$5 Community Classes
$5 Community Classes are taught by students of our teacher training program and serve as the breeding ground for some of the best Kundalini Yoga teachers in Toronto. Experience a Classic Kundalini class and support a good cause at the cost of only $5 (cash only). 50% of proceeds are donated to a new worthy initiative each month.
No yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins to get settled and check-in.
June 2017: Emergency, a hospital for victims of war in Kabul, Afghanistan
Funds from June 2017’s community classes will be donated to Emergency. A friend of Lotus sent out an appeal this month for donations:
“It’s been a week of carnage in Afghanistan. If you’d like to know how you can help, I encourage you to consider donating to EMERGENCY, a hospital for victims of war in Kabul. The doctors and nurses who work there have saved the lives of many of my friends and colleagues over the past five years. If you are injured in Afghanistan and if you are an Afghan and you do not stand a chance of being medevacked abroad, Emergency offers you the best chance at living.
In Washington where I’ve been spending time lately, the fate of these men and women are being deliberated on by a team of American officials. In an effort to figure out what America’s foreign policy on Afghanistan will be, these officials have been discussing troop numbers, aid packages, radiuses of bombs. In making sense of a confusing situation, it is reasonable to gravitate towards numbers. But the aim has to be to reduce human suffering, and Emergency has been unwavering in their devotion to that goal. I hope you will consider giving to them, if you don’t already.”
May 2017: Parkdale Project Read
Funds from May 2017’s community classes will be donated to Parkdale Project Read.
Parkdale Project Read is a non-profit, community-based literacy program that operates an adult learning centre in the Parkdale community. PPR supports adults to realize their learning goals by providing free literacy services in a supportive community.
April 2017: Action Against Hunger
Funds from April 2017’s community classes will go directly towards Action Against Hunger’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strengthening project in Kenya and Guatemala. This project aims to first improve maternal, adolescent, and child nutrition through the promotion of local feeding and care practices, nutritious foods, and supplements. Secondly, the project will strengthen the effectiveness of community referral systems, increase awareness of existing health services, and reinforce health systems in both countries.
Action Against Hunger works in almost 50 countries and it’s mission is to save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. The organisation is committed to enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. Action Against Hunger’s vision is a world free of hunger.