Sunday, March 1, 2015

Street Dog Watch (& Free DG Download!)


I just returned from a month in Kovalam, India where my teacher, David Garrigues, holds his annual Mysore intensive. This year something unexpected happened - David and his partner, Joy, were adopted by a homeless dog and a tiny puppy. In trying to find a way to help these dogs they came across a bigger problem and an organization trying to help. Here is what they found: Watch David's video about Street Dog Watch

The situation for animals in Kovalam, as in much of India, is desperate. There are literally hundreds of starving and homeless dogs and puppies. Many tourists to Kovalam will adopt a few animals while they are there but tourist season is about to end and the monsoon season is about to begin. Many of these animals will not make it. Starvation and sickness will claim many of their precious lives. And perhaps just as tragic, there will be litters and litters of new puppies born to the same fate.

There is an amazing organization here called Street Dog Watch doing everything they can to protect these animals. Right now, they are working around the clock, sterilizing, vaccinating, rescuing and helping to adopt as many of the animals as they can. But they really need us. They do this all on a shoestring budget that is made up on in-kind donations and volunteers - both of which are coming to an end with the start of the deadliest season for these pups.

To help this Street Dog Watch, David has decided to offer a FREE DOWNLOAD from his vimeo on demand store to anyone who donates $50 to Street Dog Watch by March 6. That means if you donate $50 you can download for free: A guide of Primary Series, A guide of Ujjayi breathing, A guide to Second Series, OR A guide to Pranayama. Make a donation here. After you receive your email donation confirmation, forward the email to to receive your promotional code for the free download.

I had the opportunity and honor to spend some time with the folks that have dedicated their lives to this amazing organization.  I hope you will join me in supporting them with any donation, no matter the amount, so that they can make their budget for this next year.  As we near 2016, we will also be collecting supplies to deliver to them for next year!  Let's make a difference!

OM Shanti!