Every Saturday from 11:00-12:00pm, The Yoga Shala in Winter Park hold a donation only yoga class.
100% of proceeds benefit a non-profit organization in need. On Saturday, March 12th our Donation yoga class will focus on Odanadi, and Yoga Stops Traffick - a non-profit organization in India focused on helping to stop human trafficking in India.
YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK is a global yoga event being held on March 12th 2011 in more than 80 locations around the world, to raise awareness about human trafficking and show support to its millions of victims. All proceeds will be donated to Mysore anti-trafficking organization, Odanadi Seva Trust.
ONE DAY, ONE VOICE is our ethos. Last year’s founding event was led by a group of young Odanadi residents from the entrance gates of the iconic Mysore Palace – many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Through the common language of yoga, 1,500 people around the world rolled out their mats in homes, beaches and mountaintops on the same day, in support of Odanadi’s work. And so from the home of Ashtanga Yoga, a worldwide event was born.
ASHTANGA YOGA is of huge significance to the young people of Odanadi. As part of their groundbreaking rehabilitation program, it has allowed them to reclaim their bodies: build physical and mental strength, and restore a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.
UNITED AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKINGBy standing alongside Odanadi on March 12th, you will be demonstrating your solidarity and support for them, as well as sending a message of defiance against the serious, rapidly escalating exploitation of women and children in India – and around the world.
This unique event has already generated enormous international support, with YST events taking place in London, New York, Miami, Orlando, Washington, Rome, Barcelona, Sydney, Osaka, Bangkok, Vancouver and Sao Paulo – to name a few!
Odanadi co-founders Stanly K.V. and Parashuram M.L. say that, “when human relationships begin, cooperation and coordination begins”. Stanly says: “Yoga Stops Traffick is paving the way for the creation of new relationships across the globe. By promoting our mission at an international level we will be able to do more than we ever thought possible."
Parashuram adds: "We may not share the same culture, language or grass roots problems, but Yoga Stops Traffick shows that human suffering transcends these differences. Humanity is our common ground and the more people learn about our work, the more things will change."
There is a SUGGESTED donation amount of $20.00. Please call Krista 407.506.4626 to register and save your spot! Krista Shirley will be donating her time teaching this led Ashtanga class to benefit this wonderful organization.
For any more information regarding this event or The Yoga Shala in Winter Park, you can visit the website http://www.theyogashala.org