I've been volunteering most of my life and giving back is important to me, it's good for the soul and our world sure needs the love. Most of my retreats involve a service mission. I do this for numerous reasons. For one, it feels good... and who doesn't want to feel good? Two - the opportunities to be of service are endless. There are millions of people in the world who need more love and support, so why not? Three - because I believe that part of our purpose in life is to give back to those in need. This is how we lift spirits, including our own, and how the world evolves - in peace, love, acceptance and unity.
Puerto Rico - October 2018
For the Puerto Rico Retreat, we are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico to raise money and volunteer at two of their clubs where we will teach Yoga to 150 children! The Boys & Girls Club has done a stellar job helping locals recover and rebuild since Hurricane Maria. Post-hurricane, BGCPR transformed 4 of their 13 centers (the ones that weren’t destroyed) into disaster relief locations to get supplies and food to local communities throughout the island. Since then they have provided overwhelming support to children via their after school programs. We are honored to be part of this mission! Our goal is to raise $10,000. To learn more about the Puerto Rico Retreat or to make a donation, click the button below.
Anguilla - January 2018
In January 2018, I led a service mission in Anguilla, one of the Virgin Islands devastated by Hurricane Maria. We raised thousands of dollars and taught YOGA to all the primary schools on the island. We toured all 6 primary schools on Anguilla to teach yoga to the children and teachers. We taught over 200 students in one day - see more pictures on Instagram and Facebook. To those of you who donated, thank you! Our funds helped rebuilding the Anguilla schools, many of which were destroyed. See the video above of children expressing their gratitude.