Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), (also known as Buddhi Yoga) or the “discipline of action” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. Of the four paths to realization, Karma Yoga is the science of achieving perfection in action. Selfless action and service to others are emphasized in this type of yoga. Karma Yoga is selfless service unto humanity. If you have a favorite charity, that you would like to see Be Yoga feature, please email Michelle Seymour, michelle@beyogaclt.com.

Happy September!  We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing, fun summer and found time to get to the pool, build sandcastles, and enjoy the warm weather.  This month school is back in session, and you probably have already seen sale flyers for school supplies!  Not all kids will be going back to school with shiny new notebooks and crayons, so timing is right to join with our karma yoga partner for September.  We’re excited to be partnering with ourBRIDGE and eager to support their mission of helping refugee and immigrant students effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  But ourBRIDGE does much more to assist these students and their families.

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ourBRIDGE is a not-for-profit organization that provides free after school care, meals, academic support and mentoring to refugee and immigrant students in the Plaza Midwood area.  Their mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families.  ourBRIDGE is a place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn English, and get the support they need to succeed at school and in life.

 The founder of ourBRIDGE, Sil Ganzó, started working with refugee and immigrant children at a local afterschool program as an office assistant. During her tenure with the after school program, she recognized a greater need for the immigrant and refugee community and was inspired to create a program that not only attended to the after school needs of children, but expanded to include the needs of the children, families, and the community throughout the entire year. Ms. Ganzó then founded ourBRIDGE as a not-for-profit organization to be that source of support.  

This unique after school program allows children grades K-5 to balance education and fun by participating in many diverse activities.  ourBRIDGE is designed to engage the children through hands on learning in a supportive, relaxed, and enjoyable setting.  On any given day a participant/child will be able to interact with his/her peers and develop new relationships with children from different schools, countries, and cultures. Through these newly formed friendships participants will learn about the many cultural aspects that make up their community. They will continue to perfect their English language skills, complete assigned school work, and receive caring support from the tutors and staff.

Click here to find out more about the ourBridge

Donation Classes

This month we will offer a karma yoga class on TBD.  Karma yoga classes are just $5, or an item from the wish list.  Additional donations will also be accepted.  

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. If you have time to give, send an email to Info@joinourbridge.org.

Give

There are plenty of sales going on this month for all of the wish list items.  If you’d like to help fill our donation baskets in the lobby at both locations, we will be collecting the following items (this list will also be posted in both studios):

  • Folders
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Dry erase markers
  • Copy paper
  • Construction Paper

It feels good to Be Good!