Today was an amazing day! We had a special yoga class at Mary’s Dance Fitness to raise funds for La Mission’s – Yoga For Water event. Many studios in and around California donated their time and proceeds to support La Mission Por Vida, a non profit organization that provides families in developing countries clean drinking water.
When I first heard of this event, I asked Mari, the owner of Mary’s Dance Fitness, (a zumba studio) if she would be willing to open her doors so we could host this event. She immediately said yes, saying that it is important that we help each other in any way possible, just as God helps us in our lives.
Last night as I prepared for the yoga class, I prayed that people show up to support this community event. When I arrived to the studio, I was delighted to see a room full of yogis. Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” It was a beautiful testimony to the power of community – and how together, we can create ripples of peace and goodwill.
Today’s yoga class was designed around the element of water: finding flow and fluidity in our busy lives. We flowed to the sounds of Reggae on this hot Saturday morning and built up a healthy sweat. We even got cool bracelets!
I would like to thank all of the yogis who carved out time from their busy lives to come support this community event. St. Margaret Center in Lennox and St. Joseph Church in Hawthorne – a huge thank you for spreading the word. And Mari, again – mil gracias for opening your studio with open arms and allowing us to be part of the solution. –Namaste
Also, if you are close to Hawthorne, CA -be sure to check out Mary’s Dance Fitness’ zumba schedule. Mari is a fun and dynamic dancer and her classes are the best! I also teach a community yoga class on Thursdays (8-9PM) and classes are $5.00
Mary’s Dance Fitness
15010 Prairie Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(next to Mariscos Tijuanas – parking in the back)
If you would like to donate to La Mission’s – Yoga For Water, please follow this link.