This month, our connection in community is called Light a Path. They are all about connection; their mission statement is “connection creates resilience.”
Light a Path (LAP) supports personal, communal and ecological resilience by connecting service-minded yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and body workers to populations with limited access to holistic resources. Yoga and meditation are clinically proven to address trauma, depression, addiction, stress and more. LAP works to bring somatic therapies, free of charge, to underserved populations; some of the folks who could most benefit from these modalities are often the least likely to have access to them. At this moment, Light a Path has programs offering yoga to youth-at-risk in local high schools and one middle school. Light a Path is also facilitating several programs in area correctional facilities, including yoga, running and sound therapy. Yoga for area homeless is expected to launch in the next few weeks.
While founded by yoga teachers, Light a Path is inclusive of all ways to connect therapeutically. If you have a desire to volunteer with those in need, let Light a Path know. Learn more about Light a Path by visiting them online at http://www.lightapath.org/. There are also opportunities to donate as well as submit an application to volunteer.