When Alice graduated from Oberlin College in 2016, they received a treatment grant of $10,000 from the LymeLight Foundation. If it were not for LymeLight’s support in providing Alice with the necessary funds to receive treatment for late stage Lyme disease, they would not be who they are today.
Alice’s hope is to be able to give back to the organization that changed the course of their life. Every Sunday at 11:30AM, Alice will be teaching an online yoga class and donating 20% the proceeds to LymeLight. Alice’s desire is to support young people who are suffering not only from Lyme disease itself but from the financial inaccessibility of our healthcare system.
Because treatment for late stage Lyme disease is often not covered by any health insurance, many young people and their families cannot afford to pay out of network for their recovery, therefore LymeLight’s initiative in providing grants to young people with this disease is critical.
When Alice first started treating Lyme disease several years ago, they started taking yoga classes in New York City, which they didn’t realize at the time was only the beginning of their involvement in a more profound career path. Alice went on to receive their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher’s Certification with the Yoga School of New York, and recently graduated in June of 2020. Since this time, Alice has been teaching yoga classes online that encompass the asana practice, breathwork, and meditation, all branches of yoga that have been intrinsic to their own recovery from Lyme disease.
The class taught on Sundays includes a balance of all of these elements in meditation, breath, and movement, and Alice’s hope is that in providing this offering, they’ll be able to impart the same support and empowerment that was bestowed upon them by the LymeLight Foundation.