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YogaDork Giveaway! Win an Eco-Conscious Karma Warrior Tee, We’ll Give Back to Charity

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Consumer consciousness starts with you. Fun, eco-friendly and super cool yoga t-shirts start with Karma Warrior. What do you get when you mix the two and add YD? A totally awesome giveaway and an opportunity to give back at the same time! 12% of the proceeds from KWC purchases go toward incredible causes like Africa Yoga Project, Off the Mat, Yoga Gives Back and the ASPCA, among others. A gift for yourself or a pal, and a contribution to a cause you believe in – now if that ain’t the holiday spirit.

WIN: Any tee or tank from the Karma Warrior Clothes eco-conscious (even the ink is earth-friendly) mens, womens or kids collection. YD will contribute the 12% of your would-be purchase towards a non-profit of your choosing.

HOW TO ENTER: Tis the season to be grateful! As this year comes to its climactic close, let’s reflect on the people, places, situations, tribulations that helped us arrive to where we are now. In the film ‘Up In the Air’, George Clooney’s character asks “how much does your life weigh?” and goes on to describe his “empty backpack” theory, and how his chosen solitary life stayed empty by neglecting relationships, family members, important events, etc.

Let’s go the opposite way, with your yoga mat bag. Tell us in the comments what you’re thankful for, and all of the most important things from this year (that you’re comfortable with sharing) that you could possibly fit into your bag. A yogarnucopia of gratitude if you will. Be creative and poetic if you like. Then perhaps share it at the dinner table 🙂

Entries accepted through end of day Monday, November 28th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after.

Good luck!

Bonus: Enter with a comment or tweet…

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And stay tuned for our Ultimate YogaDork Tee Design contest voting!

CONGRATS to the winner… SANDY!

Thanks to all for sharing your inspiring stories of gratitude.



30 comments… add one
  • Sass

    I am thankful that my hubby was able to leave the hospital with his bad foot. It wasn’t looking good at first, but we were blessed to get through that. That diabetes is something else. I am also grateful for his support in all of the things I’ve attempted to do this year. Without him, I wouldn’t feel as encouraged. I also got into Yoga this year and now I’m totally into it. I can’t live without it so I am also thankful for that. I am thankful for all of the people I was able to help this year with shedding off those extra pounds and happy that they are making it on their journeys. I am thankful for not losing someone close to me as every year before this one I have lost at least one person (RIP).

  • Chelsea

    I am thankful for my husband and my daughter. I am thankful for our health and home. I am thankful for the people in our life, by blood, and by choice.

  • I am grateful for a healthy baby after a high risk pregnancy. My son who makes me laugh and also watch what I say. My husband who is endlessly patient with me. And I am thankful we are all together in this tiny apartment that teaches me how quickly material possessions increase and all that really matters is love.

  • Robyn

    I am thankful for the amazing support from friends and family in 2011 which hasn’t been the best for health. My friends and family have supported me both in their actions and those have been far away, emotionally. I’m not sure what I would have done without them! Much gratitude!!

  • Christie

    I lost my brother early this year. It’s been really hard but I’ve found gratitude for his life and the impact he’s had on people. I’m also thankful for the introspection that came about and brought me back to my Yoga practice.

  • Sandy

    I am grateful my mom is still here. I am grateful that cancer didn’t spread to her brain, and her humor, her strength, her good moods and bad, are all intact. I am grateful for gut feelings, for hospital-waiting-room-5AM-yoga, for deep breaths and long exhales. I am grateful for human kindness, for human patience, for human wisdom. For humans. I am grateful for life, for happiness, for the knowledge that nothing else really matters.

  • Since you mention the Thanksgiving table, I’ll go with this:

    I’m thankful that the “new family tradition” we (well, I, fine) started a half-dozen years ago, to highlight the things we as a family should be thankful for (coming off a rough year with two life-threatening illnesses) is still going. Someone different each year makes “the toast” and says what they are thankful for. It’s been pretty successful, which is… well… nice.

    (I’ve got a fuller list going up on T-Giving Day…)

  • Sarah Ongiri

    I am thankful for life. I was going to say something witty and humorous but really what I am thankful is to be alive. My kids are driving me crazy, my mom is nutty and my Thanksgiving plans seemed at best ill advised. But I am here and I am alive and for this I am thankful.

  • Neeka

    I’m thankful for: a supportive and fun partner; a challenging and invigorating job; free public transportation (provided by my employer); a home of my own; good health; my amazing h.s. choir teacher, who died this year; Facebook, for enabling me to find this choir teacher while he was alive and tell him (as did hundreds of other past students) how impactful he was; a great swing, salsa and tango dance community…so many things.

  • Therese

    I want to be a karma warrior! I am grateful that I was able to maintain my weight loss and increase my activity level and fitness from last year 🙂

  • I am thankful for being able to practice yoga. Not only because it helped my find what I feel is my calling, teaching yoga, but also for the other things it has taught me. Before yoga, I was stressed at my job, a nervous wreck and a major worry wart. It got to the point to where on Sunday evening, I couldn’t fall asleep because I would worry about Monday at work. This was ultimately effecting my family. Now, I may not make a whole lot teaching yoga, but yoga helped me not only keep in shape and have a career I love, those are just added bonuses. But it made me see what was really important in life. It’s not money, or getting things or worrying about a stupid project at work, which may have in the past kept me away from my family all night, because I thought that was important. I had to be “successful” at work for my family to be happy. No, yoga helped me realize that its about you being there for them and loving them. The hugs and kisses are worth far more to my kids and husband than spending all night at work to finish a deadline for a boss that didnt really appreciate those who worked for her, but thats ok and its not her fault I allowed myself to do that. So thank you Yoga, for deepening the meaning of my life and my practice. We all build our Karma.

  • I am thankful that I have the right to live in a country where I can vote, I am able to work competitively in a labour market with men, I can own my home, car, or land. I am thankful that I do not live in danger of radioactive poisons, war, political gorrilla regimes. I am thankful that I am supported by a community of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, political agendas, sexual orientations, genders, activists, atheists and circus performers. I am grateful for the freedoms that I have in my land where others have much less. I am grateful that I have the ability to make change happen starting from me. I am grateful for my hulahoop, my parents, my God, and the sunshine between the cloudy days. Even though people suffer, I see goodness, and I believe in the greater things these beings will become.

  • I am so thankful for everyone in my life who supports me. My loving family, amazing roommates, dear friends, and caring co-workers. I am thankful to be living my dream of teaching yoga and working with youth. I have a healthy mind and body, I wake up every morning with energy, and I have the knowledge and resources to eat well. I am so grateful for everyone and everything in my life, and only wish to see everyone’s light shine even brighter.

  • Chris

    I had a serious foot injury that kept me out of action for about 8 months, so I’m thankful that I’m up and around again and I can practice yoga again and just walk around and do things on my own instead of being dependent on other people.

  • glenda

    what i am forever grateful for is people all people and how they have come into my life have shown me a perspective given me encouragement and support that has led me closer to my authentic self and who i am

  • Kristin

    I’m grateful that I’m able to practice yoga, and that I have a partner, and family, who have been so encouraging and supportive through my past year of learning, changing and growing, and are encouraging me to follow my dreams.

  • Jessica

    i am thankful for my family and friends, my cats, my job, and my heath and body which allow me to exercise and do yoga

  • I am thankful for a husband that supports me in following my dreams, the luck to have only first world problems, and that nobody I know/love died this year.

  • I’m thankful for the lessons I have learned through leaving my job, my parents’ divorce and my grandfather’s passing during this year. I’m more grateful for the relationships I have and for every moment when I get to express what living really feels like.

  • I’m thankful for my body for being AWESOME! I’m thankful that it allows me to do cool stuff like lifting heavy weights, getting into wacky yoga postures, and carrying four amazing babies. When I show it love, it always loves me back. I’m thankful for a husband who never once laughed at my wacky idea of leaving a lucrative real estate career to pursue my dream of being a yoga teacher. Because I really really really really hated selling houses 😉

  • Marissa Velarde

    I am thankful for being able to be a Work/Study staff at my yoga studio. In exchange for working the front desk weekly, I receive a free membership to the studio, which has been invaluable to me. As a recent graduate and new yoga teacher, this year has been a struggle. I’ve gone through multiple jobs constantly fearing not being able to pay for rent and bills. However, yoga has given peace to my mind, the courage to continue moving forward, and faith things will get better. I am truly blessed.

  • Bridget

    Reading everyone else’s comments- some brought tears to my eyes- all helped me realize and appreciate literacy….. those of us who live in a country, city, home where someone at some time took the time and energy to teach us to read. What a gift that we can share.

  • Jodi

    I am just grateful to be alive and able to experience the present moment for as many moments as I can. Namaste!

  • Vision_Quest2

    I am grateful to have lived this long—over a half a century—without any major trauma–to have avoided being a hospital inpatient due to illness or accident; grateful to my ancestors; mourning the passing of my brother and my aunt more recently. Grateful to having a regular yoga practice in my life, and for what I am able to do today.

  • Kelly

    I’m thankful to be lucky enough to have enough things to be thankful for that I can’t even pick one thing.

  • Love seeing what everyone is grateful for – keep them coming!

    -the Karma Warrior crew

  • nicole marie

    I am grateful for my yoga practice and kula. 2011 has been a really hard year. If it weren’t for my yoga, I don’t know where I’d be.

  • YD

    CONGRATS to the winner… SANDY!
    Thanks to all for sharing your inspiring stories of gratitude.

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