February 13th at Whole Sky Yoga: 'One Billion Rising' Helps Stop Violence Against Women
This weekend, One Billion Rising comes to the Hudson Valley for a day-long event honoring the commitment to take care of ourselves so that we can also do our part to take care of others.
COMMUNITY, CARING, AND REVOLUTION
One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Do the math: that's about one billion humans on this planet — too many mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts — who will experience physical abuse and its aftermath. Joining the movement on Saturday, 2/13, local teachers from around Ulster County are donating their yoga classes with all proceeds going to The Washbourne House, a shelter which houses and supports survivors of domestic violence.
AT WHOLE SKY YOGA, COMING TO CLASS = DONATING
Whole Sky Yoga is participating— donating my 11am Saturday class to the cause! What's that mean, exactly? In addition to making a generous donation on behalf of WSY, studio owner Sara Trapani is donating the income from each student in attendance to The Washbourne House. Students compelled to make additional contributions are welcome to leave cash or checks with us to deliver. ($40 is the suggested donation, but again, any contribution helps. I'm donating my teaching fees!)
YOUR REWARD FOR SELF-CARE?
Students with WSY class cards won't be impacted at all— Saturday is a regular class and donating is completely optional. But as a gift to you for simply showing up, Whole Sky will be giving One Billion Rising wristbands to ALL in attendance, giving you access to incredible discounts at businesses in the area and free classes at other participating movement studios!
Together with One Billion Rising, we're helping to raise awareness on an important issue: violence against women. If you and some friends want to get wristbands and make a day of it by popping into Le Shag or Birch Body Works, or a taking a meditation, dancing or pilates class later on, you should! Either way, you're taking care of yourselves through yoga asana, and that's a revolution of its own.
Hope to see you in class on Saturday!