Willow Haven Inspirational Spa
Willow Haven Inspirational Spa has a powerful mission statement: “Our mission is to inspire cancer patients to fight and venture outside the box for support, inspiration, and to provide various activities geared to their needs.” Be Yoga is honored to partner with this organization to help support this mission.
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.
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Donation Classes – We offer a karma yoga class for a suggested donation of just $5! All proceeds will go to benefit Willow Haven Inspirational Spa. Ashley Walker will lead a restorative and mindful slow flow class on February 6th at our Dilworth studio 2:30-3:45 pm. Additional donations will also be accepted!
This spa is a relaxing environment for cancer patients and caretakers to get away from the routine treatments and medical surroundings. The organization helps to make a very difficult journey easier by educating, pampering, and finding outlets for stress, anger, and emotional pain without any financial obligations. There is also support available to assist people in remission adjusting back to normal life. The spa offers many services, such as oncology massage, reiki, yoga, art therapy, writing therapy, music therapy and cooking classes. There is a wig specialist on staff, relaxation and meditation rooms, and even a “man cave”!
There’s always something magical about the start of a new year. We each have a “fresh start”, and an opportunity to make changes that support growth and gratitude by leveraging the unique energy of the beginning of a new year. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or coming to your mat for the first time ever this month, there is always something new to learn and explore in your practice. So welcome to a new year at Be Yoga! We’re excited to start off another new year of our karma yoga program Be Good. Every 2 months we will make a difference for a non-profit charity or cause, and this year we are starting out by partnering with a local effort that helps to restore the soul of cancer patients and their caretakers. In January and February we are partnering with Willow Haven Inspirational Spa, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2012. This beautiful oasis is based here in Charlotte and provides a positive environment for those struggling with serious medical concerns related to cancer.
The person with the vision for this amazing place is Brandy Billingsley. Her mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Brandy and her father were her mother’s caretakers. During this time Brandy thought it would be great to take her mother somewhere she could relax and have a massage. Brandy called around to different places and no place would take her mother because she had cancer. The seed was planted, and through the years Brandy developed the idea for a safe haven known today as Willow Haven Inspirational Spa.
For more information, here is the website where you can learn more about Willow Haven Inspirational Spa and how they are making a difference – www.willowhavenspa.org