I Hope this Won’t Be a One Woman Mission

In January, my 6 year old daughter asked me if there were still slaves. I had to say Yes. I hadn’t thought about that much until she asked and I realized the answer was Yes. I don’t want it to be so. But it is. There are millions of people still in slavery on this planet. Many are women and children. I didn’t really realize this until a few years ago and then just buried it deep in my file of “I don’t want to think about it.. too horrifying.”  But I am not going to allow that to happen anymore. I want to know more and I and I hope to be the guide for many of you to learn too.

This whole entire year ALL classes I teach in DC and VA will be by donation. That means no set prices on classes.  ALL of those donations will go towards my Global Seva Challenge, a program of Off the Mat Into the World. This will challenge me to raise $20,000 this year. This is more money than I have ever made in a year. This is BIG.

These funds will help rehabilitate, empower, bring job training, and provide refuge for victims of sex trafficking in India. In this process I will educate myself and others. There will be a lot of soul searching and digging. This is a tough journey in many ways but I am up for it. I just feel I need to do it. This is a very important part of yoga. Service. I hope this won’t be a one woman mission. I envision this being a community experience.

Besides donating all of my classes to this project… I will need to do more fundraising. I am open to all ideas and suggestions. I hope to inspire you to do something big or small to give back to this amazing world in which we live. We are so blessed here in this country in so many ways…

And please, please support me. If I reach this goal, I will go to India to represent Off the Mat, Into the World and see where our money is going and be able to speak from the heart about these great projects…and I am sure it will be a life changing experience that I hope to bring back to share with you.

Please let me know if you want to hear more. I am sure I will continue to share. Feel free to share ideas on fundraising big or small. Donate today to contribute to this project at


select Global Seva Challenge India and Krista Zember.


I will appreciate every effort ,every dollar and every word of support throughout the year. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you….


The Global Seva Challenge, a program of Off the Mat, Into the World. Learn more at www.offthematintotheworld.org



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