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.
• In North Carolina, an astounding 30 percent of high school students drop out before graduating; this severely limits their chances to live fulfilling, productive lives. • According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, slightly more than 50% of its 136,832 students are economically deprived. • By the time CMS students reach fourth and fifth grades, about 30% test below grade level in reading, a number that is likely higher among low-income children • Research shows that children who fall behind in learning to read in primary grades do not make up that lost ground without explicit instruction. • But, research also shows that 90% of kids who are behind can be brought to grade level with the appropriate intervention.
It’s a challenging problem, but the Augustine Project for Literacy is undaunted and committed to making a difference for kids. Their program provides 60 hours of training for volunteers to tutor low- income children. Volunteers tutor public school students one-on-one twice a week in reading, writing and spelling. Many of these children have learning disabilities and do not have the means to pay for tutoring. Each tutor commits to 60 hours of tutoring a child, which usually translates to 1 or 2 school years, but many tutors stay with their students for several years.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Donation Classes – Slow Flow with Elizabeth Dickinson with live Native American Flute, Sunday May 12th from 2:30pm– 4pm at East Blvd.
Karma yoga classes are just $5, or an item from the wish list. Additional donations will also be accepted.
Volunteer – Augustine Project for Literacy is always looking for new tutors. To sign up or get more information on this and other volunteer opportunities, please contact Candace Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give – If you’d like to help fill our donation baskets in the lobby at both locations, the Augustine Project for Literacy has a need for the following items (this list will also be posted in both studios):
• compact mirrors • highlighters • dry erase markers • sandwich zipper baggies • paper • multi-colored packs of cardstock • pens • pencils • file folders • Peel & Stick felt 9×12, (brand Creatology)
It feels good to Be Good!