Off the Mat NYC is partnering up with The Somaly Mam Foundation (www.somaly.org) to create a global yoga month in January 2012 to raise awareness and funding to help bring an end to sex trafficking.
Somaly Mam is a survivor of sex slavery who has dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors of sex trafficking. Money raised during this month will go back to the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the eradication of sex trafficking and modern-day slavery and the empowerment of its survivors. SMF supports victim services, empowerment programs such as job skills and education, and advocacy and awareness campaigns.
This global initiative will culminate in an inspirational Yoga for Freedom practice led by NYC's leading yoga teachers; Elena Brower, Dana Flynn, Alan Finger, Sri Dharma Mittra, Cyndi Lee, Tricia Donegan, Sierra Bender, Jodie Rufty, and Suzanne Sterling. The evening will be a celebration of the yoga community's commitment to the eradication of sex trafficking. Don't miss this opportunity to unite for freedom with the NYC yoga community!