Thurs. 12/21, join us for a Winter Solstice Celebration / Fundraiser. It is hard to believe that we have not had a community event since covid. So, we are excited to come together to celebrate the holiday season and also have a fundraiser to support Marissa’s son – Elijah Farrell – in fulfilling his dreams in representing the USA in the Eurosport Basketball Tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Elijah has been part of the LDY community his entire life and we are delighted to show him some love. (see Elijah’s and Marissa’s messages below).
6:30-7p – Stop by (even if you can’t stay for the class) to say hi and join our celebration – enter raffles for some great prizes, enjoy some tasty treats and teas
7p – Yoga w/ some of our great LDY teachers – this will include a traditional winter solstice practice of 108 salutations … give or take a quite a few – don’t let this deter you, this practice is for everyone and the intention is to come together and have fun.
After Yoga – Celebrate the season and Elijah with some tea and treats – raffle winners announced
There is both an In STUDIO & on ZOOM option
In Studio option is limited to 25 – so register early to reserve your spot!
For those who can’t make it live – join us on Zoom!
To Register – Go to schedule-page and click Thursday 12/21 on the Monthly Calendar and Sign up – you will see 2 options 1. In STUDIO 2. on ZOOM – make sure to choose the option you want
If you can’t make it to the LDY event and want to support Elijah – Donate Here
Video Message from Elijah: Click Here
Message from Marissa:
“I am really happy and excited to share some incredible news about my son which came about over the summer. Elijah Farrell, a Natick High School junior, has dedicated his life to basketball since he was 10 years old. He has played all 4 seasons for at least 3 years including Natick High School, CYO, and Team New England AAU. Prior to that, including during the pandemic years, he played at least 2 seasons every year since he was 10 years old. He is as disciplined an athlete any coach could want. Before he even arrives at Natick High School each day, he has done a 75 minute workout at the local gym starting at 5:00am, and 12 hours later will be there again for a 2-4 hour workout and practice each night. This is 7 days a week. Some version of this workout started in the 8th grade when he would go for a run carrying a flood light to his middle school so he could put up shots in the dark! As his mom, I calmed my nerves about this so he could stay on top of his game. He is dialed in with diet and sleep and keeps his grades on point as well. I am happy to report all this hard work has paid off.
In August we got a call that Elijah was nominated by a coach for a position to represent the USA overseas in a Euro Youth tournament in Spain. After vetting him for the summer, and interviewing us as a family, he secured his position (one of only 10 kids going from the USA in his age division) and so will be competing in June in Barcelona for PhD Hoops Basketball USA.
I’m really excited and proud of him for achieving this as one of his long-term goals was to play overseas since he was young. We as a family are really happy to see his efforts paying off. This trip will put him in front of both national and international coaches most likely affecting Elijah’s hopes to play in college where he intends to study exercise physiology, or something similar, as he wants to be a coach one day.
Thanks for your support and assistance helping us making this dream come true!”