We got the biggest yoga surprise ever! So heart-warming that we got a bit teary. Our lululemon friends selected us for a HERE to BE Ambassador Grant. And this grant funds a special program -- the Yoga Residency for Deaf Students at Bell School.
How did it all happen? As lululemon ambassadors, we were invited to submit a grant request earlier in the year. The HERE to BE grant parameters are clear: bring yoga to underserved communities. What a perfect fit with our efforts at Bell!
We co-founded this program in 2011 and, along with yogi friends, got the residency funded through numerous gifts from a variety of sources. So, this grant is a real & powerful acknowledgement of yoga in the community. There will be two residencies underwritten during the 2016/2017, plus lululemon topped it off by shipping new mats and blocks for students!
Hats off to HERE to BE and lululemon. And our gratitude to those who helped start this with us.... Bonnie & Rufus &Irene/Katherine & Anita/ Ba & David, Sheila, Kathy & Susie, Katie/Amanda/Andrea/Brooke, everyone at Bell, Wish List supporters like Steve/PIE, Eboni & Peggy & Mary Frances, Teri and the Om community.