A Passion For Yoga And Service
March 23, 2017 | News News and stories
The Volunteer Center’s purpose is to inspire a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Someone who is a remarkable example of this is Lindsay Kerr.
Lindsay Kerr has always had a passion for others and giving back to her community.
After spending several years in Colorado working for a homeless shelter, Lindsay moved back to Lubbock to be closer to her family. She enjoys her time managing The Coffee Shop downtown, but she was looking for a way to match her compassion for the homeless population with her skills and love for yoga.
The Volunteer Center’s Help
Not knowing where to couple these two interests, a friend encouraged her to contact the Volunteer Center for direction. It only took one email to Paris Wright, the Volunteer Center Engagement Coordinator at the time, for Lindsay to be connected with Family Promise. Family Promise provides homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long term financial, parental and personal self-sufficiency through a comprehensive program of temporary housing, case management and supportive services. Now through this partnership, Lindsay has been able to teach yoga to multiple families staying in the temporary shelter.
Giving Back Through Her Passion
One thing Lindsay enjoys is watching the whole family participate in and experience the benefits of yoga together. One night a mom, her toddler, and two teenage children were in the class. In the beginning they showed signs of anxiety, but in the end commented on how relaxed they felt.
Lindsay also volunteers with the Lubbock Yoga Association, where she serves as their Community Service Coordinator, making sure their practice of seva, or selfless service, are performed throughout the community. She loves volunteering and serving others through her passion for yoga, and also has an interest in sharing her compassion for others through volunteering with her young daughter.
Lindsay is a remarkable person – one individual, using her time and talents to align with her purpose.