Updated: Jan 16, 2022
On this day of love I am being pulled to share this experience with all of you because it is a huge influence on my yoga teaching. It has come to my attention that some of you may not know that as part of my Yoga Teacher Training with Beyond Asana in 2014 I personally raised almost $7,000 for buildOn and my training group raised over
$50,000 (I could be wrong on the group total). We then traveled to Malawi, Africa, in January 2015 to take yoga off the mat and into the world. We stayed in host homes, assisted in breaking ground on a primary school in the Mchereka villiage, immersed ourselves in a different culture, laughed, cried, danced, sang, broke our hearts open and changed our lives forever. After our time in the village some of us went to explore Lake Malawi along with a wildlife preserve. It is a difficult task to choose photos to represent this awe inspiring experience, but included are the school- before/after, my family, my friends, and pieces of my heart. Below in the comments is a blessing I read to the village before we left and a poem I wrote upon my return. It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years. My heart is overflowing with love right now as I soak in these memories.