I will be running my first full marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, on October 27th. I only felt it fitting to celebrate this huge endeavor by running for an awesome cause. I will be running to draw awareness and support to the Give Back Yoga Foundation.
GBYF believes in making yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. They do this by supporting and funding certified yoga teachers in all traditions to offer the teaching of yoga to under-served and under-resourced socio-economic segments of the community and inspire grassroots social change and community cooperation. Since I am running the Marine Corps Marathon this October, I'll be supporting GBYF's Veteran's Yoga Project. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support for the mindful use of therapeutic yoga practices as an aid in the recovery process from post-traumatic stress and other psychological difficulties among US Veterans, their families and their communities.