We are stronger together
I am super grateful with life for allowing me to make my moolah through my two biggest passions – trade mark law and yoga. I have been a yoga practitioner since 2012 and a yoga teacher since 2014.
Toward the end of 2017, while I was working as an associate in Lima – Peru, I came across Con Pazion, a non-for profit organization that was only a couple of months old at the time.
Con Pazion is based in Manchay, a slum in the outskirts of Lima. It provides children with quality holistic primary education that offers them knowledge and skills they need to care for themselves and others while participating in upward community development. They use yoga as their main tool to develop physical and mental strength.
I contacted the founder and asked her if I could help somehow on the weekends. She invited me to go to Manchay with her the following Sunday and teach a yoga class to the kids.
What followed will always be one of the most beautiful chapters of my life. I became the first-ever volunteer and ended up helping during the whole summer. This was definitely very different from teaching yoga in a studio to people that had everything to live comfortably. Despite the difficulties in their lives, these kids taught me that it is way better to spend a Sunday sharing your passion, than tanning at the beach. They taught me that happiness is definitely not found in material things but in experiences.
To see them running towards us as soon as we got off the bus, hear them asking us to sing mantras together and even suggesting spending beach days by the river…now that was happiness!! My heart grew 1000 bigger the summer of 2018.
Today Con Pazion has grown a lot thanks to the help and big hearts of Peruvians and foreigners. This year they are opening their first school – the first holistic school in the slums of Peru!
I would have liked to continue teaching for Con Pazion but life called to Australia on more time.
As a way to continue helping from the distance, for each referral that becomes a client of Luisa Álvarez Trade Marks, I donate $10 to Con Pazion.
Thank you for allowing me to continue helping #withpeaceandcompassion.
For a better future together.