This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of September 11. Across the
country, yogis are gathering together to reflect, remember, and honor
the people who lost their lives and the families and communities who
live with the effects of that tragic day.
"I feel like I needed
to get the word out that it's never too late to lend a hand to those
affected," says Ashley DiMeglio, who organized a music and yoga event in Congers, New York, on Sunday.
together as a yoga community not only heals with our yoga practice but
brings us together to share in our hearts how we can unite together for
this cause," she says. For the class, whose proceeds go to September 11 Families' Association,
she asks people to bring a picture of a loved who who died or otherwise
affected by events of that day. "The reason for this is to place the
picture on their yoga mat to dedicate their yoga practice to them and to
send healing energy out to those that need that it."
other teachers and studios are offering free classes, or hosting
fundraisers. Here's just a sampling of the events happening on Sunday.
If there's nothing in your area, why not find a park, gym, or living
room to be together, and remember?
By Love Alone,
a free day of meditation on Governor's Island hosted by The
Project, the Shambhala Center, the Jewish Meditation Center of
Brooklyn, The Village Zendo, Won Buddhism of Manhattan, Buddhist Peace
Fellowship, and other meditation and spiritual communities. Some of New
York's leading meditation teachers will provide guided instruction
throughout the day.
Yoga for 9/11 is a 3-hour yoga-and-meditation practice to honor the heroes and victims of that day, with
proceeds going to the International Association of Fire Fighters
Disaster Relief Fund.
A 10th Anniversary Yoga Celebration
at Zaanti Yoga and Meditation Studio in Wilton will benefit the New
Hampshire campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace, and include
meditation, mantra, and asana.
Village Yoga is offering a free afternoon yoga class in honor of the day.