One of the people running for the Teen Yoga Foundation at the Bath Half Marathon on the 4th March is Sofia Mason who works at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Sofia tells her story:
“I currently have two roles at Royal Holloway. From March I will be working as Academic Partnerships Officer – overseeing study abroad programmes. I also teach Mindfulness meditation to staff and students at the University.”
“This will be my 6th half marathon. After only really doing yoga throughout my 20s, I started running 3 years ago with the “Couch2 5k” app and never looked back!! “
“I started exploring the practice of yoga when I was 18 after a few classes as a child, so I knows first-hand how much of a valuable resource yoga can be for young people, helping them skillfully navigate life’s ups and downs.“
“I am running so the Teen Yoga Foundation can keep expanding their great work! It has been years since I ran a half marathon for charity, I’ve done 4 in the intervening time and not asked for a penny! But my sixth half marathon will be for the amazing Teen Yoga Foundation because they do amazing work resourcing teens with physical, emotional and spiritual tools that will help them survive and thrive for the rest of their lives. As you know, yoga saved my life and I’d love to help share this gift with young people.
Thank you for any donation! With love and gratitude! Namaste :)”
Sofia has a Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/s-mason6