Our Warrior Wednesday Shout Out goes to the amazing people putting in the hard work right here in Akron for the women in our community, Access, Inc. A shelter and housing program for homeless women and children, Access has been doing much needed work since 1983!! So of the many services this wonderful place offers are child advocacy, life management, health and wellness, employment readiness, and transitioning to permanent housing with their After Access program.
Please consider making donations to this much needed organization by clicking here!
Each week we will be highlighting a local organization that helps build stronger, healthier, safer communities, along with their donation links!
This week we highlighted One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron, Ohio, whose been doing an amazing job of rescuing, fostering, and healing our furred friends! Please feel free to donate to their wish list if you feel called!
At Sacred Grove, we aim to create an open, sacred community dedicated to realigning the body, mind, and spirit back into harmony with nature through sustainable methods. It is our goal to be able to build a temple open to all paths so that we may meet the needs within our eclectic nature based faith communities. Some of the programs that we are going to offer are:
Public Shrines of All faiths
Public Seasonal Rituals
Women’s and Men’s Retreats
Healing Spaces and Workshops
We hope that you will support us by subscribing to our Patreon here, where you can get an inside look at our progress, our classes, workshops, and special items just for you! You can also support us by coming to our classes and workshops held at our current location by Dunn Chiropractic at 820 Canton Road Akron, OH 44312, or simply donating to us. If you’re interested in becoming part of this incredible community project, you can reach out to us at email@example.com!
We cant wait to see what the Universe has in store for us!
Putting Karma Yoga first! Come on out and shop LOCAL makers while supporting a great cause! All makers are local, and all done by hand, no MLM vendors. We will be having a Chinese raffle for five donated gift baskets, so make sure to come out and not only shop small businesses, but support a hardworking non profit as well.
The benefit fair will be October 9th, 2021 from 10am to 3pm!
All vendor fees and raffle ticket proceeds will go to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. You can learn more about their mission here.
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:
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!
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!
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/
Think about your practice. The sights, the smells, sounds. What kind of furniture is around? Are there windows? What does the room or space look like? Is there a candle or incense burning? Are there plants? Creating a space that is clear and dedicated to your practice is very important. It is a space that encourages the cultivation of peaceful stillness; a space where time is irrelevant, and the mind can be at peace. It can be an entire room dedicated to yoga and your spiritual practice, or a small space in the living room or bedroom. We all have different needs for different spaces. Our world revolves around spaces and what they help support in our day to day lives.
I encourage you to look at the spaces surrounding you, and find a way to carve in something that reminds you to be still. A shelf with a candle or incense and your favorite book. A corner in the bedroom where you can reflect on your day in gratitude, or a prayer spot in the kitchen. Make it meaningful and unique to you and your practice. It serves as a daily reminder to pause, reflect, and honor yourself and the world we live in.
Our Warrior Wednesday Shout out goes to The Hummingbird Project, a Cleveland based nonprofit working to help communities reconnect with the natural world, and empowering resilience through ecological regenerative and sustainable practices. I am in love with their tagline: “Working for social change through ecological regeneration and community empowerment.”
Our Warrior Wednesday shout out goes to Pro Seniors, a legal group that offers legal services, support, and advocacy to our much underserved Senior population. In a world where we have left them behind, Pro Seniors works to make sure they are represented in a world that prefers to ignore them. Every dollar counts, and by donating here’s how you help:
$250 provides eleven ombudsman contacts with residents of a long-term care facility to ensure seniors’ rights are being recognized
$100 provides one hour of legal services to Pro Seniors’ clients
$60 provides online education for seniors to avoid Medicare fraud and identity theft
$40 provides a 30-minute appointment with an attorney on the Legal Helpline at no-cost to the client
At Sacred Grove Studio it is our intention to be accessible to all students, so we strive to keep class costs affordable. Our Senior discount starts at age 55+, and a 15% discount will be applied to packages for Military, Students, and Seniors.
Payments can be taken through the Facebook event links or in person!