The students of Laughing River Yoga Teacher Training Program are gifting this donation for Nepal to our beloved teachers Emily Garrett, Sofi Dillof, Brian Tobin, Julia Howe Sullivan, and Kristen Hindes. Practicing and learning next to a river is a constant reminder of our union and connection to all beings and the whole world. May I be safe. May Nepal be safe. May All Beings be safe.

“Kathmandu, has a population of about 1 million, with a total of 2.5 million across the entire valley. The initial quake was 7.9 magnitude, followed by a strong aftershock of 6.6 a half­hour afterward, along with at least 15 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater, the USGS reported. The current reports say that around 6 million people have been affected by this between Nepal and its surrounding countries.

Nepal already has a great need for a clean­water program like ours (cholera is and ongoing problem)…Our initial goal with any project like this is to help mitigate the immediate suffering by providing victims with access to safe water. Once we have boots on the ground, and the framework of our program there is built, we will start to develop/implement long term programs that can be managed and built upon, locally.”