Donation-Based Yoga Class and Event Celebrates National Yoga Month and Promotes Unity
The Jackson Hole Yoga Community is hosting a donation-based outdoor yoga class and event on September 11, 2015 at Center for the Arts lawn in a collaborative effort to celebrate National Yoga Month September. The benefit, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., is open to all levels of yoga practitioner–from absolute beginners to advanced yogis–and will feature teachers from valley studios, including Cameron Barker, Scott Dropinski, Niki Sue Mueller, Angela Tong and Neesha Zollinger, who will be co-teaching a two-hour yoga flow class to promote unity and inspire a healthy lifestyle.
All proceeds from the suggested donation of $10.00 will go to six valley non-profit organizations including Center for the Arts, Children’s Learning Center, Community Entry Services, Community Health Information Center, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center and Vertical Harvest.
A silent auction and raffle will also contribute 100% of its earnings to these non-profits, which were chosen by the members of the yoga community. Since the event is during the Old Bill’s giving period, the donations will be matched through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2015.
There will also be music for the event, including samples of Rising Appalachia and Rabbit Wilde who will be playing the Pink Garter Theater on Sept. 20, 2015. Learn more here.
Yoga means ‘yoke’ or ‘union’ in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, and the Jackson Hole Yoga Community wants to promote this message of union, or unity, in addition to promoting the health benefits of yoga and the healthy lifestyle it encourages. Union can be between body and mind, but also as unity between individuals in a community and even worldwide.
The intention behind this particular event is community and unity, bringing together all of the yoga studios in the Jackson Hole area for a common purpose of service and giving.
About the Jackson Hole Yoga Community:
While the Jackson Hole Yoga Community isn’t an official entity, it is a group united by its interests in educating about yoga with members including yoga teachers, yoga studios, wellness centers and even an online yoga publisher. This year’s sponsors include Akasha Yoga, Inversion Yoga, Jackson Hole Yoga Therapy, Medicine Wheel Wellness, Pursue Movement, Teton Yoga Shala, Yoga on Little and Yoga Today.
About National Yoga Month:
September is official National Yoga Month, which is a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Hundreds of community events are organized each year in celebration of National Yoga Month every September.