Don’t forget Haiti

Photo: a man eats in front of collapse building in Port au Prince
Support the “To Haiti With Love DC” event

Kristin Adair and Christy Freer have asked me to mention their event next weekend, To Haiti With Love DC:

To Haiti With Love DC is a gathering of an incredible community of yogis, yoga teachers, and activists who have committed to raising funds and awareness for Haiti. We will come together on June 18 to engage in a powerful traditional practice of 108 sun salutations led by 12 different teachers from across the DC area. Each participating student will donate or raise at least $108 and all proceeds will go directly to support community-based organizations creating sustainable solutions in Haiti. The event will also feature live music from local band The Greater Good, inspiring speakers, donated snacks and beverages, and prizes for the top fundraisers.

Christy and I are collaborating in this effort with Off the Mat, Into the World through their Global Seva Challenge. We are both yogis, lawyers, and activists who have committed to taking our yoga practice off the mat and into our communities to inspire yogis to create positive change. If we reach our combined fundraising goal of $40,000 in 2011, we will travel to Haiti in 2012 to work with the organizations and projects these funds will support.

Their event will take place Saturday, June 18, from noon to 2:00 pm, at George Washington University, University Yard, 20th & H Street NW, Washington, DC (Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU). You can also check out their Facebook page.