The idea for hitPLAYyoga came to me out of a burning desire to take my favorite yoga teachers with me when I traveled. Yoga is an addiction and when I traveled away from my studio, whether for business or pleasure, I always found myself longing to bring my studio along with me. And living in this modern day of constant busyness I would also find that I wasn’t able to make it into the studio as often as I liked. Pattabhi Jois’s words rang in my head, ‘Do yoga and all is coming’, and yet constantly life was getting in the way of this suggestion.
Then one day, after another amazing practice, I realized that I could have my favorite studio at my disposal if I could create it virtually! From this moment, hitPLAYyoga was born. Knowing that there are practitioners around the world with the same burning desire that I had, I brought together my husband, Joss Hudson, and one of my favorite yoga teachers, Kerry Armstrong, to create a community that would invite all yoga studios and all teachers to share their classes online.
We offer an open invitation for studios and teachers to participate in sharing their classes and community with the world. Together, we will raise the vibration of the planet by increasing the accessibility and frequency of yoga!
"I love having my hitPLAYyoga podcasts with me on the road! Thank you hitPLAYyoga, you help me make it happen!"-M. Williams
"I love rolling out my mat, turning on a hitPLAYyoga podcast, and slipping into my sacred yoga practice. I am so thankful to be a part of this community."-H. Hunter
"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help and patience getting everyone signed up. I really appreciate your responsiveness! Our being able to use hitPLAYyoga is incredibly helpful and a great resource for our training program."- A. Kress
"Wow I have loved the heck out of HPY it has made yoga easier to incorporate into my life!"- N. Villareal
"I just want to say I love hitPLAYyoga. You come everywhere with me. Being a teacher, it's just nice to flow with your friends from all around the globe."-J. Rogers
"Hey Bo! I LOVE hitPLAYyoga! It saved me while I was in Tennessee visting. I did yoga with instructors from South Carolina to Rhode Island to California! Thank you for telling me about it and I'll be sure to tell my yogi friends about it!"-T. Valentine
Making a positive impact
At hitPLAYyoga we have created the Empowerment Fund. A portion of each members monthly dues will be transferred into this fund. HPY will then donate from this fund to different charities throughout the year.
Africa Yoga Project | www.africayogaproject.org
Africa Yoga Project empowers over 250,000 Kenyans a year through the power of yoga. The 52 AYP teachers see no boundaries of sharing this practice. They teach in prisons, schools, special need centers, HIV rehabilitation centers, deaf schools and the masai villages.
AYP’s core activities on a weekly basis include: yoga practice, meditation, self-exploration through inquiry, performing arts as a vehicle for empowerment, health education (HIV/AIDS), relationship building, and community activism. All programs are designed to increase physical, emotional and mental wellbeing on the individual level while also building healthy and empowered communities.
Yoga Vedanta Kutir Orphanage
Musician and fellow yogi, Trevor Hall, is committed to raising money for the Yoga Vedanta Kutir Orphanage Ashram in Allahabad, India. Trevor travels to Yoga Vedanta Kutir Orphanage once a year to lend a helping hand and to deliver the donations he collects while he is on tour.
All ashrams are donation based, that is the nature of an ashram. But, this particular one is an orphanage. They take kids in off the street or if a family cannot provide for their children they can send them to this ashram. The kids are given everything they need to survive: shelter, food/water, clothing, and a modern education so they can get on in the world today. But most importantly, the Yoga Vedanta Kutir Orphanage instills upon the children the sublime and spiritual messages and essence that is behind the Vedas and the yoga system.
India is called the Motherland of spiritual knowledge because that is where it originated so many hundreds of thousands of years ago. But unfortunately these important messages are becoming lost in India today. They are drown out as India becomes more westernized and they are not held at such high importance as they once were.
If you would like to support Yoga Vedanta Kutir Orphanage Ashram in their efforts to help children and preserve Indias’ legacy, please message firstname.lastname@example.org.
100% of your donations go to the kids and the ashram, so every dollar counts and is very much appreciated, more than you know.
With My Own Two Hands Foundation | http://www.withmyown2hands.org/
With My Own Two Hands Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to combining the yoga and sport communities with social activism. We work within these active communities as a way to raise funds and awareness for projects we work with in Africa that benefit children in need. We work with many projects that benefit orphaned or disadvantaged children in Africa in need of help.
Yoga and sports has empowered millions of people around the world and our goal is to activate these active communities as a way to take their yoga practice and/or sport into the world around them. Our goal is to inspire these communities to realize that they can make a difference with their own two hands. At WMO2H, we believe our hands are an extension of our hearts and our goal is to bridge our local community with our global brothers and sisters.
We encourage our yoga and sport communities to realize their unique gifts and skills that they have in order to help us make a difference for children in need in Africa. Once we believe that we make a difference…then we will!