Jill Gutowski wrote -
In February of this year, I embarked on a challenge to more fully live my purpose and put my yoga practice and long-time study into concrete action and joined the Global Seva India 2012 Challenge in collaboration with Off the Mat Into the World. I am raising awareness and needed funds for women and children who are victims of human trafficking/sex trafficking. From the beginning, I knew that it would take me out of my comfort zone and give me opportunities to be of service, to develop my leadership skills and to practice being present in a very real way. I also knew that I could not do it alone. I was personally inspired by the possiblity of engaging others, my students, my friends and community to also step out and be a voice for the countless women and girls that are forced into slavery every day. We have raised over $10,000 and need to make the goal of $20,000 by Dec 31. Through compassionate collaboration, we have created an event called YogisforFreedom- a yogathon event being held in Pennington, NJ on Sun Dec 2. I am delighted to share with you how your participation by personal donation, sponsoring a team member, or becoming a team member yourself, that you will be contributing in a very concrete way to the lives of women and children through sustainable action. May we all know happiness, May we all know freedom!