"We can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa
ABOUT THE TEAM
A note from our founder, Erin Hanson:
At one of my yoga classes, I start by parking walkers. A regular session held at an assisted living center allows the residents to work on breathing, circulation, flexibility and joint health. The goal is to rejuvenate the body and restore the mind. Though, I am the one who takes away the lesson. My students are over a century young, imparting steady wisdom and a community focused on health and wellness.
Serving others through yoga began in my initial class as an instructor, I saw the impact that yoga had as a volunteer working with children living with autism, Down Syndrome and ADHD. This faithful group of students took each pose with fortitude, lighting up with determination to not only bend their body, but their mind in the direction of the true teachings of yoga. Listening to the stories told after savasana is the true inspiration behind my unfolding journey that formed the non-profit, Live + Breathe.
There are many around us that may not have access to the wealth of benefits that yoga offers. As a life improving skill, yoga improves daily health through grace and ease. It is vital to brain chemistry as well as forming connection to the various functions of the body. Unable to attend classes in a traditional setting due to age, abilities or socio-economic status, there are a lack of options for many deserving individuals. With the initial founding team and support of a close friend, Dale Turner, a journey was underway and a yoga cause, known as Live + Breathe, swiftly began to make a difference.
A recognized non-profit with qualified volunteers, Live + Breathe has classes dedicated to children, youth, refugees, immigrants, elderly and impaired adults. The free and accessible classes allow students a space to practice yoga and meditation to increase overall wellbeing.
I invite you to join our efforts. Donate, volunteer or request a program. On behalf of everyone involved with Live + Breathe, we graciously thank you for allowing the programs to continue to make a difference in those around us.