Drum roll please….
The winner of the Yoga Graffiti Photo Contest is:
Bravo Tacoasana by Amanda
I could not stop laughing at this one. Taco, bravo,open… Very creative and brave, I must say. Congratulations, Amanda!
Here are the runner ups:
The coffee shop is now open by Jennifer
Tree pose at such an inconvenient time by Scott.
Emma, I will always think of this pic when I tell my students to get into fire hydrant dog.
Nadia, I will try to remember this the next time I freak out in swim lessons
And of course the real winner is Africa Yoga Project who will be receiving $500!!!!
Raffle winners: lululemon headbands: Emma, Lisa K, Tyrah
AND lululemon water bottles: Gina, Nou, Cindy
(If you’re reading this, email me your address so I can send these to you otherwise I will contact you this week to get that info)
T H A N K Y O U! You guys rock! And as they said at the 1st grade field day: you’re a winner if you had fun!
If you do more tagging beyond this contest, I would love to see the pics!
A HUGE THANK YOU goes to lululemon athletica: Palo Alto Store for letting me teach to earn the $200 gift card and Santana Row for donating the raffle prizes! I love me lulus!
I am filled to the brim with GRATITUDE and INSPIRATION from all the participants and donors! Africa Yoga Project is the recipient of $500!!! YAY!!! I am overwhelmed with the responsibility of choosing the winner :) These are all soooooo GOOD! Here are the entries in no particular order. Winner of $200 lululemon gift certificate and 6 raffle prize winners to be announced July 5th.
What is your favorite?
#1 (flip dog)
#2 Urdva Dhanurasana on a surf board
#4 (Lake Muskoka, Ontario Canada)
#5 @ Cool California
#6 Sequoia Tree in Sequoia, CA
#11 (snow storm backyard NJ)
#12 (tour bus in India)
#14 (skip the unlucky number)
#15 (yoga in snow in montana)
#16 (Varansi India on the shore of the Ganges where only the men practice)
#17 (This is the tree that was uprooted during the last tornado storm through Michigan, I thought this is going to be the new kind of eagle to perch and fly from this tree now)
#18 (A crow has perched in this fallen tree)
#19 (cliff hanger)
#24 (These guys were transfixed by the power of asana)
#25 (side crow trying to stay dry)
#26 (on top of half dome in yosemite)
#27 (Cool, california)
#28 (home stretch)
#29 (mountain on top of a mountain - half dome in yosemite)
#30 (calm in the midst of chaos)
#31 (crow on top of half dome, yosemite)
#32 (bravo tacoasana)
#36 (mind over madness, time square, NY)
#37 (san jose museum of art)
#38 (dueling bow on a moving tube)
#42 (crow on a tube)
#44 (yoga on the tracks)
#45 (adho mukha firehydrasana)
#46 (leap of faith)
#47 (Makapu'u Mountain ,Honolulu, Hawaii)
#48 (Makapu'u Mountain ,Honolulu, Hawaii)
#53 (coffee stand below Mt. Shasta)
And one creative video that was submitted: yoga retreat
What should you do with procrastination?
… put it off of course!
Ever wanted a second chance? Often wish you had more time? Well you asked for it and the way the Universe works is “ask and you shall receive!” Sometimes we ask and we don’t get it, but sometimes if we keep asking, She may just answer.
Many have asked if they could submit their photo after the 25th because they were going on this “big” trip and wanted a good photo op, so I am extending the Yoga Graffiti contest til June 30th. Please, please, please submit your photos and donations by midnight June 30th. If you don’t have a pic by June 30th, please consider donating to this amazing charity, Africa Yoga Project (AYP). They are living and sharing the true essence of yoga and transforming lives like magic. I can only imagine the impact that I would be able to make on my own but the Africa Yoga Project has united so many people together and have really shown the world what a great difference we can make if we all did a little bit to help out. Within a month of announcing their new project for July, AYP has raised about $17,239 of the $50,000 needed for their July programs.
Here’s the amazing work they’ve done so far and the contribution of two amazing Kenyan teachers who’ve benefited from the program. AYP’s 43 teachers reach over 2300! that’s 2300! people each week. I’d say that’s incredible!!!
Send in your pictures and donation to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 30th