Yo! I'm raising money for RISE! This organization is for the kids, which is why I like them so much.
Schools continue to cancel music, sports, and after-school programs. And that is where RISE come in and saves the day!
RISE offers a comprehensive education in hatha yoga, which includes instruction in physical postures, mindfulness, and breathing practices, as well as a series of life skills workshops on non-violence, self-esteem, anger management, and conflict resolution, nutrition, drug, and healthy relationships. Unique to the program is a focus on teambuilding activities designed to help students explore their relationships with themselves, each other and their communities.
To raise funds for RISE, I'll be completing 108 Sun Salutations at the 2017 Yogathon. To make a donation to my fundraiser clink the link below.
A growing body of scientific research is supporting the benefits of teaching yoga to students. Here is a list of case studies the report on how yoga increases physical fitness and enhances health and well-being among youth. Check out a resecent study in the link below.