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Fundraising for a Good Cause

In the short time I have worked with the YMCA, my heart has been fueled with love, empathy & kindness. I never thought working with young children would change me for good. I started as an Assistant Director for an after school program in Miami, FL. My job was to support the School Director and help to fill in ratio for a group of first graders. Within a couple of weeks working with them, I learned through the School Principal that this group had a bad reputation in the entire school. I then I realized my real purpose was to stand for these children and prove everyone wrong. I incorporated fun Yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation and forty five minutes of physical exercise. What I learned was that not only did my group become more grounded and conscious, but they also became receptive to following instructions and improved a lot in their academics. I also realized children learn better in fun and interactive environments.

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Solar eclipse and a connection with God?

As I drove in to work I noticed a group of nurses and doctors gathered outside staring at the Solar eclipse. One of the girls I work with grabbed me and offered me a pair of glasses so I could look up. With my eyes, I was able to see half the moon covering the sun and was stuck on how beautiful that was. To me, it felt as though we were celebrating in unison with the divine force which moves us all. Doctors, nurses, caregivers, nutritionist’s and myself were on site together experiencing the miraculous shift of the planets and the solar system.  Everyone around me kept saying they felt something. So, I asked what it was that they felt and someone (what appeared to be a doctor or a surgeon) said he felt a connection with God. I chuckled softly to make it seem unremarkable,  but the gentleman turned around immediately to clarify he was not joking and elaborated that the last time he had experienced this was when he was at the Grand Canyon. Then I thought, sure this could certainly be a good metaphor of God communicating with us. After my Yoga class with patients, many of them held conversations with each other expressing how excited they were to continue their breathing and meditation efforts on their own. Especially, a young boy of 19 diagnosed with Leukemia. Continue reading

Beginner Yoga Workshop

Enrolling now: Learn the Basics (4-Weeks) Workshop

Fit Lotus now offers small and private yoga classes from her home base studio in Downtown, Miami. In this four week program, you will learn to master the basic poses in many traditional yoga classes. Learning at your own pace will ensure that you feel strong and confident in your own practice.

Class sessions will run:
Sundays: 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
10:30 am – 12:00pm

Promo price: $65 for all four weeks. Drop in price: $18. Please e-mail fitlotus@gmail to arrange and complete your registration.

10 Minute Home Workout

Today, I decided to share with you a simple yet powerful workout. Since I can not lunge, squat or be much on my foot, I decided to do a few hip extensions, hip adductions and glute kick-backs. I added core and upper body strength as a bonus since I must have the upper body strength to keep swinging in crutches. I feel good about my recovery and patiently looking forward to walking again soon. Thank you all for your care and support. Now, please join me for a 10-minute workout at home.

Feel free to modify and/or maximize this workout to your fitness level. Exercises are listed below:

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