This Sunday May 19th,LBBC will host it’s signature education and fundraising event Yoga on the Steps: Philadelphia for the 11th year in a row! The one hour long all-levels yoga class will take place on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and afterwards guests are encouraged to attend the Healthy Living Expo where local and national health and fitness vendors display their products and services. Yoga on the Steps educates communities about healthy living and quality of life issues and all funds will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s education and support resources. Here, Keli Engleson tells us about her first Yoga on the Steps and why she feels it’s such a great experience…
I’m really looking forward to the event! It makes me so happy to combine yoga and fitness with community and charity organizations. I am dedicated to health and wellness and being able to make a difference through events centered around the mind and body while supporting an important cause is an incredible feeling.
Last year was Yoga on the Step’s 10th anniversary and it was my first year to attend the event. The energy of over 1,700 people gathering on the steps of the Art Museum to support LBBC was moving and powerful. The class itself was excellent and it was amazing looking around and taking in the sea of colorful yoga mats as we all moved as individuals yet at the same time, together as a group, united for a cause we all believe to be important.
After the class, participants and supporters enjoyed fresh foods and beverages and strolled through the Healthy Living Expo which featured event sponsors, yoga & fitness studios, healthful foods, recipe books, natural products and information about local area nonprofit and service organizations. The food provided was great and the vendors were friendly and helpful.
I hope to see even more people participate in Yoga on the Steps this year. We’re supporting such an important organization while having such a fun time. If you haven’t been to the event in the past, make sure to be there this year!
Love, health, peace, and happiness to all.
Keli Engleson, “Yoga Peach,” is a registered yoga instructor and certified birth doula the Philadelphia area. As a doula, Keli provides birth services and support throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. She also arranges destination weddings and yoga retreats in Belize. Keli enjoys blogging about yoga, health and wellness. She also shares healthy recipes and personal stories through her journey in yoga and fitness. http://www.yogapeach.com