Women for Women International “Give Your Yoga” Event Draws Celebrities, Makes an Impact

Images of Women for Women International program participants were projected on the walls surrounding guests of the “GIVE YOUR YOGA” event hosted on September 30 at the Urban Zen Foundation. It was an evening of yoga, music and philanthropy benefiting Women for Women International and the Urban Zen Foundation.

The more than 75 guests were welcomed by Donna Karan and then introduced to the core values, mission and programs of Women for Women International by Karen Sherman, WfWI’s Executive Director of Global Programs. Other notable guests included Christy Turlington-Burns, Yaya DaCosta and Diana Rockefeller, representing the Women for Women International New York Leadership Circle.

From there it was time for yoga. Yoga instructor Elizabeth Rossa opened the practice by reading the opening line from the first letter she received from her Women for Women International sponsored sister. Rossa and Elena Brower then led the group in an inspired and cleansing hour-long yoga session. The yoga class was accompanied by musician Garth Stevenson on the cello.

The evening concluded with a meet-and-mingle, as well as an auction. To see wellness items still available for auction via Charity Buzz, click here.

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