My journey began for our family three years ago when we were introduced to the Africa Yoga Project (AYP) through our training with AYP co – founders, Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson. A few weeks later Megan K, lululemon athletica Greenwich and exhale spa hosted their first Yoga Jam. My whole family went and it sparked our relationships and commitment even further. Last year, my husband Tim and I had the opportunity to collaborate with this amazing group and participate in the third annual Yoga Jam. It was a huge success.
For the past two years I’ve mentoring an AYP teacher named Meshack from Nairobi Kenya; through the Africa Yoga Project, via skype and email. It has been an amazing experience to help guide him on this journey growing and developing his teaching skills both on and off of the mat.
This past December, we proudly sponsored two Africa Yoga Project teachers to share yoga, raise awareness and fundraise for this organization through CT Power Yoga. Watching Margaret and Sharifa touch the lives of so many people here in Stamford Connecticut the fire that was already burning for us to go to Africa to give back what they gave us;-their passion, courage and whole hearted selves.
I am committed to raising $10,000 to support Africa Yoga Project as an Ambassador. Seva means service and it is my vision to go to Africa and be of service with my family. It is our love of our children that Tim and I want to teach them how to share their gifts and be of service to others who have less resource.
I am deeply honored to be apart of the Africa Yoga Project, 2016 Yoga Jam at Harbor Point, in Stamford CT and all the other events we will be hosting over the next year to raise money. By joining our event or making a donation your participation will help me reach my goal so that together we can make a difference in the world, empower others and create peace.
Powerful Poses, Poetic Pictures, May 25th @ lululemon athletica Greenwich
Yoga Jam 2016, July 22 6PM @ Harbor Point, Stamford SAVE THE DATE
Photo Credit: Roni M. Chastain (she’s my mom!)