What is 108?
It is an auspicious number that has so many meanings, but the one that resonates the most with this workshop, is that there are 108 energy lines that converge on the heart chakra (Anahata). Interesting that this is a place of love and peaceful sharing.
The vision is to share a room full of caring yogis, fill that room with breath, prana, peace and let that resonate to the world this summer solstice. You will be guided through 108 sun salutations and a whole lot of fun on June 21st, in hopes to raise money for a charity dear to your guide, Melissa's heart called "Women for Afghan Women".
A while back, I was reading a National Geographic story called "Afghan Women". For the first time in a long time, I wept uncontrollably. We are so blessed to live in a place where we can express our freedom, can come and go as we please and travel the world on our own.
The women of Afghanistan can't even go to the market on their own, and generally are not allowed the opportunity to know anyone outside from their family. Abuse amongst many women is almost at 80% nationwide, which is an astonishing fact.
The stories out there are horrific, yet their fierce spirit has helped them persevere. Such amazing and inspiring souls. Women for Afghan Women has now built 7 women shelters in Afghanistan, and they help to remove women and children from life threatening situations, provide safe shelter and educate them in hopes of a better future.
This organization and the stories of the women they help struck a heart cord with me and I felt compelled to take part since I have been so grateful to have travelled the majority of the world, even to central Asia, and was met with whole hearted kindness where ever I went. It is now my turn in life to try and reciprocate.
I would love to have you all join me in this solstice for peace and blessings to the less fortunate. We are all trying to build a better future for the world! Click here to register!
108 Sun Salutations for Peace with Melissa Perret Saturday, June 21 // 2:30-5:00 pm Yogalife Studios South Minimum donation is $25