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Lisa Fargnoli is a yoga teacher and holistic counselor. She grew up in Westchester, New York and has lived in New York City, Washington D.C. and now resides back in New York with her husband, Peter, 5 year old son, Sage, and their dog, Lilybean. At twenty -six she began studying Zen Buddhism which eventually led her to leave her job as a special effects producer and return to school to study yoga and holistic living. There, she not only studied asanas or postures but metaphysics, sanskrit, philosophy, anatomy and so much more. "What I love about yoga is that it's over six thousand years old, with so much history, so there's always something to learn". She has been an Adjunct Professor of Yoga at Manhattanville University and done fundraising for Food and Friends and The Animal Welfare League. In her free time she enjoys doing yoga with her son who caught the "yogabug" while he was in her belly, sports, gardening for all the deer that seem to be eating it and taking advantage of the Hudson Valley Region.

Recap: GlamourGals Annual Charity Event At Arena In NYC Raises Over $20,000

You would think with the long line down 41st street waiting to get in the club Arena and DJ Zeke Thomas mixing it up old school that people were out for a regular night of fun and a little debauchery –but it was only 7 pm. Actually, Arena opened it’s doors to raise money for the charity GlamourGals and the theme was pink and I was wearing it! I was excited to be handed a beautiful pink satchel full of make up on my way in!

Courtesy of Sunny Norton Photography

GlamourGals mission is to inspire teens to provide beauty makeovers to elderly women living in senior homes. Besides teaching business and professional skills, girls get involved in various programs such as business management, research,  writing and communication. It also teaches them compassion and touches the lives of both the younger and older women that get involved.

The Mona Lisa Courtesy of Sunny Norton Photography

Started by Rachel Doyles when she was 17 there are now sixty two chapters due to her hard work and dedication.The event was well put together. Besides great music and dancing, drinks by Milagro Tequila and Skyline Vodka and treats by Smart and Skinny were enjoyed.  There were many prized raffled off and attendees took home great gift bags filled with treats from Butterfield 8, Cherry Bomb Smart and Skinny packets, OPI Nail polish, Vitamin Water. To date GlamourGals has raised approximately $20,000. Their online charity auction is still running, if  you’d like to bid on a great items for a great cause which is expected to raise totals even higher.






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