We were chosen to design two different t-shirts for a weekly game of kickball. Each game is to support Corey Patricia Thomas on her journey to teach yoga in Africa. Corey is a yoga teacher, a life coach and a Africa Yoga Project ambassador. She came up with the names, “Pitches Be Crazy” and “Saved by the Ball” for the two teams. After speaking to her, we all agreed on a retro summer camp approach with a limited color palatte for the two t-shirts. Each design is screen-printed on pinnies and will be worn by each player.
The Africa Yoga Project started in Kenya in 2007. The organization teaches yoga to all ethnic backgrounds in order to bring positive change to people’s lives. Over the years they expanded to 6,000 individuals by offering 300 classes a week.
Art Direction, Design, Typography
Where are you from and where are you going?
CP: I am originally from NJ, came back to the area a couple years ago after moving around the east coast. In 2014, I completed my teacher training with Ana Forrest. Yoga allowed me to uncover and feel my true authentic self. Once I got a glimpse, I couldn’t turn back.
How long have you been doing yoga?
CP: I stumbled into a yoga class in 2012 looking for some release for neck and shoulder pain due to stress and anxiety. It took some classes that I somewhat enjoyed but it wasn’t until I experienced Forrest Yoga that I was hooked. The detailed attention to breath, tracking through feeling and relaxing of the neck were in poses quickened by blood. Through this, I learned how to heal the tension in my body.
How did you find out about the Africa Yoga Project?
CP: A photographer friend of mine was in Africa taking photos of orphanages and the underdevelopted communities. I was curious about his adventures and my heart ached to see the poverty. Long story short, he suggested that I take a look into Africa Yoga Project. Once I did, there was not a doubt in my mind that I need to support this non-profit.
We're glad to be part of the cause, who else is supporting this fundraiser/charity?
CP: So many local business have donated raffle prize items. Joe Leone’s, Inlet Yoga, Yoga Barn, local life coaches, 13th Ave Studios, Sapphire Holistic Center and SO MANY MORE!
What do you hope to accomplish through teaching yoga?
CP: I want to bring yoga and inspiration to those in underprivildged countries whom may not ever have the opportunity to experience this type of self care and inner healing work. The journey towards healing starts within. When you are given the tools and opportunity to do the work on your inner self, it changes the outside world.