Miami Ten-Year-Old to Join Yoga Guru Baron Baptiste in Bringing Aid to Africa as Part of International Yoga Aid Challenge
Amandine Love Lerner, a 10-year-old local Artist, will be practicing yoga among internationally renowned yogis in a special fundraiser benefiting the Africa Yoga Project and other charitable causes.
Miami, FL (September, 10, 2010) – On September 19, 2010 Miami will host the Yoga Aid Challenge, a special 2-hour yoga practice to support philanthropic causes around the world, including the Africa Yoga Project. Among the participants will be Amandine Lover Lerner, a 10-year-old local artist who has been practicing yoga and meditation since the age of 3.
“There is a lot of suffering in the world but I know that if we all come together we can make a difference” Lerner says about her participation in the challenge. She adds, “When I close my eyes and think about Love, everything feels so good! I want to share this bliss I have felt through Yoga with all my brothers and sisters in Africa and the whole world”.
Yoga Aid began in 2006 in an effort to put action behind MC Yogi’s words, “When we live to give love, there’s no greater feeling.” The practices are held in large cities across the world and led by a series of 12 teachers, many of whom like Baron Baptiste, are internationally renowned. Participants seek sponsors and raise money for select charities.
To learn more about Yoga Aid visit: www.yogaaid.com
Among the charities being supported by the Yoga Aid Challenge this year is Africa Yoga Project, which introduces yoga to young people and women in Kenya. Africa Yoga Project also provides educational scholarships, job training, food stipends, housing subsidies and health services to bring much needed relief in the local communities.
To learn more about the Africa Yoga project visit: http://www.africayogaproject.org
Lerner will participate in the challenge as a member of the team representing Miami Yogashala, led by Miami renowned Power Yoga guru, Fred Busch.
To support Lerner, visit her fundraising page at: http://yogaaid.com/amandinelovelerner. One-hundred percent of all donations are made to the Africa Yoga Project and all donations are tax deductible. Amandine is actively seeking Corporate Sponsors to support her cause and help raise money for Africa Yoga Project.
The event will be held at Sacred Space, 100 NE 25th Street, Miami, Florida 33137 on Sunday, September 19th at 11am.
About Miami Yogashala
Miami Yogashala, located in Miami Beach, is a holistic Yoga studio directed by renowned yogi Fred Busch. Miami Yogashala offers over 40 classes per week as well as Teacher Training Certification courses and the highly celebrated South Beach Detox® program. In an effort to bring Yoga and its benefits to inner city youth, Miami Yogashala will also be embarking on efforts to teach Yoga in public schools and train youth to teach Yoga to their peers. More information about Miami Yogashala and its next Teacher Certification course, which begins on September 11, 2010 can be found at www.southbeachyoga.com
Alessandrina Lerner, Miami Yogashala