Please join us for our special "Yoga for Healing" class and Second Annual Holiday Boutique*
*Benefits animal rescue!
"Yoga for Healing"+ Holiday Boutique with Peggy Hall
Benefits animal rescue*
DATE: Sunday Dec 7, 2014
CLASS TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 pm "Yoga for Healing" class ($20 suggested donation) Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary. You will feel pampered and refreshed and recharged after this healing "feel-good" yoga class. Perfect if you have trouble sleeping or just want to de-stress and get rid of aches and pains.
SHOPPING and REFRESHMENTS: 2:00-4:00 pm Holiday Boutique (free admission)
Enjoy refreshments and special pricing on Peggy Hall Wellness products including soaps, Youth Serum, Fat-Burning Fiber, herbal teas, lip balms, special holiday gift sets, etc.)
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, San Clemente
Please note there is more than one Holiday Inn in San Clemente. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn located at 111 Avenida de Estrella, San Clemente (Exit Palizada, then head south and turn on Estrella; hotel is on the left; free parking)
Click on the button below to purchase tickets for the "Yoga for Healing" class (suggested donation $20).
If you can't make the event in person, you can still click to make a donation to this worthy cause. Payment will show as to "Compassion for All"*
You can also pay for the "Yoga for Healing" at the door the day of the event, but better to register in advance to reserve your spot.
You deserve to take some time to de-stress, relax and enjoy yourself during the busy holiday season!
And what better way to treat yourself well than by helping the less fortunate at the same time.
When you buy tickets for the "Yoga for Healing" class + Holiday Boutique, you are making a difference in the lives of the most innocent and overlooked among us: the neglected, abused and abandoned animals facing certain death in county animal control facilities in Southern California.
Your generous gift of $20 is donated to our rescue partners* who are on the front lines pulling animals from death row, picking up abandoned animals from the streets, getting them vet care, paying medical bills, providing foster care, food, transport, holding adoption fairs, educating the public, providing community outreach and much more -- and they are doing this as volunteers, relying on compassionate hearts like yours to make a difference.
The "Yoga for Healing" + Holiday Boutique will benefit Angels N Paws Rescue Ranch in Devore, CA.
Angels N Paws is run by a group of devoted animal advocates that I personally know and trust.
They are the crucial link for getting animals out of the county high-kill animal control and provide a safe haven, love, food, vet care, transport, foster and adoption services for animals that otherwise would be killed by animal control in San Bernadino and LA County.
YOU can help in so many ways as we work to provide much-needed education to eradicate the ignorance that creates a cycle of abuse and neglect and instead create a community that celebrates and instills compassion for all.
In addition to attending or donating to the event above, please bring material donations that I will personally deliver to the Angels N Paws Rescue Ranch.
Here is what is needed:
...stainless steel feeding bowls
...Gift cards to PetSmart
You can drop these items at the Holiday Inn during the event, or bring them to any of my normally scheduled yoga classes between now and Dec 7th.
I have always had a compassionate heart for animals and have volunteered over the years at various animal shelters and rescue groups, mainly focusing on education to eradicate the ignorance that leads to animal abuse and neglect.
When I lived in Morocco, I witnessed the horrendous treatment of animals (and rescued many along the way) and I am sad to say that now, here in California, the abuse and neglect rivals anything I have seen in any Third World Country.
*In 2005, my husband David and I created Compassion for All (COFA) as a volunteer organization with the purpose of promoting humane education, rescue and outreach and supporting organizations and individuals with financial support, material items, transport, networking, fundraising, fostering and hands-on help.
Our first major outreach was in New Orleans, as I worked with hundreds of volunteers from around the country in the devastaing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as we broke into people's homes where starving and dying animals had been abandoned. Over the years, my focus has been on networking, fundraising, education and outreach as COFA supports our fellow animal advocates to create positive change.
Thanks to so many wonderful and dedicated, compassionate volunteers, we also organized the first "Wings of Rescue" flight of 100 dogs out of San Bernadino and Devore shelters to safe havens in Idaho, Washington and Arizona.
Along the way, hundreds of other desperate animals were saved through many hours of networking, transporting, financial donations, fostering, adoption events and donation drives of needed items.
Won't you help up help others?
Thank YOU for helping to save the lives of these precious dogs and cats that otherwise would have no hope.
With deep appreciation for your compassionate heart,
Peggy & David Hall
P.S. I personally do not donate any money to PETA, the ASPCA or the US Humane Society and instead direct all my donations and volunteer work to local rescues that I know and trust.
During my rescue work in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, my eyes were opened to some astonishing facts about these organizations and how the money is spent and how the directors are compensated.
Based on what I personally experienced, I cancelled all my memberships and donations to the above organizations and only donate to local groups who are actually making a difference saving lives.
Some reputable groups I support, collaborate and work with:
PLEASE if you or someone you know is ready to provide a loving home for an abandoned animal, contact one of the rescues above who can help you find the exact right match!
Click here to purchase entry to the special event "Yoga for Healing" class on December 7th at 1:00 pm at the Holiday Inn in in San Clemente:
"How well are you taking care of your one precious body -- and your one precious life?"
Don't waste one more day holding back and hiding from life. Don't live your life stuck in a series of "what if's" and "if only's"...
Are you living the life you dreamed of -- or are you still holding back, circling the water's edge, waiting for the "right time" to act on your dreams?
How much longer are you willing to delay your good?
You see, life is surely is far too short to keep putting things off, especially taking care of your health and your weight.
One of my personal mottos is "Action is the easiest thing in the world."
Procrastination is what drags us down and keeps us stuck on the sidelines as we watch other people living what we were called to do.
Luckily, I learned this lesson about grabbing life with both hands when I was quite young.
Not many people know this about me, but I have experienced a great deal of loss and tragedy in my life.
(I know that may be hard to imagine -- because most people know me as a happy, positive, optimistic person, which I am!)
I believe that my sense of great joy comes in part from knowing that life is fragile, and fleeting. I don't want to let it pass me by in a state of fear.
You see, today as I write this, it is exactly 36 years ago that my sister Cathy died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm.
I was just a teenager -- and my sister was only 20.
What dreams did my sister leave behind, at such a young age?
When I think of Cathy (and other family members I have lost) my sadness is mixed with strength and courage.
I think about all the opportunities they will never experience -- and it shakes me up, and wakes me up!
That is probably why I have enthusiastically gone after my dreams all my life -- regardless of other people's opinions.
For example, in high school, I swam on the boy's swim team and joined the boy's water polo team.
It wasn't to make some feminist statement -- I just wanted to have tougher competition.
When I was awarded "Most Valuable Player", I was beaming. Not because of the award itself -- but because I felt satisfied with myself that I had done what no one else ever had before -- even in the face of strange comments from classmates who thought I was weird.
When I trotted off to Morocco to join the Peace Corps after graduate school, many people shook their head, unable to figure out why in the world I would want to leave the comforts of home for a "strange" and "dangerous" country.
Even my own husband was against my flying off to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to break into people's homes with crow-bars to pull starving, terrified cats and dogs from certain death.
I went anyway.
I also got a lot of flak from people who could not believe that I was leaving my long-time job as the Director of Teacher Education and Professoinal Development at the University of California, Irvine some years ago to dive full-time into my yoga/health/wellness business.
Yes -- I left a steady job with good pay and benefits, but it was no longer as fulfilling as it once had been.
I had a stark moment of clarity when I realized I was no longer willing to trade away my life, energy and passion for a paycheck.
(Besides, as many people have discovered, you could lose your job on a moment's notice, so working for someone else -- even the government -- is not always secure.)
I wanted to spread my wings and soar!
Now, over a decade later, having built a successful, thriving business, I'm still discovering new areas where I'm taking risks.
For example, at the beginning of the year, I launched my line of Peggy Hall Wellness products, including my signature Youth Serum, Fat-Burning Fiber and handmade soaps. I've been amazed that this business is on track to surpass my Yoga for Surfers sales.
The way I look at it, life is about taking chances and believing in yourself -- and believing in your dreams.
It's normal to feel cautious, even nervous about taking massive action in a direction that could change your very life.
But, would you rather play it safe and let life pass you by?
Every time I'm tempted to do that, I think of my sister Cathy, and her short life. What dreams did she leave behind?
My hope and prayer for you is that you'll breathe in a sense of courage and purpose and intention -- and take action on your dreams today.
Please, don't sit on the sidelines and try to mask the feelings of regret later.
If your dreams include becoming as healthy and happy as possible, I can help.
Sign up for your free "Living Swell" weekly tips at the top of this page and I'll share my favorite tips for making healthy living easy.
You'll also find info on weight loss and my health and beauty products.
If you are determined to create a new life for yourself that includes a change of career, check out my Yoga for Surfers® Teacher Training program here for program details.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear YOUR stories of courage, when you stepped out into the unknown and took flight!
Simply email me at peghall (at) cox.net
Sending you blessings for inner strength and courage as you decide to make the most of your one precious body and one precious life!
A quick confession...
You're probably wondering what the heck I could offer you that you haven't read or learned already.
...and I know just what you mean!
After all, there are tons of "wellness experts", "holistic nutritionists" and "diet coaches" out there, right?
And there is also a cascade of conflicting info when it comes to diet, exercise, weight loss and nutrition.
The difference is that I've "been there, done that".
You see, I'm not your typical nutritionist -- you know, naturally thin and tsk-tsking you for eating a cookie.
No -- I'm actually going to show you how to eat that cookie and enjoy it -- without guilt or weight gain!
But don't just take my word for it. Read some of the hundreds of success stories I've received from people just like you who once were frustrated, desperate and hopeless...and they are now positive, vibrant and alive!
What amazes me is that very small, simple steps yield profound results!
I believe that "You don't have to be perfect to be a success" -- and I'll show you exactly how to proceed so you are moving in the right direction.
And guess what? It feels wonderful.
And you deserve to feel wonderful -- healthy, light, strong, happy and free.
I'll show you exactly how.
Sign up for my free Living Swell® with Peggy Hall weekly tips at the top right of this page to get started. Then watch some of my America Now television clips, and read on below for your next steps on the Peggy Hall Path to Wellness!
Imagine -- no more struggling, no more "what if's", no more "if only's"....
Instead, this is your chance to find FREEDOM from what's been weighing you down and holding you back! It IS possible for you to shed those burdens and feel yourself light and free, confident and excited about life!
Your life has meaning, and you're here to make a difference!
With my expert guidance, I'll show you exactly how.
I am here to help YOU -- I believe in you, and I know that "the best is yet to come!"
You only have one precious body and one precious life. Let me show you how to make the most of it!
Expert in Mind/Body Wellness+Weight Loss
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Please note: Peggy Hall is not a medical doctor and the information she shares in her programs, resources, retreats, consultations and on this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or cure any illness or disease. Any client working with Peggy acknowledges this statement and is advised to discuss any changes in medication, diet or exercise with his or her physician.