In September I will be participating in a transformative 30-day Seva yoga challenge. This effort promises not only to strengthen a personal commitment to a healing yoga practice but, holds the deeper intention of uniting with grass-roots movements in India offering new hope to young women. This challenge is a way to show solidarity with extraordinary initiatives supporting survivors of the human sex trade; young women who are inspirational in their resilience, and deserving and hopeful for their futures. For some idea of the beautiful projects that will benefit from our challenge, check out the videos on this link: http://bethechangechallenge.webs.com/btcccharities.htm
Since 2007, the Seva Challenge has raised over two million dollars for projects in Cambodia, Uganda, South Africa and Haiti. This year, it aims to raise awareness of the root causes and impact of the global sex trafficking industry, support organizations in India that are providing refuge, rehabilitation and economic opportunities to survivors, and empower survivors to lead lives with dignity and respect.
If you are willing, there are many ways you can help out.
1.) First and foremost, I'm looking for donations. Every little bit counts.
2.) I will be offering pay-what-you-can yoga classes at Pakenham’s Municipal Beach on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting, throughout September with all proceeds going to the challenge, so come out for a class and bring some pals!
3.) Tell your friends, your family members, your co-workers. Feel free to post the donation link on your blog, facebook, your website, your twitter (etc.).
3.) If you know a company (particularly in the Ottawa area) that is looking to increase their charity donations, I would love to talk to them. Corporate sponsors would be welcome to help us raise even more.
4.) Lastly, moral support - encouragement is very much appreciated and helps to keep me going.
Please be aware that the initiatives being supported are not registered as Canadian charities, therefore although receipts will be issued, they are not tax deductable.
My sincerest gratitude,