When I went through yoga teacher training we had to do several hours of Karma Yoga which is basically volunteer teaching. I haven’t really taught much yoga but I have translated the concept of Karma Yoga into Karma Photography. It just feels good to support a good cause and good friends.
These women have grown into quite a force of giving and support through their organization Be Well, A non-profit 501(c)3 corporation specializing in helping those living with cancer, their caregivers, & everyone living a stress-filled life. Mary Baker and Heidi Minga work with City of Hope San Diego to bring no cost yoga to those living with cancer through fundraisers such as this.
Held at Myrtle Creek Botanical Garden and Nursery in Fallbrook, Ca, these women led a beautiful practice, held a silent auction and nourished bodies with tasty food and drink. Everyone involved in these fundraisers are shining some serious light.
Traycie has lived with ovarian cancer for some time and is not in remission just yet. She continues to teach and take part in yoga classes and is as radiant and beautiful as she has ever been. Prior to chemotherapy she was a red head and her pixie growth is blonde and glittery grey. I think she is just the cutest thing ever and am so proud of her. The lovely Miss Amanda, also a cancer survivor and champion with City of Hope, with her beau holding down the fort at the sign in table. The community that yoga facilitates is such a gift. These women front and center teach at Sage Yoga Studio in Fallbrook and am grateful to have had Annmarie(right) in my teacher training class. I adore these women.
This lovely lady’s eye contact with me speaks volumes. Such a sweet afternoon.
Portobella wraps and the most beautiful salad served for lunch. There was also Myrlte Berry pie but I failed to capture that because we were all to busy eating it. Oops. and complete with a fashion show courtesy of Aston’s in Bonsall.Thank you Myrtle Creek for the hospitality and the use of your stunning gardens.