This February marks the Beverly Yoga Center’s 10-year anniversary and my 40th birthday. It’s a time of reflection of where I’ve been; where I am going; and what’s important to keep at the center of my life. Looking back on the past 10 years, I’ve thought about the many blessings in my life, as well as the struggles as a wife, mother, friend, business owner, etc.
As I pause in anticipation of turning 40-years-old, I am reminded of the importance of service and kindness to those who are suffering.
I am reading Brene Brown’s new book Rising Strong and she tells the story of a lecture she attended about homelessness. This quote struck me, “When you look away from a homeless person, you diminish their humanity and your own.”
I think of the courage that it takes for those who are homeless in our city to make signs and stand there on the street or corner everyday asking for help and often being rejected or unseen by people who have it “all together” — myself included.
Tomorrow night is our first of several Karma yoga classes that will happen once a month leading up to the Beverly Yoga Center’s 10th anniversary party in February.
The proceeds from these donation based classes will support Harmony, Hope & Healing, an organization who supports homeless men and women in recovery.
Please join the BYC tomorrow night at 7:00 pm for a restorative-yin class. We are asking for a $10 donation. Of course you can give more if your budget allows.