Over the weekend I participated as a teacher, a yoga student and a volunteer at the first annual "Stretch 4 Survivors" event benefitting Sisters 4 Survivors and their great works helping women during treatment for breast cancer and after. It was 24 hours of back to back yoga, pilates, meditation and kids yoga classes. Very special to be part of something that was so empowering to all of us. We are all touched by this disease in one way or another and Tiffany Cruikshank said it so well in her event opening class. While I can't quote her exactly, the message I took away from her class was this, 'we all have dark places we've been to or are in, in our lives. Yoga gives us the chance to look at those dark places rather than avoiding them. Its when we look at them squarely and breathe there that we have the ability to move through them and come out on the other side, into the light.'
A personal thank you to all of the amazing teachers I had the opportunity to take classes from. And thank you Tonya Priestly for creating Sisters-4-Survivors and putting on this wonderful event. I look forward to being a part of it again next year!