To honor a family that is a strong presence in Madrona, Live Love Flow yoga studio at 12th and Cherry is holding a fundraiser class to raise money for the Rain Forest Action Network, a non-profit Justin Ferrari was passionate about. The class is at 3 p.m. Saturday. You should pre-register online for a spot (under the “workshops” tab on the website).
From Live Love Flow:
Sangha Flow in Honor of Justin Ferrari, Maggie Hooks and Family
Saturday, June 2nd
Cycle 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Flow 3:45-5:00 pm
Dear MFY :: LLF Peeps,
I’m sure that the horrific news from last Thursday has traveled to all of you. As most of you know a Madrona man was killed on Thursday afternoon on the corner of 28th and Cherry. He was driving in his mini-van with his two children and parents when he got caught in the crossfire of senseless gang violence. While not Yogis at MFY, this family was a direct part of our Madrona community. They live in the neighborhood and are regulars at the Madrona Park and other local businesses. I often see Maggie, Justin’s wife, strolling happily with her two beautiful children as she passes MFY on her way to and from Madrona Elementary and the park. A lot Yogi’s from our MFY community have been very personally impacted by this tragedy and are suffering from the pain and loss.
One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Mother Teresa: “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” While this violence sends many of us into a reactive tail spin of separation and fear, let’s use our time in the studio to focus on peace, compassion and community and remember that what we give our attention to grows: intending more peace, love, and compassion will progress us further along the path of healing than spinning deeper into the emotions of reactivity, separation and fear.
As a Sangha (community), our studios have the power to connect us to each other, to stay grounded the power of our Yoga practice to promote healing and assuage fear, and we have the ability to collectively raise funds. We will be hosting a fundraiser class in honor of Justin and Maggie’s family at LLF next Saturday, June 2nd from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. While registration for the event is free, we will be suggesting a cash or check donation of $50 on the day of the practice. In an online statement from KIRO TV, Justin’s Family is asking for donations to be made to 3 charities about which Justin was passionate: we have selected to support Rain Forest Action Network in his honor. Checks may be made out to the Rain Forest Action Network or directly to his wife, Maggie Hooks, if you would prefer that she choose the allocation of your generous donations.
Our famous radio personality and cycle instructor extrordinaire, Don O’Neil, is going to kick off the class with a 45 minute ride, then Jaime/Madzy/and or Tess will take it into the studio for a 75 minute flow where will set the collective intention to flood the community with compassion, love and peace. Join us for one or both segments. Pre-registration is suggested, navigate to the workshops tab.
As always, in peace, love, and light: NAMASTE,
Jaime Scates Schmitz
Owner LLF :: MFY