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, email@example.com.
Happy March! The first day of spring is only a few weeks away, and so is the daylight savings time change – that means more light and warmth to be grateful for in our days. We’re grateful for each of our students, and for the supportive yoga community here in Charlotte. This month we are partnering with an organization we usually help in the fall, but there’s an urgent need right now to get involved.
Maybe you are inspired to support Classroom Central – want to know how you can help? Here’s how you can get involved:
Check In for Charity - Don’t forget to “check in” on Facebook every time you come to class during the month of March to have Be Yoga donate 25 cents per check in towards this wonderful organization.
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 –There are several ways to give your time to help Classroom Central, including store stocking, teacher shopping, die-cut program, administrative projects, and other needs. If you’d like to help out and contribute please fill out the on-line volunteer application here: http://www.classroomcentral.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-us/
Give – 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):
- One subject notebooks
- Looseleaf paper
- Composition books
- Pens, pencils, colored pencils
- Markers & highlighters
What is Classroom Central?
Classroom Central’s mission is to help students living in poverty effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Typically school supply drives are held at the beginning of the school year, but when students are returning for second semester many supplies are used up from the first few months of the year – pencils and crayons are nubs and notebooks are all filled up. Right now is a time of greater demand to provide to these students whose parents cannot afford to replenish the supplies. More than 135,000 students in the southern piedmont live in poverty and qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, a common indicator of need. Many of these students show up to school without pencils or paper. But we can help Classroom Central change that!
The Classroom Central dream began in early 2000. A team of local business leaders set out to provide free supplies to children living in poverty. After two years of planning and a generous gift of $200,000 in seed money from the Carolina Panthers Children’s Charities, this wonderful organization opened its doors. Classroom Central ensures that all children living in poverty have all the tools they need to not only learn but to succeed. When equipped with the proper supplies, there is no limit to what children can achieve! Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Union, Kannapolis & Lancaster. Teachers and other school personnel in qualifying schools “shop” for free school supplies throughout the academic year. All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support student’s academic and personal growth.
For more information, here is the local website where you can learn more about Classroom Central and how they are making a difference for in the community - https://www.classroomcentral.org/
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