Please join us for a special Breathe Love Give Holy Yoga session on May 19th at St. Peter's by-the-sea in Huntington Beach from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be raising awareness of Sex Trafficking, raising money for Holy Yoga International, and all monies donated for Holy Yoga that night will go towards Breathe Love Give campaign. There will be prizes and also very proud a to present a special showing of Purpose Jewelry. Since 2007, iSanctuary has served over 300 young women and girls aged 12 to 25, rescued from sex trafficking in Mumbai, India. Through iSanctuary's program girls are able to create a better life for themselves and obtain true freedom. All Purpose Jewelry is handcrafted by iSanctuary survivors. 100% of proceeds support these women in the form of employment, paychecks, and job training. You can purchase beautiful jewelry and help fight against sex trafficking. There will be a selection for purchase before and after our holy yoga session, but you can preview what they have. If there is something that you want in particular, I can make sure it is there that evening if you let me know by May 10. Visit their beautiful website at purposejewelry.org. This will be an evening with lots of heart and purpose. Below is a word from our director of International Missions:
In the story of the Transfiguration, we read of Peter's desire to stay on the mountaintop and prolong the experience of glory that unfolded before his eyes. But he was focusing on the wrong thing. This event was meant to strengthen the disciples' faith as they descended the mountain and watched their Savior suffer.
We too struggle to let go of the beauty and majesty we receive at the top of the mountain. But we aren't meant to stay up there and enjoy it for ourselves. Jesus gives us these experiences for a moment before calling us back down, with a renewed faith, to go out and encourage the weary, repair broken hearts and liberate those tied down by injustice. That is exactly what we want to do with the Breathe Love Give Campaigns. It is a time, twice a year, where we as a Holy Yoga family get to climb down the mountain together and pour out all that God has poured into us. As we descend, we rally our tribes, we invite them to action with us and we spread light to every dark corner of this earth. For we are not just yoga teachers but gospel preachers.
This May, we will host our first ever Breathe Love Give Campaign to raise $10,000.
The money will go towards curriculum development for those working around the world with trauma survivors. Part of the funds will go towards piloting the curriculum in a few different places. We believe this is a pivotal next step for Holy Yoga because it will empower and equip individuals working with trauma survivors with the tools they need to start a chain reaction of freedom.
As the saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime."
Grace and Peace,
Allison La Bianca
Director of International Missions