The Alchemy of Intention: 108 Salutations on New Years Day to Support Yoga for Youth!

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I am so excited to share that I will be joining the Street Yoga movement to support yoga for youth through a special event; The Alchemy of Intention: A New Years Day Celebration of 108 Salutations! I invite you to back my intention to create more opportunities of healing for youth through yoga and mindfulness in 2014. On New Year’s Day I will hardwire this intention into my being by repeating it along with every sun salutation. Each sun salute supercharges my intention and raises money to give yoga to youth. Please contribute and help me achieve my goal of $108!

All funds raised go directly to Street Yoga to bring more yoga and mindfulness practices to youth who need it most – especially homeless, incarcerated, and those suffering from trauma. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. Check out the video link on the right to learn about Street Yoga’s life changing work with youth.

To make a donation please visit my page here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/SondraBloxam/inspired

Many thanks for your support! May your generosity return to you ten fold.

PS. If you’ll be in Portland, join me after the sun salutations at Beloved’s Alchemy of Intention celebration!

Love & Gratitude,

Sondra

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Yoga-Recess Day, January 25th!

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After an amazing movement of National Yoga Month with the Yoga Health Foundation I can say the momentum in yoga advocacy is additive! Now with Yoga-Recess Day approaching on January 25th, the yogic energy is expanding to the youth, focusing on the benefits of yoga for kids.

Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign to bring yoga into classrooms. Thousands of school teachers, parents, and yogis alike have reached out in support of yoga-recess already! We all want to help our future leaders to be healthy, what better way than through using yoga movements, breathing exercises and stretching!!

Movement, breath and stretching have tremendous benefits for youth starting with physical fitness, mental clarity and focus. Every time I have witnessed kids yoga or been a part of a class with my son, the energy is like nothing else. It’s an innocent energy that feeds off of the entire yoga practice, like it has already been instilled in the minds of our youth that this is not a physical practice.

Of course for yogis that are also parents, it can be natural to guide your kids down the yogic path early. Even for moms and dads that haven’t dabbled in yoga have quickly noticed what it does for their little ones. Kids after all, are natural yogis.

There are a number of resources out there in terms of kids yoga offered at local studios, as well as in some schools and community centers. In the Portland area Yoga Calm, Little Lotus Yoga, Imagination Yoga, Move Yoga, and Street Yoga are just a few of the amazing organizations that make up the web of kids yoga within our reach.

Advocate for kids yoga by practicing with your kids and students on Yoga Recess Day, and every day! Help spread the word about Yoga Recess, it’s up to us to provide that opportunity for connection, for grounding, to provide an experience that will be serve our youth.  And don’t forget to check out where kids yoga is offered in your community 🙂

 

Blessings to Everyone,

Sondra