UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Workshops are a great opportunity to deepen your physical yoga practice and your knowledge and understanding of the history of yoga, the principles, asanas, and more. We're constantly adding new workshops and events so stay tuned! Let us know if you have any special requests.
March 12th, 11am-1pm
Are you ready to PLAY!?!?!
Then join us for a 2 hour workshop with Gudrun on December 11th!
Have you always wanted to do a handstand? Do you want to implement it in to your yoga practice, but don't know where to start?
This practice is open to all levels, whether you’re just beginning your handstand journey or you already have a handstand practice. You’ll walk away with a solid foundation of how to set up your handstand, as well as tips and drills on how to refine your handstand technique. We will get to know the importance of your handbrakes and work towards mastery of the shoulder girdle. Bring your smile and most importantly come ready to play!
Gudrun is a Baptiste power yoga instructor and a gymnastic coach from Iceland who loves playing up side down.
TEACHER TRAINING GRAD CLASS
March 20th, 11am-12:15pm
You are invited to our 2022 Teacher Training Graduation class! Come celebrate all these phenomenal humans hard work and get a good sweat on during this debut class.
This class is a fundraiser! All proceeds go to Immigrants Rights, a non profit founded by one of our graduating teacher trainees, Tony Silvestri.
ImmigrantsRights.org is a nonprofit organization with immigration attorneys who provide affordable immigration-related legal representation to immigrants in underserved rural areas of California. Our mission is to serve immigrant families in need and immigrants not adequately represented. This includes low-income immigrants, immigrants in difficult-to-reach rural areas, and refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries.
Our organization relies on low fees that we charge clients for our services but because of challenges related to COVID-19, the fees we charge are no longer enough to cover the services that we provide. Your support will: 1. Help pay for program expenses directly related to our legal representation, so that we can continue to offer our legal services in the community; and 2. Pay for a portion of our legal services fees for clients who struggle to pay for our low fees.
One type of immigration application where we find clients often struggle to pay for our services is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) application. This application allows those who have suffered domestic violence by a U.S. citizen spouse to apply for a green card. Abused spouses often struggle to make payments to us because they do not want their spouse to know that they are applying. This funding will ensure that we have funds available to help cover the legal services fees for clients in this type of situation. Funding will also pay for us to continue representing asylum seekers who fled their home country due to persecution and need representation in immigration court in order to explain why they will likely face death or severe violence if forced to return.
As we continue to rebuild since COVID, we do not currently have enough funds to continue our legal services through 2022 without some additional help. COVID-19 relief funding from local foundations and the government helped us to make it through 2020 and 2021 but this funding ran out at the end of 2021. We are doing everything we can to make our fees for services profitable again in this post-COVID-19 era but we need help to get us through this vulnerable period. Without your support, we fear that we will have to close our doors and no longer be able to provide the representation that is so desperately needed in these already underserved communities.