Our theme as we move into the summer months is that of embracing freedom. Freedom to live with a full heart and open mind as we recognize ways to help those around us. At Live + Breathe, this is through yoga and an entire community of individuals who serve this mission by sharing their knowledge of peace, health and wellness. If even one student arrives to class, we are present. If even one student becomes curious about yoga, we answer completely. If even one student is reached, we have succeeded. By offering tools of yoga, we provide others a way to liberate their own hearts and minds.
Yoga Feature: Children’s Yoga
Yoga at Center for Children may not look like yoga to the outside eye. Yes, there are mats and eye pillows, soothing music and an instructor at the front of the class. However, the yoga we provide to children living with Autism takes an organic shape and flow each time. Our instructors start with lavender oil and massages as each student finds their own comfortable position on their backs or bellies. The students choose their own form of comfort. Shoes and socks sometimes stay on the entire class. We warm up with fun, animal poses - flapping our wings in butterfly and hissing like a snake in cobra. The children are very familiar with yoga and will show us their favorite pose or call one out during class for everyone else to try. We wind down much the same way we started, relaxing and grounding. It is a privilege to be part of a class that guides the energy of children towards something that is both peaceful and enjoyable.
News: Apparel + Yoga Videos!
We are partnering with Clothing by OWL in the coming month for branded apparel. Based out of L.A., this is a company with a cause. Dedicated to saving animals, OWL donates proceeds to animal rescues and shelters. In addition to clothing, private label organic wines are for sale. Watch for more information on Live + Breathe apparel by OWL.
Clear your mind and focus your energy by trying a pranayama practice led by our yogi expert, Sara! Alternate nostril breathing works by balancing the hemispheres of the brain for greater mental clarity and balance. Try it here!
In the Field: Uniting Our Volunteers!
With an ever-growing team of volunteers involved in all stages of Live + Breathe, we have a number of talented and dedicated individuals making a difference in the world. To unite those on a mission, we are hosting a summer social to get together. Look for photos to come of the faces behind the cause!
What is your passion in life? Do you have a way to give that passion back? Connect with us to share what it is you hope to create, lead or offer to the world around you. We can help! firstname.lastname@example.org