Thank you for your generous donation Dave Senior. I am sharing your story with everyone because clearly you get why we do what we do. Thanks again to Bikram Yoga South Pasadena for such an amazing fundraiser bringing the love of folks together.
My story is, I’m lawyer and was at a fairly substantial corporate firm back in 1991 and was asked to “step up” and represent a CA condemned inmate. It was my first experience meeting someone who had been convicted of murder. I’ve been working with the condemned in CA ever since. Always horrible circumstances, and never easy on the mind or heart. But, I’ve no doubt learned more from them, than they’ve received from me. Some folks have had very difficult histories.
If many of the guys I’ve worked for had UpRising Yoga while at CYA, it might have had a huge impact on their lives -- focus, discipline, effort = opportunity and reward. And the fact is, when you practice with others, you build a positive bond. My yogi friends and teachers look out for me. What you’re doing for these kids is priceless. Keep up the good work, and keep me posted if there is anything I can do to help the cause.
God bless, Dave