Have you ever had that feeling of extreme thirst… the kind where your mouth is dry, head is spinning and it seems to be the only thing on your mind?  I have this feeling daily with my Bikram “hot yoga” practice.  I can never seem to drink enough water to satisfy my thirst. The sad thing is that there are people in other countries that do no have the luxury of going to their faucet or Brita filters to get a healthy, cold drink.  There are people in Ethiopia that have to walk MILES for water and the water that they have when they get to these water holes is dark, dirty and filled with bacteria and parasites.
On average, women walk 4 miles and carry 40 pounds of water daily.
I love my yoga community here in San Antonio, Tx for so many things and I am now even more impressed.  Our studio has come together with studios in Austin, Tx to support:  A Glimmer of Hope.  An amazing non-profit that helps lift women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia.  The plan is to work together to raise money to build wells for clean drinking water for the village of Ambras in Ethiopia.  The goal is to raise $120,000 between both studios.  Each water well costs $5,000, so we want to build 24 water wells this year!  WOW!  It brings chills to my body when I think about it!

Look at this short video below from Marty Chen who is the owner of Pure Bikram Austin and one of our owners, Lisa Ingle here in San Antonio.
http://vimeo.com/18546249

I have a very lofty goal of $5,000 to raise on my own for this campaign and have a well built with the help of all of my friends and family.  While doing each of my 60 classes during these 72 days, I will be grateful for the clean water that I do have and working hard to reach my fundraising goal.
Will you help me on my mission?
Every little bit counts 😉

Go to: http://ourglimmerofhope.org/campaign/cobras-tarah

Blessings!