In August 2017, I was babysitting for the Bazinsky family, when their adorable, truck-loving 16-month-old son, Colin was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A—a rare, life-long, genetic bleeding disorder for which there is no cure.Without his daily IV infusions of medicine, his condition could lead to spontaneous bleeds, permanent disability, or even death.
As the Bazinsky family struggled to make sense of this life-altering diagnosis, they found the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA)—a registered 501(c)3—that has provided them with a community of support and helped them navigate the complexities of his condition.
On Saturday, June 1st, I am offering a yoga benefit class at YogaWorks in Watertown on behalf of Colin and his family and I hope you can join us. All of the funds raised from this event will support bleeding disorders research for a cure as well as sustain NEHA’s educational and support programs for local families like the Bazinsky’s. The details of the event are:
Yoga Benefit Class for Bleeding Disorders with Lauren Copeland
Saturday, June 1st 4:00pm-5:30pm
309 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472
Suggested Donation: $25
Warm Gentle Yoga 4:00pm-5:00pm
Food and Social Time 5:00-5:30pm
To register for the event, please click on the "support me" button and make a contribution of $25 or more. Please be sure to include your name so that we know who to expect in class! Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash donations at this event. Please use the link to register in advance or please bring credit card or check to the event.
If you cannot attend class, but would like to support this important cause, we greatly appreciate your support! Please just note in the comments that you will not attend so that we can give your space to someone else.
Thank you in advance for your support and I am looking forward to seeing you on the mat on June 1st!
Lauren has been teaching since 2014 and her practice has shifted and evolved over that time. Her practice and teaching style is influenced by functional mobility, biomechanics, and modern movement science. Offering a sustainable practice for students of all levels, she uniquely structures her classes with a creative use of props and active stretching, seamlessly integrated with poses and varied movement. On the mat, she encourages her students to challenge their own preconceived notion of how their bodies could and should move. Through mindful movement exploration, we can begin to build a better relationship with the body we inhabit and move towards a healthier mind, body, and soul.
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."