There’s an event worth attention this Saturday. Ashtanga Yoga New York is holding a benefit for Odanadi, an organization in Mysore, India, that fights human trafficking (forced prostitution and modern-day slavery) and helps rehabilitate its victims with education, housing, and yoga.
YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK is a one-day global yoga event to raise awareness about human trafficking in India. On March 13th, 2010, Yogis around the world will roll out their mats for a mass sun salutation, to take a stand against trafficking and show their support to its millions of victims.
From Ashtanga Yoga New York:
We have a gathering this Saturday, March 13th at the school from 2:30-5:30. It truly will be thinking globally and acting locally as yogis in 18 countries and 56 cities around the world join to raise awareness about human trafficking in India, led by a group in Mysore. Our event will be casual and fun including homemade cookies, optional sun salutations, music and chatting and could be a lovely opportunity for us to socialize together. Please feel welcome to drop by at any time; it would be nice to have New York cheerfully represent!