Yoga was an important aspect of my mom's life, both as a physical practice and also a social one—as coffee with friends generally followed most classes. Professionally, Lisa spent the majority of her working life fundraising for cancer research. Thus, one of her many many brilliant ideas, Yoga for Hope, was born.
Though attending this event without Lisa remains unbearably heartbreaking, the gathering of her friends and family in one location practicing yoga has a reaffirming impact. It is a clear demonstration of her legacy of community and generosity towards others. Plus, you have to see the humor in practicing in Union Square, as tourists pass by a mass of people doing yoga and think to themselves, "This is exactly how I imagined San Francisco."
If you can not join in person, I hope that you might consider aiding us in raising money for City of Hope. Our goal is for this incredible organization to have the means to continue to discover treatments that revolutionize how patients across the nation receive support and care in the midst of battling their diseases.
Cheers to Lisa's vision. Let's do this!