult correctional facilities nationwide. In Los Angeles, there was a meditation group working in prisons but as far as I know I was the only one doing anything like this with kids in detention. One of the first things that put Portland on my radar is that in this ‘little’ town there are TWO organizations doing stuff like this! Since moving to Portland, I’ve aligned with Street Yoga, working in the Multnomah Juvenile Detention Center and Teen Drug and Alcohol Recovery Unit and training Street Yoga Teachers in the use of mantra, meditation, and sound in trauma and recovery treatment.”
Read more about Jean-Pierre’s adventures here.