by Meghan Farrell
I am organizing a 5k run/walk for non-profit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to be held on April 14th (this is an event that has been happening in Florida and around the world since 2013). To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Through our One Love Flows program, supporting a different non-profit every month, February proceeds went to this organization.
Inspired by ahimsa, the yogic principle of non-violence, my mission is to bring people together for a common cause and to foster non-violence in words and actions in the ways we interact with ourselves and others. I have experienced this at Dhyana Yoga Arts— the first time I met Deanna I knew that she was a good person and I felt welcomed by every teacher at the studio— that is one of the main reasons I chose Dhyana Yoga Arts as my yoga studio and community. I hope to further inspire community and non-violence through words and actions at this event. All are welcome! You can choose to dedicate the run/walk to anyone or anything, whether it is for yourself, in honor of a loved one, in the spirit of health, or anything that is meaningful to you! ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE CLASS PASS!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Step 1: Go here and purchase your 2018 Run For It 5k - Virtual Runners pack. You can select either Level 1 ($25) or Level 2 ($40).
Step 2: Join me on April 14th at 9:30 AM for a run/walk/stroll/skip around Chubb Park. It will be a laid back event. If you’re not a runner, that’s ok (I don’t consider myself a runner, so I will most likely be run/walking, or as I like to call it, ralking (rocking) it!). It’s just about getting out and moving to inspire hope and change. We will have sport pens so that we can write the word “Love” on each others arms.” Take pictures and post to social media with hashtag #DhyanaYogaArts and #Runforit5k to be entered into a raffle to win a yoga mat and DYA shirt!
Step 3: Present your running bib at the time of the event, and get your free class pass!
Click here for more details about the organization and the virtual 5k.