This Saturday night 8/11 we will celebrate the completion of part I of our workshop series with the Art of Yoga Project – a nonprofit based in the San Francisco bay area teaching yoga to girls incarcerated in the California juvenile justice system. The evening will be held at Breathe Yoga Studio from 7-8:30 pm in Los Gatos, California and includes an exhibition of the narrative textiles we worked on with the girls at James Ranch as well as a benefit yoga class taught by the renowned and beloved Anusara yoga teacher, Desiree Rumbaugh. The textiles will be auctioned and the proceeds will go towards sponsoring a young woman to become an Anchal artisan. If you’re in the area we would LOVE to see you and share the success of this poignant partnership between young at-risk American girls in California (many of whom have been physically and sexually abused) and Indian women in Kolkata and Ajmer who face sexual exploitation on a daily basis. Below are some of the individual panels, all hand-made from recycled materials. The images are based on places the girls experience as places of refuge and empowerment. We hope to see you on Saturday!