I simply cannot turn down an opportunity to give back to the yoga community - especially when it will benefit a cause in my own backyard.
As many of you already know, I am spending this summer in Los Angeles in order to focus on Balini and work intensely with designers. While I am here, I will be participating in a charity event and concert benefiting UpRising Yoga at (HOMA) in Los Altos, CA.
The event promises to be an amazing night of art, fashion, food, and music. I am looking forward to being in the presence of yogis, art appreciators, and music lovers. I am particularly excited because guests will be treated to an exclusive yoga performance by USA and World Yoga champion Cynthia Wehr! BaliniSports is thrilled to participate in this event because proceeds from ticket sales will benefit an organization that brings yoga and healthy living to young men and women who are incarcerated in the California juvenile system.
I think it is so important to give these individuals a chance to be exposed to the healing and tranformative power of yoga. For all that we do to nourish our bodies with exercise and healthy eating, it is important to keep in mind that it is human interaction and the act of helping our fellow humans that goes the furthest with nourishing our very souls.
This event allows us to nourish our own souls through giving while gifting others with the opportunity to learn to nourish their bodies and minds through yoga. Giving back during this period of my life that I will be spending in California will truly make me feel like part of the community. If you're in the area, tickets are still available for the August 1st event at http://www.homa.eventbrite.