INspiration Nation Community Spotlight

Ela is an inspiring young woman whom LBG has had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with since our involvement with the “Off The Mat…Into NJ” fundraiser for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City this December. Her passion and dedication to helping those in need through activism and her involvement with OFF THE MAT radiates from her when she speaks of it. She has volunteered with the organization for several years now. Every year she raises the money necessary for her to take part in and travel to different areas of the world with the organization for SEVA Challenge projects…yet, due to various circumstances in her life, has not been able to go on one of the trips that she works so hard to raise money for an support.

This year is different. Ela knows she will be traveling to Equador with the team and she can’t wait to get started in her fundraising efforts. LBG could not help ourselves but want to be a part of her story. We are teaming up with Ela, helping her to create and produce a special Tee/Tank to promote the OFF THE MAT INTO THE WORLD GLOBAL SEVA CHALLENGE to Equador and to help her raise the money necessary to make the trip!


Below you will read her words about what this means to her and for the next several months you will be able tosupport her by pre-ordering her unique tee and/or tank on our website (click to purchase here).



“Off The Mat, Into The World is a beautiful non-profit, grassroots organization that bridges Yoga and Activism together. It was started in 2007 by Seane Corn, Suzanne Sterling and Hala Khouri for individuals like myself to stand in our Leadership, Passion and Purpose with Love. The beauty of the Global Seva Challenge is that it brings our awareness to the fact that the everyday world that we ALL live in is ONE WORLD. We are all united and therefore we are responsible for helping one another.

Every year we focus on a developing third world country that needs our support, attention, and love. In 2013 we will be traveling to the heart of the Amazon Rain Forest. Here we will be focusing on environmental justice, bringing awareness to the oil spill and to the people of Ecuador. We will also be focusing at home on bringing much needed attention and awareness to the United States regarding foreign oil dependency.

Will you help me help Mother Earth and her Children by helping me stand in my Leadership, Passion and Purpose? By raising $20,000 by December 31st, (with your help and support) I AM stepping up to do so and I WILL travel with my dear teachers and soul sisters to the Amazon for this exciting and important mission”.


Join us in supporting Ela’s dream to take part in the challenge in Equador in 2013 by purchasing a Tank or a Tee!!



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