“I had forgotten what peace felt like. I had forgotten what I felt like. It was the first time I felt complete removal of the monster inside. I felt the first few beats of the heart that had died a year previous. I felt alive and I felt hope. I started my path to healing that day. Yoga literally saved my life. It brought me to a place of safety to be able to find a way to heal my PTSD.” – Heidi Williams
I’ve always had survivors of trauma on my heart, for as long as I can remember. One encounter took place when I embraced a woman who had recently been rescued. It was an event and all I did was sing a couple songs and she was moved, and her response and her presence absolutely overwhelmed me. I know that music has a way of speaking to our hearts and wrapping loving arms around those deeply broken places.
Then, just a couple weeks ago, I got to hear firsthand how my donations from last year’s Global campaign for Breathe Love Give were used, for new bathroom facilities and training and resources for those who work with survivors in India and around the world. I love that yoga and music have a powerful way of bringing us together to help empower and resource trauma workers and survivors. It would be my honor, and I say this trembling because I don’t know if anyone will come, but, with trembling holy confidence. We will be in an indoor location so your girl can bring her keyboard and sing for you. But if this too, is on your heart, would you, maybe think about coming? And if you have a love language that includes food, or baked goods, or some other creative endeavor that you would like to bring? A live painting? Anything.
This is not about me. This is about giving all I have and inviting you into it. See, I wasn’t even going to do an event. Who me? I am just starting, I’m new, just stepped off the training boat. I don’t know the teachers in my area yet. But, guess what, two of us are joining together for something we can’t even dream or imagine. Ready or not, diving in the deep end. Here we go!!
Join me on your mat for a Breathe Love Give class in Rancho Cucamonga, CA as we take an outward focus and become agents of healing and change for survivors of trauma around the globe!
*LOCATION: 9255 Base Line Rd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(at Summit Christian Church)
*Live acoustic worship with Lori Joanne Music*
*Holy Yoga Flow taught by Hannah Ford*
*Give-what-you can, donations go to Holy Yoga Global Outreach.
Breathe Love Give is our collective outreach within Holy Yoga where we seek to create opportunities for those who have survived trauma to find healing from the inside out. Each individual that attends helps make that happen for an individual they may never meet! To learn more about the Breathe Love Give campaign check out this page: https://holyyoga.net/outreach/
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