Monday, November 30, 2009


Our after Thanksgiving “De-Turkify” or “De-Tofukify” classes were a huge success! Thank you so much for your support and attendance.

Here is my gratitude list…

1. Thanks to your generosity, I was able to drop off a carload of baby items to Our Daily Bread. They were extremely appreciative and could not thank us enough. There were lots of smiles!

2. During class, when I walked by the cash donation basket, and out of the corner of my eye I noticed not one dollar bills or even fives, (which would have been fine) but a whole bunch of $20s! At the end of the day the final total was $200. I will be purchasing baby items for families in need within the next couple of weeks for an Our Daily Bread food drive here at Vienna Presbyterian. Thank You!!

3. It was an honor to have so many of you bring your family members to class. And having some of you try a new class you don’t usually attend was great too. Thanks for keeping an open mind.

4. Realizing how intergenerational the yoga class was, touched me deeply. In a class size of 35, the age ranged from 10 to 70 +. How amazing is that!

5. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for being such an important part of Body Grace Fitness and Yoga.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The CROP Walk - October 25, 2009

What better way to spend a beautiful autumn Sunday afternoon than going for a walk,enjoying the crisp fresh air, lovely blue sky and array of fall colors the trees put on display for us this time of year. What makes all of this even better is when you are walking with 175 other people in the 6K CROP Walk.

The day of the CROP walk turned out to be a beautiful fall day so myself, my husband, Bob (the very enthusiastic guy pictured above!) and our dog, Zella decided to join the walk this year. Body Grace has been one of the sponsors for the last couple of years, but due to conflicts I was always unable to participate. It was such a privilege to participate this year and to see neighbors and community leaders all walking together for such a great cause.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and is sponsored by Church World Service. The walk is to help bring awareness to world hunger and raise funds for international relief and development. This year the Vienna walk raised $19,500! Not too shabby! Twenty-five percent of those proceeds go to the Committee for Helping Others (CHO), which is a local organization that helps those in our community who are experiencing hardships.

I will look forward to next year, not only for the privilege of Body Grace to help sponsor the event again, but to hopefully walk with so many for a common goal, which is that all living beings deserve to have enough food to eat and live in a safe, clean environment. World hunger is unacceptable.