In 2010, Asana Alphabet trainees and teachers volunteered over 150 hours of yoga classes at PS 20 in NYC, Headstart Programs, and abroad in Kenya, Ecuador and Ethiopia this past year. Though classes are given on a volunteer basis, there are still costs in ensuring that we can continue volunteering in these schools such as insurance, investigation charges, transportation to and from sites and other invisible costs.
Yoga not only strengthens the physical body but also allows kids to develop focus, concentration and the ability to de-stress/relax. How can you help keep students receiving the benefit of volunteer yoga classes? Go shopping with us!
1. Get new music! Many of those great songs and mantras we’ve been teaching kids are now available for at-home use! Meditate on aum, shanti and namaste or deeply relax in savasana by making a purchase of Asana Alphabet music at http://asanaalphabet.bandcamp.com/. Songs are available for a $1.08 (or more) donation and ALL profits from sales through to Dec. 25, 2010 are going towards providing classes for those who can’t afford them in 2011. We’d like to thank MusicWorks for their music mixing and technological help in making these songs available to the public.
2. Asana Alphabet’s Yoga Book, “Yogi and Yogette Learn the Asana Alphabet”, a great yoga book for kids and adult practitioners, is available on our website. Profits through Dec. 25, 2010 will also count towards this 2011 fund. Please be sure to order by Dec. 15 to ensure delivery by holiday time.
3. Get some yoga gear: Mats, blocks, straps and all those goodies that you want to outfit your home’s fitness room are available at www.barefootyoga.com and www.sunshineyoga.com. Click on their sites VIA OUR BLOG and tell them in the comments section of your order that it is an Asana Alphabet’s reference and we will get a 5% commission from Sunshine Yoga and a 10% commission from Barefoot Yoga towards our volunteer projects for your purchase. Please also let us know you bought through them at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can personally thank you!
Happy Shopping and Thanks for your support from all of us at Asana Alphabet.