In 2014 I had the priviledge of traveling to India with the Village Experience to meet the women and girls of the Women's Interlink Foundation (WIF).
I was deeply moved by the outpooring of love that I received from these women and girls, most of whom had been sold into a life of sex slavery or who had been married off as child brides well before they reached the age of consent or who simply had been given up by their families who could not afford to raise them. Luckily for them, WIF was there to provide them with a loving home and skills training so they could begin to know their worth as women and live a life of dignity.
Although several years have passed since I met with WIF, the heart-breaking stories of the rescued girls and the resounding joy of the center have never left me. Despite the fact that I was there to help them, they help me tremendously to heal my own wounds, to know the depths of my own heart, and to find the courage to be an agent of change in a world of chaos.
I am asking you, my yoga students, friends, family, and anyone and everyone who crosses my path to join me in service of something greater than ourselves. In the age of the great lie in which we find ourselves in the West, it is more important than ever to stay connected to the truth within.
Here's a little more about WIF: Set up in 1990, WIF is a non-governmental organization , working towards implementing integrated women, child and community development projects, providing need-based interventions such as literacy for women and children, prevention of violence against the vulnerable, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked victims, action against deprivation of basic rights. WIF is registered in India under the Charitable Trusts Act.
Please join me in service to WIF so together we can support their mission to help women and girls in India.
It's easy to forget, but our destiny is bound to the state of the most marginalized among us. Please give today.
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Message me if you would be interested in returning to India with me in 2020 for a yoga-in-action style retreat to visit WIF.
Thank you. Namaste, with love,
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