- Mahatma Gandhi
Grateful Despites Thanksgiving Meditation
In the month of November start a daily practice of the “5 Chambanas”, a 10-minute Chairish yoga & meditation practice that Rachel has recorded. You will receive this audio file when you donate $30 ($1 for each day in November) or whatever works for you to invest in the Partner Congregation’s Emergency Fund. Faith communities receive MANY requests for emergency financial assistance every week. From this fund they help people buy bus passes, emergency housing, school lunches, and more than you can imagine. Your practice of the Grateful Despites will make a difference in your life and others. Contact Rachel if you would like to participate, [email protected] .
MLK Day Yoga Love Raiser
This is the “original” Yoga Love Raiser, started years ago, as a way to do SOMETHING on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We gather to practice community & embody the hope that is in us. Both classes on MLK Day (3rd Monday in January) will have a special focus on Martin Luther King Jr. and the practices of hope, community, and compassion. These classes are donation only, supporting the food pantries of the DBY Partner Congregations. It is always an inspiring & empowering morning of yoga. Everyone is welcome. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9 -10:15a.m. – mat based, flowing yoga or 10:45-11:30a.m. – Chairish yoga.
The Big Yoga Tampathon!
During the month of February we gather feminine hygiene products for the DBY Partner Congregations food pantries & the local high schools (Champaign/Urbana) food pantries because tampons, pads, and yeast infection cream are not often available there – but we understand that everyone desperately needs them in order to go to school, work, and just have basic dignity. That’s It. Feminine hygiene products are collected during classes and retreats. If you would like to donate money or supplies but can’t get to a class, contact [email protected]