In November of 2016, Thomas Tiernan shared a news story about a Baltimore school that implemented a meditation and yoga program in lieu of a traditional discipline system. The piece made it clear that these elementary students, most of whom were considered at risk, were learning how to access their internal wisdom to figure out why they were acting out or to stop themselves before getting into trouble. The school saw a drastic drop in the number of detentions and suspensions and teachers were crediting the Mindful Movement Room for this welcome change. In this room, children were led through yoga poses and taught meditation techniques. Julia Jonson was so deeply touched by the story that she expressed her desire to form an organization that could offer these services locally, at no cost. Julia found friends, that she now calls family, who shared her vision and along with Thomas and fellow founding members they created Seeds of Love together. These fellow yogis sprung into action holding regular meetings, offering community classes and special, outdoor garden classes. SOL has now grown to include many volunteers and supporters.
Pictured Left to Right: SOL'S founders Cole Tiernan, Thomas Tiernan, Julia Jonson (holding Hunter Tiernan), Stephanie Rehor and Sandie Contreras (not pictured Amy Andrejek)