Project Haiti: Get the ball rolling

Not too far in the future, Haiti’s infrastructure will be coming back together and the world will begin to move on.  The aid organizations will pack up and move on to the next disaster.  And the people of Haiti will be left to deal with the emotional fallout.  That’s where you come in.

Boston yogis, friends and family are gathering and gearing up for Project Haiti yogaHOPE founder Sue Jones, Maggie Juliano of Sprout Yoga, David Emerson of the Trauma Center and Black Lotus Yoga, Mark Lilly of Street Yoga and Jennifer Cohen of Little Flower Yoga are creating a program to bring yoga to trauma survivors as well as  the secondary victims, like the people of aid agencies.  These yoga teachers already do amazing work in the local community bringing the healing effect of yoga to those with PSTD and trauma survivors … and now they’re bringing their expertise to Haiti.

For more information and to stay updated on the Project Haiti developments, please bookmark or subscribe to the Project Haiti blog.
Want to help?  Here’s what we need right now:

  • If you want to teach yoga, David Emerson will be offering training for volunteer yoga teachers.  Email yogahope [AT] gmail [DOT] org to express interest. (Putting in “at symbols” and punctuation where necessary.)
  • If you can help put Project Haiti in touch with supporters and fundraisers, please email yogahope [AT] gmail [DOT] org.
  • Donate yoga mats and clothes to the project
  • Donate studio space for teaching training
  • Contact your local yoga studio to set up a donation class to help raise money for the project
  • Donate frequent-flyer miles so we can get our yogis on the ground

This is a start.  As plans continue to shape up, I’ll post more information.  In the meantime, THANK YOU!

Questions?  Comments?  Leave ’em here and let’s get this ball rolling!

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4 responses to “Project Haiti: Get the ball rolling

  1. Best of luck with a very worthwhile cause. My heart breaks for the people of Haiti.

  2. Thanks for the support Abby!

  3. This is a great initiative. I am haitian,and i lost my house during the earthquake. I’ve been doing yoga for almost 3 years now, and it’s with yoga i was able to keep my balance and strength during this difficult year. I would like to share this passion with my friends and colleges, but i don’t quite know how to be a teacher. Do you offer any instructor crash courses in Haiti ?
    Thanks for contacting me…

    • Hi Laurence! I am in awe of your bravery and courage. As for teacher trainings, I would contact Sprout Yoga or yogaHOPE. Those two organizations have been at the fore front of this venture and should have local contacts and more information.

      I wish you all the success in the world!

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