I have been practicing different types of yoga since I was 14. I got started because my soccer coach said it was good cross training and would help us get faster. I instantly fell in love with it – soothing my anxiety, firming and toning my muscles, and leaving me feeling stretched and worked. I recently made the decision to get out of my almost 4 year career in advertising and teach yoga for a living. I completed my 200 hour certification end of April, and am currently going through training to refine my teaching skills before I teach my own classes. With yoga having become a hobby, to something I enjoyed, to something I loved, to what I am basing my life around now, I have started to internalize and wonder why I go to mat multiple times each week. Yes, sometimes it is for the workout, but on top of that, even if I workout other places, I don’t feel as centered, relieved, and balanced as when I practice my yoga.
Becoming a teacher was not just a career change because I like yoga, I really want to be able to share how yoga has changed my life and been such a centered vehicle in my weekly (and sometimes daily) routine. I am attending The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) Yogathon this coming weekend and can’t wait to see hundreds of others that feel similarly to me, or are interested in learning more and seeing what the yoga hype is about. My favorite part of yoga is it is your own practice, what you make it, but also what you want it to be.The Yogathon will take place:
- Date: Saturday, May 21st in Chastain Horse Park (in ATL)
- Time: 7AM Check-in, Event is 7AM-2PM
- Admission Costs: $81 for a Yogathon day pass
- Host a tribe: Host 10 friends for $1500 (Host 10 friends with 10 Yogathon Admission Passes with preferred mat placement, name recognition at the event and 2 invitations to the appreciation party with headlining instructor on Friday, May 20!)
- Yogathon Page: https://atlantawomen.org/news-events/yogathon/
This is the second year AWF is hosting this annual Yogathon, and it is a fundraising event will bring together yoga enthusiasts from across the region for a day of mindful yoga lead by internationally celebrated yoga teacher Seane Corn.
From 7AM-2PM, the event will give a new twist to the traditional walk or run fundraiser. Seane Corn and nine of Atlanta’s top yoga teachers will lead an energizing day of yoga with 500-1,000 attendees. The event is open to all, but previous experience with yoga is recommended. Funds raised from the event will support programs, policy, and awareness for women and girls in the five metro counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett. These women need our support, so on top of supporting yoga, support the fundraiser for these women. One of 5 babies born in metro Atlanta was born to a teenage mom. One in 5 of those moms have a 2nd baby before age 20. And 320,000 women & girls wake up in poverty every day.
I hope many of y’all can join us, it will be a day to remember!
To participate in the AWF Yogathon, attendees are required to purchase a single ticket or group tickets. For additional information or to register, visit: https://atlantawomen.org/news-events/yogathon/.
I’ve partnered with Everywhere Agency in helping them support the non-profit, Atlanta Women’s Foundation in the work they do to alleviate poverty for women and girls in Atlanta. Through their sponsorship of the foundation, they covered my entry fee to this event. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.