“For me, Project 108 represents what Yoga is all about. Community, purpose, and connection. It has been amazing to see how one person’s vision has brought people together year after year to celebrate and make positive impacts both locally and globally. I cherish feeling a part of this community and the connection it creates to a greater purpose than my often times very personal home yoga practice. When I first heard of the “108 Challenge” I thought “that’s too hard” and “what’s the point? That isn’t Yoga”. Now, as I said, it feels like this is what Yoga is really all about.”
“Doing Project 108 is always such a memorable event for me! A truly magical way to be with others on a shared adventure. It also surprisingly has helped my asana practice as the pure repetition has lead to refinements that I would normally not have discovered. One year as I was getting sponsors some of them decided to do it themselves and had profound experiences. If you have a chance, just do it. 108 is do-able for anyone at any level and it is a beautiful way to raise money for others in need!” Willduncan.org
“I’ve done Project 108 almost every year that it’s been held–the only time I’ve missed it is when I’m out of the country. Each time I’ve participated in this social movement, I’ve felt the power of practice and community. When we start, doubts rise up in my mind: 108 sun salutations? How can I ever do that? I’m not that good at 5 of them in a row, how will I continue to complete 108 of them? And miraculously–or so it seems–it is never an issue! I get energy from the crowd of practitioners who surround me on all sides, the drumming in the background, the rising sun, the gentle morning breeze, and the call out of the numbers to mark our group progress towards the completion of the 108. And when it’s done, I feel like I could continue! I also love that Project 108 raises money for important causes and that this activity directly benefits others. When you realize the energy inside you to complete this, it will re-activate your practice and your perspective on life!”
“Do you want to do 108 sun salutations
Ok but yikes I thought
So I practiced starting with 10 and adding on 10 a day
Now I just show up Because I know I can do it
Even though life changes I really like having things that I am consistent with.’
“I have been honored to have been offering music for 108 for many years now. It is always a beautiful and amazing experience to be able to encourage and support a big group of people who are gathered together in focus and in community to help create change in the world. What better thing is there than to push the limits of what you think you can do in the service of compassion? Lisa and project 108 are the balm.” JohnOyzon.com
Mother and Son
“It is said we have 108 feelings; 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future. And I want to be able to know and share all of them with the people I love the most – especially my 6 year-old son, Walker. Yoga teaches me to become one mind, one body, one spirit. One pose at a time. Project 108 is a perfect way to celebrate the past, future and present while doing good with others, for others as one!” ~Stephanie King
Jamie Yost Kelley
Project 108 is a beautiful convergence of caring and love. I love the feel of doing the salutations outdoors on the grass as the sun climbs higher, the sounds of the drumming and the counting, and an occasional dog or child off in the distance. I love to see my fellow yogis in front of me (inhale), behind me (exhale), In front (inhale) and behind (exhale). I love the smell of the grass, maybe some incense. And the taste of the celebratory chai at the end. This is a communal, experiential, whole person celebration of giving and 108 prayers.
Although I am an avid yoga practitioner, I have been joined by family members who do yoga only occasionally and in one case, the Project 108 was his first yoga experience ever. Doing this together as a spiritual event has been meaningful to us all and everyone was glad to have shared in it. And no one ever forgot it!
Project 108; One of the high points of my life gathering at Himmel Park in Tucson AZ. Such exhilaration as one stands in Samasthitihi, the sun rising and that first call out of “ONE”. In that field of 100’s of yogi’s, through Tapas ( one of the 5 Niyamas ) , one engages the fiery passion, self discipline, and courage with each accumulating sun salutation and burns away impurities; PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND MENTALLY. We tap into our own heartfelt empowerment ; we feel the group surging with the power of love, unity, and determination to overcome the negatives in our personal lives, our communities, our country. The power of the group, the intent to benefit others creates an inconceivable force of compassion and goodness. Can’t think of a better way to brighten our present world situation
After reading Father Boyle’s “Tatoos on the Heart” it made me want to empty my entire Piggy Bank for this sacred gathering!
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
“Project 108 has always been a very special thing to me. Doing yoga in community brings a wider sense of connection and purpose to the asana practice. One definition of yoga comes from the Sanksrit word ‘yuj’, meaning to yoke or bind. Using our physical bodies and effort as an offering to local organizations with the intention of increasing their ability to reach folks in need, in my mind is this binding of the individual to the communal. To see ourselves in others and allow this absorption to permeate our own consciousness so that we might help make the world a better place and support each other more fully. Yoga is also not simply theoretical or for exercise, but a practice to consistently return to living a life with intention, integrity, and compassion in every moment. By doing this we encourage the ripening of our internal rasa (juice, essence) that then leads us to the greater goal of yoga, uniting our individual soul with the cosmic soul. Project 108 is the perfect platform for us to put this in to action.”