It’s truly amazing what people can accomplish when they join together and act. The call to support Haiti in this crisis has been resonating around the world, and we’re hoping the outpouring of assistance will keep flowing from caring communities to those in need. We’re especially proud of the way the yoga community has been swift to organize and collaborate in their own efforts to send relief. While we try to do our part to contribute (please vote for the charity tee), we are in awe of the events planned to raise money and organizations springing up out of pure compassion and the will to help. Go Yogactivism!
One very special endeavor is Yoga4Trauma‘s Project Haiti, a collaborative effort to bring therapeutic yoga to the people of Haiti. Joining forces and heading up the mission are Sue Jones of Yoga Hope and Maggie Juliano of Sprout Yoga, who have enlisted an amazing crew including David Emerson of the Trauma Center in Boston, Mark Lilly of Street Yoga and Jennifer Cohen of Little Flower Yoga, all of whom have taken to task dealing with the mental/emotional effects of this disaster. There is an overwhelming amount of destruction, but under the layers of physical debris are the tattered emotions and mental turmoil of the people who must rebuild, inside and out. Project Haiti is here to help. If you’d like to get involved please check out their new website and learn more about how you can do your part through yoga. And spread the word!
On top of this, yogis are uniting all over our town of NYC, gathering together to raise funds and show their support. Since tomorrow is Yoga Day USA, here’s hoping karma yoga, the yoga of action, will give everyone a kick in the pants!
Here’s a short list of the goings on. See a more extensive list of all that’s happening around the city this weekend check out the always awesome YogaCityNYC.
Off the Mat Yoga for Haiti
Join Off the Mat, Into the World and Greenfinds to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. Open-level yoga classes by donation will be offered Thursday Jan 21 – Sun Jan 24th culminating Sunday afternoon with yoga classes, eco-friendly shopping, music/DJs, and a great raffle! Proceeds go to support relief efforts in Haiti.
Thursday Jan 21
12pm Yoga with Joy Gottlieb
7pm Yoga with Amber Campion
Friday Jan 22
12pm Yoga with Megan Lewicki Quesada
7pm with Liza Laird
Saturday Jan 23
2pm Yoga with Veronica Perretti
4pm Yoga with Caitlin Tailbot
Sunday Jan 24
2pm Yoga with Monica Russel
4pm Yoga with Megan Lewicki Quesada
5pm Music with DJ FABCOM and DJ RECON, eco-friendly shopping at sample store prices, raffle, and more TBD!
FRIDAY: KULA YOGA- ASHTANGA WITH EXTRA SPICE
This class will follow the order of asanas for 1st level Ashtanga, with the addition of some poses from 2nd and 3rd blended in at appropriate places in your practice. It will include hands on adjustments and personal suggestions on how to enhance your practice. With Doug Hanson.
January 22: 6:30-8:45 am
FRIDAY: PRAY, SING, DANCE, AND GIVE!
Potluck dinner (bring a vegetarian dish) & urban kirtan with Suzin Green, Rick Jarrow, David Freeman & friends. Join Organic Magnetics & cast members of FELA! to pray, sing & dance for HAITI!
January 22: 7 p.m.
100 % of donations go to Haiti
SATURDAY: Om Factory Yogis for Haiti
with Latham Thomas & Tigist Selam
Saturday, January 23rd, 6-8pm
Om Factory 265 W.37th street, bet 7-8th aves- 17th floor
Suggested donation $20
SUNDAY: YogaWorks HAITI RELIEF FUNDRAISER CLASS
Join us for a special donation based class on behalf of the victims of Haiti’s devasting earthquake.
100% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund.
Westside Sun, Jan 24th 1:00-3:00pm
Soho Sun, Jan 24th 5:00-6:15pm