A Little Karma Yoga

We all feel fired up, so lets put our money where our emotions are!

I’ve always been big into Karma Yoga, putting thoughts and words into actions to better my community, and the world around me. Lately I’ve felt a call, a raging, angry call, every time I open any form of social media. As many of you may or may not know, I follow a lot of service providers for birthing and pregnant mommas, and so I see a lot of news and events that have to do with that particular industry. I’m not here to share the debilitating horrors some women and children face at the hands of their doctors, or the stories of abuse that women and children face from birth to adulthood. We ALL know it exists, we ALL feel it in our bones, especially women. Instead of feeling this rage and grounding it into the Earth, I’d like to DO something, anything, and so Sacred Grove Studio will have its first official fundraiser.

I’ve chosen a couple non profits that nationally benefit women and children who experience sexual abuse, and ones that help with women who experience this at the hands of their medical providers. So here’s the details:

  1. Choose A Non-Profit
    Choose a non-profit from the list below and donate, any amount you can, to the cause, and make sure to print a receipt!
  2. Bring Your Receipt To Class
    When you bring your receipt to the Vinyasa class you will be able to take the class for free!

That simple! Donate to one of the causes listed below and receive a free class by Jessica. This will run July 28th through September 1st. Become part of the solution!

Non-Profits

  • RAINN:
    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
    https://donate.rainn.org/donate
  • Medical Patient Modesty:
    To help educate patients and their families about how to have maximum modesty for procedures; how to stand up for their rights requesting a same-sex medical team for intimate procedures; and how to prevent sexual abuse by medical professionals. We also work to educate medical professionals on how to be more sensitive to patient modesty.
    https://www.patientmodesty.org/donate.aspx
  • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
    Renamed the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in 2003, our organization helps a myriad of professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals including emergency response teams, nurses and doctors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers; and counselors and social workers. In addition to these professionals, the National Center also works with local, state and federal agencies; state and national organizations; educators, researchers, faith community leaders, media, community leaders, elected officials, policymakers, and all branches of the military.
    http://ncdsv.org/ncd_hireus.html
  • THORN
    We refuse to live in a world where the technology exists to help kids but simply isn’t being used. We build powerful products, lead new programs, maintain essential resources, and develop awareness campaigns to attack the issue from all sides. Technology must be part of the solution. We identify critical technical needs and produce tools that allow law enforcement to stay ahead of perpetrators and identify more children.
    https://www.thorn.org/donate/

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I am an eclectic woman in my late, yeah, late, twenties who LOVES a good book, strong tea/coffee, and loud music. Writing is the expression of the soul. As a yoga instructor my focus is always on proper alignment of the asana, stability of the pranayama, and stillness of the mind. My intention is to share my passion and love for books and reading with wonderful people everywhere. May you all live beautifully and authentically. Namaste

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