These are the things that our Yoga Community is doing:
Donation Yoga with Amanda on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 1:30-2:30pm to benefit Detroit Dog Park (http://detroitdogpark.org & Facebook.com/detroitdogpark.)
Here’s a little bit about Detroit Dog Park:
Detroit Dog Park is a pending 501c3 non-profit run by a group of people who live, work and play in Detroit. We want to build the city’s first official off-leash dog park.
In a city with so much vacant land, our idea is pretty simple – work with community leaders, elected officials and the businesses of Detroit to take empty land and make it active again. Detroit is one of the only major cities in the country that doesn’t have a fenced, off-leash dog park, meaning responsible dog owners have to leave town to find that social experience for themselves and their pups. Any dog owner will tell you that a dog that’s run around for a couple of hours, playing and having fun, is a happier dog, a more obedient dog and a healthier dog.
Our first park will be in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, in an abandoned playground by the iconic train station. This historic neighborhood, where the Detroit Tigers used to play, is undergoing rapid change, with vacancy rates hovering near zero and new businesses popping up every few weeks. Building a dog park is more than just putting up a fence – we want to create a place that people will congregate, a place that fosters community. Our park will feature a large fenced-in area for dogs to run freely, but it will also be for people – with benches, shade, water, and eventually lots of plants and flowers. And through a partnership with the city of Detroit, we will maintain the park.
Because this organization is run by volunteers, every dollar helps. We are adding to the changing landscape of Corktown, and creating another reason for people to come to Detroit, whether for an afternoon or a lifetime. We’d love to see some of the Namaste Yoga family come to our many events – our monthly pop-up dog park at Tiger Stadium, clean-ups at the actual site, and food and drink events we host throughout Detroit and the immediate suburbs.
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The Namaste Yoga Reading Group:
Our next meeting is on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 3-5pm. We are reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (translated by Gregory Hays). We will meet at Namaste Yoga at 3pm and decide whether we want stay in the studio or walk over to a park if the weather is good. Just in case, please bring something to make sitting outside comfortable (e.g. a chair, hat, etc.).
This meeting will immediately follow a special donation class from 1:30pm-2:30pm, so attendees for the reading group are encouraged to also attend the yoga class together. See the information above, or check out the Donation Class webpage.
Check out our Reading Group page for more information about this book and what we’ve been up to over the last few months.
The December 1st Donation Yoga class was held so that the donations collected could be given to Child Nutrition Foundation to support a mother and her unborn child in the Adopt a Mother and Save Her Child Program. Read all about it on our CNF Donation page. We have already received the first of four reports we will get over the next two-and-a-half years. The first report documents the background and status of the pregnant mother our donation has gone to support throughout her pregnancy and until the child turns two. According to Pooja Srivatsa, CNF treasurer & the coordinator of our donation, the mother we are sponsoring, Khurshida, is:
“…a particularly sensitive case since she is pretty malnourished, young and anemic herself (classic case of “multi-generational malnutrition”). So the health worker is keeping close tabs on her and her child will receive all the care it needs. The aim is to break the cycle of malnutrition with this child.”
Thank you to everyone who donated and attended the December 1st donation class. If you have any questions, please see Cindy at the front desk and/or check out our CNF Donation page.