San Diego CA— The One Love Movement, a nonprofit aimed at raising awareness and support for at-risk children, will host its 6th Annual Charity Yoga Event on Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in downtown San Diego at the Waterfront Park. The event will feature yoga with live music followed by a wine and beer garden. All proceeds from the event will support under-served youth with a large portion staying locally in San Diego and a percentage being sent abroad to The One Love Shelter in India, which currently cares for 19 children.
“Every year this event brings together the people that enjoy the spirit of yoga both on and off the mat by practicing kindness and compassion,” said Kim Bauman, founder of The One Love Movement. “It’s a beautiful thing to see so many people share a common goal in helping others.”
The annual event connects more than 600 participants each year through yoga, the act of giving back and music. Five guest yoga instructors including Kim Bauman, Beth O’Reilly, Mandy Burstein, Amy Opielowski and Chelsea Koehnen will lead The One Love Movement’s 2017 Charity Yoga Event with live music from local group Dub Sutra. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the wine and beer garden, and vendors like Kashi, Indo-Love, Suja Juice and Mush. Funds from past events have been dispersed to several organizations in San Diego including Monarch School, San Diego Youth Services, and Outdoor Outreach to assist with education, foster youth and opportunities to grant outdoor excursions. Funds have also been donated to assist with human trafficking in San Diego.
“I started The One Love Movement after I went on a humanitarian trip to Haiti where we volunteered at several orphanages. It was when I was connecting with teenagers at the orphanages that it dawned on me my circumstances—I was an orphan as a baby and adopted into a life of opportunity,” said Bauman. “For the first time in my life I had realized how blessed I was. I am not better or any more special than these kids, but I got picked for a better life. The One Love Movement is all about helping kids who may never get the blessed life that I get to live.”
The event opens at 8 a.m., with instruction beginning at 9 a.m. The yoga practice will be held for an hour and 30 minutes on the lawn of Waterfront Park. The wine and beer garden will remain open until 1 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. Tickets are currently available for purchase and start at $27. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available at www.serveyourheart.org/be-a-sponsor
The One Love Movement has raised over $150,000 for underserved women and children locally in San Diego, San Francisco, and globally in India, Tanzania, Haiti, Uganda and the U.K. with future projects being created for 2017 in Ghana and South Korea. For more information on The One Love Movement, to purchase tickets or donate to the cause, please visit www.serveyourheart.org.