In early June, Omega and the Yoga Service Council welcomed more than 135 yoga teachers, social workers, school teachers, and health professionals to the second annual Yoga Service Conference. According to a recent Elephant Journal article, the attendees’ “unwavering passion to serve was palpable throughout the weekend, in every conversation, at every session, and at every booth.”
In her opening keynote address, yoga teacher and Give Back Yoga Foundation cofounder, Beryl Bender Birch (at left in photo, with Nikki Myers) said, “It’s not a mistake that yoga brought us all together. Through practice, we grow a circle of compassion.” The Yoga Service Conference itself served as a circle of compassion. It offered hope, inspiration, and tools to yoga service providers, helping them to continue to serve, with love.