I don’t just give lip service to corporate social responsibility, it forms the backbone of what I do. Corporations have a responsibility to individuals – customers, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders. Circles of influence spiral out from there. Flowing Life seeks to empower and support corporate people to do and be the best they can, through yoga and meditation.
I don’t stop there. Any action, done regularly, has the power to change the world. To encourage my clients to commit to a regular yoga practice in order to experience real, enduring benefits, ten percent of Flowing Life’s earnings from each company that signs up for two consecutive terms of yoga, will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease Association Victoria (MND Vic).
MND, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a little known, non-sexy illness that progressively renders muscles useless. Mobility, speech, swallowing and breathing are all affected. The mind and the senses are generally unaffected, leaving the sufferer trapped in a body without movement and with limited communication possibilities.
Why this organisation you ask? Founder Leonie Lockwood’s mother passed away from Motor Neurone Disease in 2012. She was an avid believer in the life-affirming properties of yoga and used yogic breath techniques to help her cope with her long, debilitating illness when she could no longer move her body or speak. Consequently, it wasn’t until she was 80 that the disease manifested.