A need for Centering: Centering Youth

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With the tragedy that took place in Orlando recently, it’s been hard to go about business as usual.  When we experience trauma collectively, the effects reverberate throughout communities, populations and individuals.  We are left feeling out of balance, shaken and off center.

In yoga, most classes start off with a centering which allows students to settle into their body, connect to their breath and set an intention that can be collectively sought out but individually transformative.  In the wake of last weekends events- we are in need of a collective centering.

I’m reminded of the work Centering Youth, our charitable partner, is doing in the Atlanta community to bring this centering, healing, mindfulness and yoga to survivors of trauma every day.  I wanted to share a post by Holle Black, the Co-Founder of Centering Youth, about yoga as a tool for healing and returning to center.

Yoga is the Journey of the Self,
Through the Self,
To the Self
 ~Bhagavad Gita
I am honored that Dirty South Yoga Fest has the opportunity to bring attention to the work Centering Youth is doing.  I am honored that Dirty South Yoga Fest will host a silent art auction to raise funds so they can continue their work.  I am honored to donate a portion of the event proceeds to support. I am honored to spotlight some of the Centering Youth teachers that offer yoga as service:

We do hope you will join us on August 6th as we collectively come together as a community to get centered and to support Centering Youth. It will be fun. It will be a celebration.  Even if you can’t make the event, you can support by bidding on the artwork during the month of July or donating directly to Centering Youth on the website www.centeringyouth.org.

Above all, please be kind to yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors in this time of healing.

Wishing everyone peace, love and healing.

Namaste,
Jessica

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