I'd like to share a short description about finding a sacred space in an unlikely place. In March I worked as a volunteer at a field hospital on the grounds of the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. More than 100 volunteer doctors and nurses were working in a 130-bed hospital in tents. It was intense and sometimes heartbreaking. One of the physical therapists who is also a yoga instructor held yoga classes on a large plastic sheet laid out on the field beside the large tent where volunteers slept. On the last night I was there about 15 people formed a circle and practiced yoga together. It was amazing to find that it was possible to concentrate and relax and find peace in that moment even though a very bright security light was beaming down on us and planes were landing 200 yards away.
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