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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to April! It has been an unusually chilly winter, so maybe your arms are open evenwider now that it is spring. We featured a karma partner earlier in the year that focused on helping a local animal rescue sanctuary, and want to continue spreading love to our animal friends. Dog and cat lovers, get excited! This month we are partnering with the Animal Adoption League (AAL). The AAL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Rock Hill, SC that was started back in 1992.
This month we will offer a special karma yoga class on Saturday, April 12th from 7:00-8:30pm at the Carmel studio location. Greg LaBarbera will be teaching, so don’t miss it! Dr. Matt Lyon and special guest Mark Garner of Saraz will also be present for this unique opportunity. Your evening will include meditation, vinyasa, deep stretch and chanting, all accompanied by the beautiful sounds of Saraz handpans. After class Mark Garner will present a brief history of this rare instrument and answer your questions. We are asking a $20 donation or an item from the wish list. Additional donations throughout the
month will also be accepted. When you’re in cat, puppy dog, down dog and up dog postures this month, think of Animal Adoption League!
Animal Adoption League is always looking for volunteers to help with fostering animals, fundraising, adoption events, and administrative tasks. To sign up or get more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please apply directly on their website here - http://mynextpet.com/volunteer-opportunities. Adopting a dog is also an option!
If you’d like to help fill our donation baskets in the lobby at both locations, Animal Adoption League has a need for the following items (this list will also be posted in both studios):
- Dog harnesses in medium/large sizes
- Flea and heartworm prevention pills (ex. Frontline)
- Puppy pads
- Cat food
- Foster homes! ☺
Within walking distance of Be Yoga South are two pet stores, Pet Essentials and Pet Supplies Plus. On the way to your next yoga class, why not buy a cat or doggie gift?
The Animal Adoption League
The AAL has an impressive purpose and works hard to:
- Provide veterinary care and temporary housing for dogs and cats as an alternative to the shelter
- Protect animals from neglect, abuse and cruelty
- Establish or assist in the development of an effective spay - neuter program
- Maintain an effective adoption program to include follow up
- Study and promote changes in county and municipal animal laws and / or ordinances
- Educate the general public regarding their responsibility in the humane care of animals.
This spring the Animal Adoption League is doing a Flower Power Fundraiser! If you are interested in planting a flower garden this is a wonderful way to do it. 50% of all sales benefit AAL, and the deadline to place an order is April 20th. Check out their gorgeous flyer for more information - http://mynextpet.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Flower-Power-Fundraiser.pdf
It feels good to Be Good!