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Exhale to Inhale

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March 01, 2016

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Kim Gerstman

THE STORY:

Many of you are well acquainted with my commitment to women's issues and as well as my personal devotion to my yoga practice. I am on the Advisory Board for Exhale to Inhale, which is an organization that combines my love of yoga with passion for women's empowerment. 

Exhale to Inhale believes survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can feel strong and safe in their bodies.  And when they do, they can help end the cycle of violence in their families and communities. 

Yoga has done so much for me to relieve stress and to help me feel centered in my life. The practices of yoga and mindfulness have been proven to heal trauma in the mind and body!  Exhale to Inhale brings yoga to women who can benefit the most from yoga, yet might not otherwise have access. 

I could tell you how yoga helps empower these survivors but I'd rather you hear about what our work means to volunteers and those we serve from one of our teachers, Symone Rosette. 

Volunteering for ETI is a blessing for me. As a child I grew up in a home with domestic violence, and it affected my self worth and perception of what love really is. I was living in a cycle, attracting the same thing I experienced growing up in my own relationships. My yoga practice gave me the compassion and release I needed to begin loving myself enough to take control of my life. I personally know how yoga can restore the body, mind, spirit and soul. I’m proud to be able to share the techniques and skills that have been so powerful in my own growth and healing with the women I meet through ETI. Its more than just a weekly yoga class-together we are building community and empowering these women to reach their full potential during what may be the most important transition of their lives.  I am working towards becoming a certified yoga therapist specializing in working with people dealing with PTSD. The educational opportunities and trainings that are available to me through volunteering with Exhale to Inhale support my life's purpose and path. My sisters at ETI are more than just amazing mentors and fellow yogis-together we are bringing the healing power of yoga to communities that truly need it, and may not have access to it any other way. When you work together with a team on life changing missions like these, we don't call it a non-profit, we call it family.” 

Please help us fulfill our mission to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to reclaim their lives through the healing and grounding practice of yoga. 

$1,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank Abdale

    $50

  • Jo Ann and Richard

    $50

  • Eric Alterman

    $35

  • Linda Porto

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Clay Schudel

    $25

  • George and Dorann

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michael Ostroff and Esther Rosenberg

    $100

  • Wendy Litchfield

    $25

  • Melanie McEvoy

    $50

  • Marcia Muskat

     

  • Ellen Wald

     

  • Lauren I. Gumbs

    $50

  • Jane Manning

    $50

  • Deb and David Levy

    $25

  • Ellen Barker

    $25

  • Linda Hetzer

     

  • Vivian Mook Baer

    $100

  • Kathleen Haverlack

     

  • Ayesha Marra

    $25

  • Carol Skyrm

    $25

  • David Jenkins

    $45

  • Richard Gerstman

    $25

  • Linda Hetzer

     

  • Kim Gerstman

     

  • Genevieve

     

  • Kathleen Haverlack

     

  • Wendy and Daniel Graney

    $25

  • Charles Blank

    $20

  • Nancy Holceker

    $50

  • Elaine Lavine

    $25

  • Brian Watson

    $50

  • Merrill Hesch and Sarah Pieper

    $100

  • Amy Feldman

    $50

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105% Raised of $1,360 Goal

The Team: $24,771 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kate Mitchell

Amount Raised

$6,200

 

62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Campbell

Amount Raised

$5,184

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

amy tobin

Amount Raised

$4,350

 

87% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Barth

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

67% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Gerstman

Amount Raised

$1,425

 

105% Raised of $1,360 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zo LePage

Amount Raised

$960

 

64% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

shawna wakefield

Amount Raised

$850

 

85% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

EXHALE TO INHALE INC

Amount Raised

$646

 

1% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Amy Feldman

Amy Feldman

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Merrill Hesch and Sarah Pieper

Merrill Hesch and Sarah Pieper

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brian Watson

Brian Watson

DONATION: $50

To honor my daughter Allison who has transformed her life through Yoga 2 years ago

Elaine Lavine

Elaine Lavine

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nancy Holceker

Nancy Holceker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Charles Blank

Charles Blank

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Wendy and Daniel Graney

Wendy and Daniel Graney

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kathleen Haverlack

Kathleen Haverlack

2 years ago

Genevieve

Genevieve

2 years ago

Kim Gerstman

Kim Gerstman

2 years ago