I need yoga mats. No, not for me, but for community classes. It is my wish to be able to do kids yoga classes for those who can’t afford to go to studios or perhaps go to a school that cannot afford such nice materials, and so it you can help me out, that would be great Pre-loved yoga mats would be most wonderful. When I was a beginning yogini, I bought those generic, department store mats and they worked fine for me. However, when I became a serious practitioner, I began investing in more heavy-duty mats. So if you were like me, you’d probably have an old mat lying around somewhere, right? If that’s the case, would you care to send me your mat and share this with the kids I hope to work with? No worries if it’s not in perfect condition, I am sure I can do something about that! A little magic (and the help of handy dandy tools such as duct tape, rubber, suede and leather repair kits, and swatches of cloth/leatherette) can definitely help make these things ready for use again! Okay, that might be a little too ambitious, but it’s worth a try. Har.
Seriously though, I’m starting a mat drive and if anyone wants to pitch in, I’d be most grateful. I have been blessed with so much opportunities to discover this wonderful practice and the Universe has conspired and paved the way to my becoming a yoga teacher and I want to give back. As part of seva, I want to reach out to kids in hospitals and other institutions and have some kids yoga fun with them. The school I work with has is currently working with one hospital in particular and they said that movement activities would be great for the kids, since they often only have the opportunity to do story-telling and art activities with volunteers. Since I am now a certified kids yoga teacher, I want to share my time with them. Email me at yapatoots(at)gmail(dot)com for more details.