Are you looking for a great karma activity this weekend? Join Abby and Tranquil Space for this month’s 2nd Sunday Charity Class. Abby will be leading a one-hour vinyasa class at 3:30pm with all proceeds benefiting The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
Read on for a message from Abby about why she’s so passionate about the cause:
As a yoga practitioner and teacher, I feel incredibly connected to the mission of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), and as a former fundraiser for the organization, I’ve seen the impact of the organization’s work first-hand. CMBM is aspiring to create a more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of healthcare and health education. The founder and director of the Center, Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard trained psychiatrist and world-renowned practitioner of mind-body medicine, founded CMBM on the premise that every human being has an innate and almost infinite capacity within to heal oneself. Rather than using drugs as magic bullets, CMBM trains health and mental health professionals, community leaders and educators to use mind-body techniques, including yoga, dance and meditation, to heal stress and trauma. They first learn how to integrate these techniques into their own lives, and then they learn how to share the techniques with the communities they serve. CMBM, which is based here in DC, has taken its approach to war-torn and disaster-afflicted regions around the world, including Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, post-Katrina New Orleans, post-9/11 New York City and to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The work of the Center has been featured in The New York Times. To understand the power of the Center’s work through the faces of Haitians who lived through the earthquake, watch this video on Haiti.
You can sign up online to attend the class or just stop in on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there.