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 August!  We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing, healthy, and fun summer.  There is still plenty of time to get to the pool, build sandcastles, and enjoy the warm weather – and help out a local karma partner!  This month we are supporting Charlotte Ballet (formerly known as North Carolina Dance Theater) and their Reach scholarship program.  Reach is Charlotte Ballet’s nationally recognized outreach dance scholarship program for children ages 7-10. Reach makes quality dance training accessible to minority, male and female students with evidenced financial need and little, if any, previous dance experience, who demonstrate a natural talent for movement and the potential to be trained in dance.

charlotte_ballet_logo_smallSince 1990, Charlotte Ballet is a locally-based, world class repertory dance ensemble. It performs classic, contemporary and cutting-edge dance with virtuosity, energy, and artistic excellence for local, statewide and national audiences. But what if you are that girl or boy that would love to dance, but financially your family can’t support your dream?  That’s where the Reach program takes over.

Reach was launched in 2009 through a $78,000 grant from the Women’s Impact Fund.  Reach is a three-year scholarship dance program that makes beginning level, quality dance training accessible to students with evidenced financial need who demonstrate a natural talent for movement and the potential to be trained in dance. The program affords children the opportunity to access quality dance training in their neighborhoods free of charge promoting self-esteem, discipline, a strong work ethic and an appreciation for the arts.  Open auditions are held each year and selection is determined based on natural abilities, the potential to be trained in dance, financial need and family commitment to the program. Students selected for the program attend classes each week at one of four Mecklenburg County recreation centers. All first-year students receive their dance attire at no charge to their families. Students and their parents also receive tickets to attend select Charlotte Ballet performances.

That’s a fantastic opportunity for a lot of hopeful, talented kids.  For more information, here is the Charlotte Ballet website – http://charlotteballet.org.

Maybe you are inspired to support Charlotte Ballet – want to know how you can help?  

Click here to find out more about the Reach Scholarship

Here’s how you can get involved:


Volunteers are needed for a variety of needs such as education programs, dancer support, fundraising, and special event. If you have time to give, please take a look at the volunteer opportunities here: http://charlotteballet.org/support-us/volunteer/


 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):

  • Black short-sleeved cotton leotards (youth sizes)
  • Pink convertible tights
  • Black wrap ballet skirts
  • Bobby pins, hair elastics, and hair nets
  • Needle and thread
  • Dance bags


Eat Pizza- Be Good

At Pizza Peel in Plaza Midwood, with Be Yoga teachers EVERY MONDAY IN AUGUST!

  • Monday August 4th, 6-7pm – Vinyasa Yoga with Ashley Voyer
  • Monday August 11th, 6-7pm – “Back to School” Family Yoga with Tracy Mott
  • Monday August 18th, 6-7pm – Slow Flow Yoga with Brendan Coffey
  • Monday August 25th, 6-7pm – Align & Flow Yoga with Allison Modafferi Brewster

*all donations go to Be Yoga’s Karma Partner of the Month: Charlotte Ballet’s REACH Scholarship program!

Be Yoga’s “Nom Nom Namaste” Pizza of the Month

Pizza Peel’s Plaza Midwood location:

Roasted Garlic, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Basil & Fresh Ricotta Cheese

10% of sales goes to Be Yoga’s Karma Partner, Charlotte Ballet’s REACH Scholarship program!

Community Events:

  • Saturday August 2nd, 11am – Enjoy samples of our “Nom Nom Namaste” pizza at Be Yoga Dilworth!
  • Friday August 8th, 8-11pm (8/8 at 8!) – “Nom Nom Namaste” Social at Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood w music by Grey Brewster
  • Monday August 11th, 6-9pm – “Nom Nom Namaste” Family Social at Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood

August 22nd-24th is “Be Yoga Weekend” at Pizza Peel’s Cotswold location!

10% of ALL SALES* ALL WEEKEND go to Be Yoga’s Karma Partner of the Month,

Charlotte Ballet’s REACH Scholarship program!

*when you say you’re with Be Yoga!

It feels good to Be Good!