Help our yogi friend Christian realize his dream with one vote.

Via on Dec 18, 2011
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Help an Aspiring Yogi Overcome Adversity with Your Vote. ~ Christian Eaton

A young man’s dream is on the verge of coming true, but he needs your help.

I am eccentric, playful, exciting, peaceful, jubilant, queer, courageous, curious, creative, independent, intuitive, blessed. I am a scientist, a friend, a jokester, a lover, a university-graduate, a son, a brother, but above all, a student of life. I am Christian Eaton.

Yoga helped me get here. Over the past two years, I wove yoga into my life and it helped me balance and align both my body and mind. It plays a larger role now than it ever did, and I currently have an amazing opportunity to win a scholarship for a yoga teacher training in Thailand.

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Everyone has a story. Here, I tell one of my chapters. All within the same week at the start of August, my father suddenly died, I graduated from university, and I moved away from my college town, losing a room of my own to call home. I had been dealt three huge blows, and my familiar life suddenly seemed foreign to me. During a low period, I returned to yoga to nourish my life with consistent helpings of stability.

I am ecstatic to further develop my connection with yoga and bring it to a deeper level. I hope to win a scholarship to Tribe Yoga’s Ashtanga & Vinyasa flow teacher training in North Thailand, but need your help in getting there. The way I can win this competitive scholarship is by receiving your votes. It takes less than a minute to vote, and I would truly appreciate all of your support. There are about 100 people in the scholarship contest from around the world, and I am one of only two males in it. Best of all, I am in the top five, but still need lots more support to push me into first! Everybody has their story. Connect to mine here.

I graciously ask for your vote by going to my story, then:

  1. Leave a comment/response at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click the Facebook “like” button underneath my photo.
  3. Click the Twitter “tweet” button underneath my photo.

All three count as votes, which means you can vote three times.

Though I may be a stranger to you, I strongly encourage you to vote: I see and read every vote, they mean a lot to me, and they all truly make a difference! Whether it’s your vote or sharing my story, I truly appreciate your support. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you, so a tremendous and heart-felt thanks to you. Voting ends Dec 31st, when the next part of my journey begins!

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Christian Eaton is a student of yoga driven to share the gifts of the practice with the world. He also enjoys traveling and the outdoors.

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56 Responses to “Help our yogi friend Christian realize his dream with one vote.”

  1. Laura says:

    Good luck!

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  2. I would love your support – it means a lot! :D

  3. Conor says:

    I support you Christian!

  4. Stu says:

    Support! Woo!

  5. go you…I needed support in my training, too. Go on, change the world!

  6. Jordan says:

    You can do it Christian! Good luck :)

  7. Christian says:

    Thank you guys! :) Keep sharing!

  8. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Goodluck, Christian!!

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  9. mom says:

    You have my Elephant's support! See you at the Elephant

  10. Zachary says:

    Woot Love the cause!

  11. ALANA says:

    Good Luck! Love what your doing!

  12. Jess says:

    Good luck! You deserve this!

  13. Jenn says:

    So cool and perfect for you!! I support you 200 percent

  14. Molly says:

    Good luck Christian!

  15. Esmee says:

    Good Luck!

  16. David Zimmerman says:

    I VOTE FOR CHRISTIAN

  17. Hannah Cassard says:

    Yay Christian!! You can do it :) I was in Thailand (the airport) a couple of weeks ago!

  18. Kristi Dula says:

    You have great aspirations. Best of luck!

  19. Jenn says:

    Good luck broder!

  20. Erin P says:

    Good Luck!

  21. Rosalía says:

    You will get it!! :) Ánimo, te deseo toda la suerte del mundo!!

  22. Vision_Quest2 says:

    You get my vote, despite your modeling for Lululemon … I like your video …

  23. Bryan says:

    Go for it Christian! Voted yesterday!

  24. Carlee says:

    I hope you get it!

  25. Bruce says:

    Go Christian Go!!!

  26. Jessica says:

    Good Luck!!!!!

  27. BAJ says:

    Good luck, Christian!!!

  28. Andy says:

    Good luck! You rock!

  29. Mikey says:

    Christian Christian he's are man! If he can't do it, no one can!

  30. Ashley says:

    Good luck my friend. Cheering you on!!!

  31. Kayla L says:

    good luck christian!

  32. Shelby says:

    Keep up the good work Christian. You can do it!!! L&L

  33. Keishla says:

    Tu puedes y le sacaras mucho beneficio!! Veras que seras el ganador de esta scholarship!!!

  34. mionske says:

    You've got my support. Go get it!

  35. Shannon says:

    I vote for Christian!

  36. Lori says:

    May all your dreams come true.

  37. legs says:

    good luck

  38. Tiara says:

    Good Luck! Much love!

  39. Sabrina says:

    Good Luck!!

  40. Charmaine Seavy says:

    Good Luck !

  41. Holly says:

    Thank you for making my world, and everyone else's you meet, a better place.
    Love ,
    Holly

  42. kyle bundgard says:

    You are a very inspiring person, when I doubt myself I look to you for inspiration!!

  43. Jalbatross says:

    You've got my vote! Good luck!

  44. Ashley says:

    Good luck mister!!

  45. April says:

    Amazing! My vote is yours!

  46. Alison says:

    Go get em bro!

  47. Tim Fraser says:

    Go for it Christian..

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