Meet Yogathon Teacher Joe Lawwill

posted Apr 11, 2016, 9:51 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 9:51 AM ]
We are excited to host our first-ever Yogathon on April 23 at The Women's Building. And we are proud to introduce one of our volunteer yoga teachers, Joe Lawwill.
What do you love most about yoga?

Wow! I could go on and on about my thoughts about yoga. I love the fact that yoga has a positive impact on both my body and mind. No longer do I wander around the weight room finding new ways to tweak muscles and give myself pinched nerves. Yoga has allowed me to improve my general level of functional fitness, so I’m prepared to do everything from hoisting babies to enjoying the great outdoors to the maximum amount. On a mental level, my yoga practice has given me the ability to become more tuned into my thoughts, feelings, and emotional states. It’s allowed me to stay more grounded in the sticky situations that life inevitably throws at us and has given me a tool to quiet rumination and tune into the present moment and enjoy all the positives that are often right in front of me. 

Why are you volunteering to teach yoga for the PPS-SF Yogathon?
As a parent whose children attend SF public schools, I’m excited by the opportunity to give back to the community. The school community has been such a positive in my family’s life and I consider myself lucky to have met so many dedicated school teachers and staff, as well as parents, who have become lifelong friends.
Yogathon highlights
  • Kids are free with their grown-ups
  • $25 in advance; $35 at the door for adults
  • Take one class or stay all day
  • No one turned away for lack of funds
  • Yogis of all levels are welcome 
  • All proceeds will directly go to PPS-SF to fund our enrollment, parent leadership training, policy work, and more
See a complete Yogathon schedule and register in advance on our eventbrite page