Global Activism, Outreach
Activating the Yoga Communities: Climate change is the essential issue of our times. There are many causes and effects of climate change, but at the root of them all is our relationship to mother earth and to all of nature. The yoga tradition along with other indigenous wisdom traditions has long held a deep reverence and understanding of a living and conscious Mother Earth (Bhumi Devi). That we are all entwined with Her; physically, energetically, mentally & spiritually; we are all her children. Now, more than ever, we must awaken and act for ourselves, future generations, and all of life. Both as individuals and as a community, we must become more aware of our actions and choices and how they affect the web of life, and recognize what we can all do to become earth activists, raise awareness, and join the global revolution for conscious change and planetary awakening for everyone. The time is now. (from Hanuman Festival, 2019)
How We Engage - Endangered Species
How We Engage - Endangered Species: Elephants are sacred in the cultures of Asia - through film, social media, science and spiritual understanding, ElepantsNow serves as a channel to bridge modern concepts with old traditions. A group of impassioned individuals of volunteer filmmakers, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, naturalists and sustainable scientists provides support for the protection of elephants and their wild habitats.
Philip Price, Founder/Director
Philip is the founder of ElephantsNow and owner of GeoWandering Tours. He is a 30 year experienced conservation geologist, environmental scientist, and adventure guide, specializing in documentary research, logistics and production. For over 20 years Philip has led conservation efforts in Sri Lanka and India. As a yogi himself, his intention is to merge the power of the West's yoga movement with conservation activism. His organization (formerly SavingGanesh.org), offers a ready platform for volunteers to apply their talents toward elephant conservation. Philip has learned that Western Yogi's yearn for opportunities to serve our planet, and his organizations serve this purpose.