I started practicing yoga in 1998. Throughout the years it has become a practice, both physical and spiritual, that keeps me centered, challenges and rejuvenates me unlike anything else. Moving abroad was a difficult transition for my practice because of a lack of studios, until one fateful day when a best friend of mine in NYC suggested a website called YogaGlo. This website has literally revolutionized my practice simply because it allows me incredible access to yoga (all styles, all levels, incredible teachers) no matter where I am in the world.
Whether you live abroad, travel a lot, or neither, YogaGlo is such a perfect way to practice yoga from “home”. If you like yoga, do yourself a favor and check out the website. Your first two weeks are free and you’ll see that you can filter classes and practices exactly the way it works for you. www.yogaglo.com
Luckily, there are also special occasions in Panama when I will attend a workshop by a dear friend and yogi, Sofia Arias of Beautiful Imperfect or, unique mornings like yesterday when I attended a fundraising event for an incredible program called Cambio Creativo. Held in the “ballroom” of an old Casco Viejo building, the event was a great success with over 30 of us in attendance. All proceeds went towards Cambio Creativo and our advanced Ashtanga class was followed by a brunch and a presentation. A thick sense of community filled the room, joined by a positive, healthy, inspiring vibe.
Cambio Creativo (Creative Change) was co-founded by a friend, Rose Marie Cromwell, and is an incredible result of hard work, thoughtful vision, and commitment to a positive goal with a profound impact. Cambio Creativo’s mission goes as follows:
Cambio Creativo is an educational platform that promotes critical thinking skills, determination and self-expression through the process of exchanging ideas and skills. We facilitate a space for mutual exchange between a group of mentors and students in Coco Solo (Colon, Panama). Monthly interdisciplinary workshops are led by mentors from Colon, Panama City and abroad. We trust that by stimulating knowledge, creativity, and positive experiences, participants will find alternatives for their own social and economic development.
As a teacher, I am truly inspired by what Cambio Creativo is making a reality. So many of us want to help and be involved with our communities but aren’t always sure how to go about it. Rose Marie Cromwell and her diverse team of artists, mentors, and visionaries are setting a fantastic example.
I highly encourage you to check out their website, and even donate to this valuable program if you can. www.cambiocreativo.org
I would love to hear your thoughts. If you have a chance to check out any of the links I’ve shared, if you would like to provide feedback, if you’d like any more information, or if you have similar stories to share, please feel free to do so!