me + the volcano

Reverb10 – December 25 – Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.

Me, teaching yoga and mindfulness at our Gratitude Yoga Retreat at Earth Lodge near Antigua, Guatemala.

This place is about an hour from where I live in Guatemala City. It has a view of three volcanoes, including the magnificent one in the background of this snapshot. My teaching partner, Ash, took the photo during the Sunday morning workshop on metta (lovingkindness). It was Sunday, November 14, 2010. We are excited to be offering yoga retreat weekends there in March and April 2011!

I like this photograph because, in it, I am sitting up straight and tall without even thinking about it.

I feel like I am doing what I’m meant to be doing when I am sharing the practices of yoga and meditation.

good karma spotlight

“Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” ~John Wesley

Recommended NGOs

The Miracle Foundation. Empowering orphans in India to reach their full potential, one child at a time.

Batsiranai. Fair trade handicraft project of mothers of disabled children in Zimbabwe.

Hug It Forward. Bottle school building, recycling and environmental education and development in rural Guatemalan communities.

Long Way Home. Alternative construction community center and school in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.

Kiva. Micro-loans to the working poor, all over the world.

Safe Passage. Dedicated to educating children of families who work in the Guatemala City dump.

Somaly Mam Foundation. Saving Cambodian women and girls from sex slavery, torture and abuse.

World Food Programme. A billion people on earth are starving, and we can do something about it.

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