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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Moksha Fest Weekend

I went to yoga class with 18 people flowing through the asanas, being healthy. Bought groceries at Trader Joe's before returning home for lunch. Took Blue Bus to Moksha Fest, handed out flyers & got free samples. Also collected business cards from vendors & will ask them to give me more free samples. One of the perks of going to a health fest is making connections with like-minded people. Took photos of Yoga Gives Back & other booths. Posted them on Flickr + tweeted about this charity. For the cost of 1 yoga class, moms in India can start their own businesses, kids can go to school & reach their dreams. Beautiful handmade products made by Nishtha (Artisan Group). It supports over 250 villages, runs 5 health clinics, and 3 schools (including 1 for the children of sex workers). 90% of the $ earned from your purchase at goes directly to the women who made the goods. Got a free Eco Lips lip balm there cause I was helping by taking pics & told them I'll help promote "Thank You Mother India". If you have not heard of this fest, go there (1310 11th St, Santa Monica 90401). Vendor area, art exhibit & healing camp are free.

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Ingrid Cheng

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