Guest blogger //Addy Passaro
My yoga journey began when I started working for lululemon in November of 2016. I didn’t do yoga at the time, but loved wearing yoga pants! I only liked to do workouts that included lifting weights or running on the treadmill. It wasn’t until a month after I worked there that I did my first hot yoga class. I had no clue what to expect. I was the person who showed up in long sleeves and long leggings. Halfway through the class, all I wanted to do was rip my shirt off and run outside! That’s when I realized that working out wasn’t just running or lifting weights. That was also the day I became addicted to yoga.
Over the next couple months, I was trying to get my yoga fix not just once, but twice a day. I not only felt physically great, but my days started and ended on a more positive note. Looking back, I never thought my yoga journey would come to where it is now. I am currently completing my RYT-200 hour at V Power Yoga of Columbus with Erin Lombardo. As part of yoga teacher training, we get to share the gift of yoga through a donation-based yoga class to support a cause we are passionate about.
This Sunday I will be teaching a yoga class to benefit Marysville teacher and coach, Aaron Peitsmeyer and his fight with cancer. Aaron was diagnosed with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma. It affects about 20,000 to 25,000 in the United States per year. His fight with cancer has required him to step away from teaching and coaching to go through treatment. His treatment also requires travel to New York for doctors appointments, which all add up. All of the money raised Sunday will go to helping Aaron pay his medical expenses. The class is $20 at the door. Join me to pack the field house for Poses for Peits to support Aaron in his fight with cancer!
YTT Donation Class Details:
- Date: Sunday, January 28
- Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM, doors open at 2:00PM
- Location: Marysville High School Field House – 800 Amrine Mill Road, Marysville, OH 43040
- Cost: $20 donation to offset Aaron’s medical bills
I cannot believe just over a year since the beginning of my yoga journey, I have the opportunity to teach this class! Supporting Aaron and his fight with cancer combines so many of my passions. One day I hope to bring a yoga studio and community space to my hometown of Bellefontaine. Yoga isn’t just a physical practice, it brings people together. This is why I’ve grown to love yoga so much.
I look forward to sharing my love of yoga to support Aaron, and hope to see you on Sunday!
Author Bio // Addy Passaro is a yoga lover with a Masters in Exercise Science. She work as an Athletic Trainer, as well as a lululemon educator. Aside from yoga and work, she loves dogs, quilting and spending time with her boyfriend, Quincy, family and friends.