October 1, 2013
Wow - the outpouring of generosity over the past month has been incredible. Together, we've raised over $2,000!
Yesterday, I went by the Tanner House of the YWCA in Central Square and spoke with Clinical Social Worker and Case Manager Schuyler Engel about the community of women she works with and how I can be of service to them.
Check out the video above to learn more about Tanner House and the women I will be working with next spring! This is a remarkable place - I feel blessed to have been connected to Schuyler and the women there. I cannot wait to begin our journey together!
I have just one month left to raise money to go towards tuition, airfare, visas and traveler's insurance, for my adventure to Bali for the 500hr yoga teacher training program, Shakti Initiation ~ every dollar counts!
Please donate and help me give back to some truly incredible women.
With gratitude and love,
*Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may be interested in getting involved!*
September 1, 2013HELLO!
My name is Mally Smith ~ I am a Kripalu Yoga teacher and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guide living and working in the Boston area and I am going to Bali in February of 2014 to live, eat and breathe yoga at Shakti Initiation, an all-female, 500hr Yoga Teacher Training program.
Check out the video below for more details!
But I can’t go without your help!
This unique training program is lead by two inspiring teachers: Jovinna Chan and Grace Jull. Together, Jovinna and Grace, will be guiding me, and 24 other female yoga teachers from around the world, on an empowering, transformative journey. Over the course of the month, we will be diving head first into yogic philosophy, the divine feminine, we will study goddesses from religions and communities all over the world, experience the nourishment and strength of daily yoga practice, and learn tools to integrate all that we learn and channel it into our teaching.
I am currently teaching 12 classes a week, working with a number of private clients and at two different studios in the Boston area. Participating in Shakti Initiation will not only deepen my personal practice but also greatly enhance what I offer my students, bringing my career as a yoga teacher to the next level.
YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The practice of yoga and meditation is a powerful tool for healing past trauma, and building inner strength. Unfortunately, classes in this field are not widely accessible and are often avoided, seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. Upon my return from training, I will donate 100hrs of my time (and hopefully more!) to the YWCA in Central Square, where I will offer free weekly yoga and meditation classes for women who have lived, or are currently living, in domestic abuse environments.
My hope is that through these classes, I will be able to offer these women healthy and safe tools to manage stress, cultivate self-love, shed the weight of the past and step forward into a life of wholeness and happiness.
WHERE EXACTLY IS THE MONEY GOING?
The tuition for the program is $4,200. If I reach my goal, the extra $1,000 will go towards the cost of flights, traveler’s health insurance and a temporary visa.
For more information about me and my yoga practice, visit my website: www.MallySmith.com