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

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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!


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. Ashley says:

    Good luck mister!!

  2. April says:

    Amazing! My vote is yours!

  3. Vision_Quest2 says:

    I voted again for you (FB) … I don't have or do Twitter … I like how you said "made its way" … like the idea that you value creative control …

  4. Alison says:

    Go get em bro!

  5. Tim Fraser says:

    Go for it Christian..

  6. lenora says: