On September 8th we partnered with Wendy Wilson of Yogabareheart to host a paddle around Breach Inlet under the full moon. Despite the rough weather, the event was a great success and we were able to raise enough funds to sponsor a portion of our water quality monitoring program. A big thank you to all who joined us for the paddle and our generous sponsors: The Boathouse at Breach Inlet, Yogabareheart and Dean Watersports.
Tell is a little bit about Yogabareheart and why you decided to host a Moonlight Paddle.
Yogabareheart is an organization which believes in sacred activism. We create ways to help our community enhance the quality of their lives by compassionate fundraising events which help protect the environment. We are also Yoga teachers who believe in balancing our mind, body and spirits in meaningful ways, not just on our mats. We are also passionate with Global activism and have spiritual retreats in different countries where we can spread sacred activism.
In your own words, why is clean water important to Charleston’s community as a whole?
We decided to combine our concern for clean water in Charleston’s waterways with our compassion for Dolphins and our desire to balance. The death rate of dolphins is on the rise due to skin disease. Dolphins are very playful, smart creatures who have mastered breath control and remind us to go with the natural ebb and flow of life which are two important elements to having a beneficial yoga practice. By paddling with the dolphins, we are connected to the water, the symbol for life. The power of Full Moons allows us to manifest our dreams and goals. We are grateful for Mother Natures beauty and Charleston Waterkeeper to allow us to play with the dolphins by keeping our waterways clean. Stay tuned for more Full Moon Paddle Fundraisers and stay active in our community, as together we can make a difference!
We admire Wendy’s commitment to clean water and support of Charleston’s ever-changing landscape.
Click here to view the complete photo album from the event.