We can tell you how amazing Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer is (which we do and will continue to!) But we decided to let participants speak for themselves:
“You don’t have to have had a yoga class prior to the event to participate as there are many instructors assisting whoever needs help. All levels of yoga experience are seen on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.”
“The word I keep coming back to is inclusive. It truly is a community.”
“When I attended Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer for the first time, I didn’t have much experience with yoga. I didn’t have a mat with me, and when a woman I had never met noticed that, she offered me an extra—she had brought two with her for extra padding. That’s when I realized that participating in Yoga Unites for LBBC isn’t about being good at yoga—it’s about the sense of belonging and community that you feel when you participate in a yoga class made up of people of many different ages, backgrounds and abilities.”
“When I first heard about Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer I must admit I was a little intimated by the thought of hundreds of people doing a yoga class on the steps of the Art Museum. Doing weird poses in front of strangers? No thank you. I always thought of yoga as something spiritual people did to get in touch with their inner self, you know the whole meditation thing. The more I learned about the event, however, the more intrigued I became. When I saw pictures of the event from previous years, I was in awe. It’s inspiring to see so many people together in unity – men, women, children, teens, young ones and not so young – all together for one great cause. Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer is unique in that you don’t have to run or walk, you need not be in excellent physical shape to participate, all you need is to be there and breathe.”
“What I’m looking forward to the most is seeing everyone together in a sense of community, a community of support for women affected by breast cancer.”
“Something else that is inspiring is the banner that is signed by everyone in honor of, in support of, in memory of… When the event is over, the banner is filled with names and pictures and signatures. It’s a vivid reminder that we’re all touched by cancer in some way.”
Check out the Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer blog to see a snapshot of photos from last year’s event. You’ll see why we hold this event every year in May. And why it means so much to so many people.
Want to get involved? Visit the Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer website to see all the ways you can participate and help us raise $200,000 for the nearly 200,000 women that will be diagnosed by breast cancer this year. Also, become a fan of Yoga Unites for LBBC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!