The family, friends, and members of The Florida Community of Mindfulness, Tampa, FL celebrated the life of April Farrell-Hasty on Saturday, November 17, 2018. April was a member of FYTA as a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. April also was an advocate and mentor for those with Sickle Cell Disease. She was born with the inherited illness that eventually causes blood cell death, lowers the healthy blood cell count and blocks the flow of that blood. This brings pain and frequent infections. Through her Sickle Cell outreach program, April mentored kids and their parents, helping them understand medical jargon and their lab results. She believed in the power of knowledge.
April loved yoga. She studied and practiced it for many years. April owned Peaceful Lotus.com, was a blogger and world traveler. She authored three books: “Yoga for Everyone”, “Your Yoga Journal” and “Your Yoga Journal for Teachers.”
April married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Hasty and had two children, Brytanni Hasty, and Ronald Hasty II. Her disease never kept her from being a wife, mother, daughter, and sister.
Those of us who knew April were fortunate. She shone with a bright spirit and a lot of grit. April loved life. She lived her 56 years fully and has left many friends, family members, students, and her loving dog, Dharma. Her Memorial service was profound, peaceful and uplifting. We’ll miss you very much, April. Your strength, wisdom, and courage touched those of us who knew you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Peace.