Yoga Stops Traffick Benefit

Runyon Canyon Yoga Benefit to Stop Human Trafficking 3/12/2011

Find an Event in Your Area : Here

Both times I  was in India, I did work with Odanadi, a non-profit group devoted to ending human trafficking.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:30am, I will be teaching the 2nd annual Yoga Stops Traffick benefit class at Runyon Canyon, joining yogis all over the world in solidarity with the children of Odanadi, who will be holding their own class at the Mysore Palace in India. This international event is to raise awareness and money to help bring and end to human trafficking. Even if you don’t do yoga, come out and show your support.

This is a donation-based class. All proceeds from the March 12th class at Runyon Canyon and the sister classes around the world will go directly to Odanadi in Mysore, India.

If you can’t make the class, you can still donate at:

Find an Event in Your Area : Here

YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK is a one-day global Yoga event to raise awareness about human trafficking in India and across the world. On MARCH 12th 2011, yogis everywhere will roll out their Yoga mats to take a stand against trafficking and show their support to its millions of victims.

Yoga Stops Traffick India will be led from the grounds of the Mysore Royal Palace by 90 young people from local anti-trafficking organization Odanadi Seva Trust, many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Over the years, Astanga Yoga has come to play a vital role in their rehabilitation process: building their physical and mental strength, and restoring a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.

Over the past 21 years, Odanadi has rescued more than 1850 women and children, carried out over 60 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice. 100% of the money raised by this event will go directly to Odanadi, to support them in carrying out this crucial work.

LA Yoga Magazine

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