Human trafficking is an estimated $40 billion illegal industry. It has grown to be the third largest illegal crime in the world, second only to the illegal sale of drugs and arms. Since 2012, One Love Long Island (OLLI) has had an annual event with the help of more than 20 of the Island’s finest yoga studios to raise awareness and funds for this unspeakable crime, which preys upon our planet’s most vulnerable—women and children.
This year’s OLLI event will be held at the Sands Point Preserve on Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a plethora of fun yoga offerings, vendors, live music and yoga classes provided by their participating studios. Guest speaker for the event will be Giselle Meza, former top model, and trafficking survivor and founder of Puresa Humanitarian.
In upholding their commitment to support local organizations, they will be donating proceeds to United We Om, a yoga and meditation nonprofit dedicated to sharing practice with under-resourced, vulnerable and trauma-sensitive communities.
Cost: $72, and includes an OLLI class pass, which entitles the ticket holder to one class at each of their 20 participating studios, to be used before event day. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit OneLoveLongIsland.org.