Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day is Laughing Lotus San Francisco’s Non-Prophet Selfless Service foundation Benefitting Non-Profits locally, nationally and internationally through volunteer programs and benefit classes. 50% of proceeds from our daily 2:30 community classes and Jasmine’s Saturday 10am class goes to benefit a different monthly non-profit serving the community and world. It’s Love that make the world go round and Love that saves the Day!

Love Saves the Day ~ RISE

In seeking to spread and share the fruits of yoga and wellness, this month Laughing Lotus supports RISE (Root, Inspire, Support, Empower): Yoga For Youth, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that brings yoga, mindfulness and other life-skills to schools and young people’s organizations in order to foster the sort of emotional and social learning that will help our children lead happier and healthier lives.

RISE empowers adolescents to be agents of change in the world.

Among RISE’s programs are:

•Yoga Foundations: a program that brings yoga into schools on a weekly basis in order to help students not only learn postures and pranayama, but also to develop confidence and the tools to manage the stresses that young people are increasingly subjected to in the modern world.

•The Full In-School Program brings yoga and wellness workshops to students three times per week. Students participate in both asana classes that foster strength, skill, and mindfulness and also in workshops that address issues such as conflict resolution, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and stress management.

•Programs for Teachers and Staff instructs faculty how to bring simple yoga and mindfulness techniques into their classrooms in order to build community, reduce stress, and help students to focus.

If you’d like to help RISE continue to bring the peaceful serenity that accompanies yoga to Bay Area youth, please click here for more on how to get involved.

In the words of spiritual teacher Sri Chimoy:

Silence is not silent.

Silence speaks.

It speaks most eloquently.

Silence is not still.

Silence leads.

It leads most perfectly.

As we embrace silence this month at Laughing Lotus, we may come to the profound realization that without mindfulness practices, we are all, in the words of Bo Lozoff, “all doing time.” So, sit, get quiet, and be free. And then, get involved; and remember, Love really does Save the Day!

In Love and Service,
Jasmine