Spare Change Spotlight: Yoga Gangsters

Terri Cooper, founder of Yoga Gangsters, once said that the most important thing we can teach to at-risk youth is how to breathe before acting.  This gift, of being able to take a moment before we act, of being able to live beyond fight or flight, is perhaps the greatest gift the universe has given human beings. Yoga Gangsters works with at-risk youth to cultivate that divine gift, and here is your chance to help them.


On Sunday, September 22, 2013 on the 7th Level of the Lincoln Road Parking Complex at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Yoga Gangsters will host their 10th Annual Yoga Gangsters Challenge. At this is a fundraising event,  over 500 expected yoga practitioners and supporters with breathe through 108 Sun Salutations. Doors open at 9 am, yoga begins at 10:30 am.

If you are not in the South Florida Area, there is also an event on the 28th of September in Las Vegas and if you are not in those places no worries! You can donate now and join the Searching Sophia’s Pockets team. Donate 1$ for each Sun Salutations and then we will all breathe through our Sun Salutations together as a global community of spiritual sojourners.

So join us now and help to give the gift of breath youth across the United States, and maybe eventually, across the world.



Sophia Sighting: Key West


By: Autumn Elizabeth

Location: Key West, Florida, United States of America

Walking along the sandy roads in Key West, I spotted a single child’s sandal laying abandoned along the side of the road.  The day was warm and sunny and my mind instantly flashed to a sleepy child, worn from a day at the beach, losing the sandal as they were carried home by loving parents.  The vulnerably of a child being carried contrasted with the strength of the one who is carrying them is a powerful image.  Sometimes we are tired, and  need to be carried.  Sometimes we are strong and we carry someone else.  These are acts of Divine Wisdom.