If you take a moment to think about those you know who’ve been affected by cancer, you will realize that cancer is a large part of your consciousness. At age 17, my best friend’s dad was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. Witnessing that process was a life changing experience and as a result, I knew I wanted to help others heal. Now at age 31, I’ve also experienced my aunt, grandfather, brother in law and future mother in law, among many others, battle and survive cancer. Deep healing happens through creating a calm and peaceful state of being. Yoga helps people deal with the affects of the disease through movement, breath, and rest, as discussed in numerous articles on Yoga and Cancer, such as the American Cancer Society’s Article, “Yoga” and Yoga Journal’s Article, “Yoga for Cancer”.
To help this cause, a group of yoga teachers and I are supporting YogathonLA to raise funds for the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, a non-profit offering free movement and empowerment programs (including yoga classes!) to those impacted by cancer. If you have been affected by cancer and would like to join me for this important cause, please register and select the level of participation (individual, team, or virtual). In exchange you receive free yoga training classes every Sunday at 11am at the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center leading up to the final 6-hour YOGATHON held on February 25 at Naam Yoga in Santa Monica, CA. I’m teaching the yoga training classes on December 11th and January 22nd – join me! For more information go to: http://www.YogathonLA.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/YOGATHON/191211887631858?ref=ts&sk=wall Remember that by healing ourselves, we help heal others.