A few weeks ago on my way to yoga teacher training, I experienced a full on vision. In one brief moment, I saw a seemingly challenging obstacle in my life resolve itself through yoga.
Ever since I had my son Mason, I knew with every ounce of my being that I wanted to homeschool him, and although his dad and I are fully committed to navigating homeschool life, we decided that preschool would give him a solid foundation before we fully dive in. Mason has been enrolled in Roots Preschool since January, where crucial social connections are being made with his peers. I know in my heart that another year of preschool will do wonders, and with significant shifts happening in our lives we would be doing Mason a disservice by beginning home education this year. My challenge here is that the price of tuition is currently beyond my means.
My Yoga practice has been a saving grace for the past two years, and the recent training with Mangala Yoga has sparked a deeper understanding. Mason and I practice together regularly and I see how it has expanded his awareness of his body and mind; giving him control over his breath as a powerful tool to help calm himself amidst great challenges.
I have dreams of freely providing yoga to high school aged youth in a way that can empower these up and coming citizens through connection with their bodies and their life force. However, I need more experience before taking on this endeavor. This is my vision.
Beginning this September, and throughout the entire 2017/2018 school year, I will be offering FREE Maui Community Yoga to the entire island. I plan on connecting directly with the people through The Mauimama, social media and coconut wireless to discover where and when the classes will be held every week. I believe yoga should be accessible to anybody who is willing and able to show up.
To help remove my obstacles, I am asking the community to help by sponsoring Vinyasas for 10USD each. Throughout each class I will offer ten Vinyasas (a sequence consisting of chatarunga, up-dog, and down-dog). My goal is to raise enough sponsorship to cover the cost of Mason’s last year of preschool, and strengthen his roots before his homeschool journey begins. I am offering this karma yoga regardless of sponsorship. However, because you believe in Maui Community Yoga and its benefits, become a sponsor by Visiting tinyurl.com/SponsorMCY. Follow this project on social media for class details, and see how the Maui Community shows up on their mat!