Why Project 108?
In the wake of the attacks on September 11th, 2001, Project 108 was created as a peaceful demonstration to protest what seemed like an inevitable war in Iraq. The idea was to unite yoga practitioners with a sincere desire in their heart to avoid war. That year nearly 75 people joined together in doing 108 sun salutations in Himmel Park, Tucson, Arizona.
Since then, there have been 13 Project 108 Surya Namaskar events. Since the 2nd event in 2004, Project 108 has been a Yogathon to raise money for relief and assistance to those in need both globally and locally. Each participant grows the community and cause of Project 108 by asking others to sponsor each of their salutes with a dime, a dollar, or a good thought.
Project 108 aims to draw yoga practitioners and yoga studios together in a cooperative event for the benefit of all. Part of the philosophy of a yogic lifestyle includes seva (service), and to do so in a way that brings students and studios together from across the country and world is a powerful method of uniting people in peace.
Join us on September 22nd, 2018 for the 14th Project 108 event which will take place on the fall equinox in three Arizona cities: Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This year we are supporting families being reunited and cared for through the non-profit organization, TogetherRising.org
. 100% of the funds received from Together Rising as part of this campaign will go towards helping to reconnect families separated at the border from the recent zero-tolerance policy.
“I’ve decided to stick with love, hate’s too heavy of a burden to bear.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.