I am on a journey to complete 108 Sun Salutations every day for 108 days and to raise money to fund my aspirations of going to India to complete my 500RYT in Yoga Therapy and to complete a Panchakarma Ayurvedic cleanse after extensive treatments of chemotherapy and radiation in 2008.
50% of all contributions will be donated back into the community through 3 different organizations that are very near and dear to my heart.
This will require me to work twice as hard to accomplish my goal, but it is worth it. My community stretches far beyond the city limits and I feel very honored and blessed to have you on this journey with me as I move toward my dreams and also help others to live theirs.
This idea came into my head about 2 months ago and since then, I have had sign after sign telling me that I HAVE to go forward with it. There are a lot of parts that I am still very unsure about, and there is that HUGE thing called vulnerability that still catches my breath when I think of putting myself out here like this.
What if my body can’t withstand the magnitude of completing 108 Sun Salutations every single day? What if my schedule doesn’t allow for hours of yoga each day? What if I don’t raise enough money? What if…?
Then one day, I magically discovered that I have been here before. As I was thinking about 108 and how it shows up in so many different texts, I was curious if this number had any previous significance in my life, and it has – during the most challenging period of my life to date.
Get this – it was EXACTLY 108 days from the DAY that I received my full diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 2A to the EXACT DAY of my 8th and final chemo-therapy treatment. How crazy is that?!
And I’ve got another one for you – it was exactly 216 days from the date I heard “you have cancer”, on a Tuesday after Australia Day 2008, to the EXACT date of my flight back home to the states! This was 216 days that were filled with hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and beautiful and heart felt conversations and love from my family and loved ones near and far.
So like I said, I’ve been here before. The difference is this time I get to choose my challenge and while the intensity of these butterflies in my stomach increases, I’m confident that this too will take me to areas that will break me wide open allowing room for growth.
If you would like to support my mission by donating to this campaign, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/Salutations2India
Also, I will be posting daily updates of my campaign and locations and times for donation-based yoga classes at https://www.facebook.com/INDIEYOGA.StephanieShrock
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Thank you and warmest of love to you!