From Our Friends at Yoga Pod:
To our entire Yoga Pod family,
Each day, we are reminded how lucky we are to live and be able to practice in Boulder. And with each turn of the dharma wheel, we do our best to live up to our core values, which include “build community” and “do the right thing.” Today, we’re excited to share a very special announcement that we hope demonstrates both.
Several weeks ago, we were approached by a Yoga Pod student who wanted to help create a scholarship fund that would enable even more people to benefit from yoga. After some thoughtful discussions, we landed on a single, sensible approach: do all the good you can. And this anonymous donor has helped us create something beautiful: the Yoga Pod Boulder Community Give Back Scholarship Fund.
This new program will initially provide more than 600 single-use day Yoga Pod passes to three leading Boulder nonprofits helping communities at risk or in crisis: Attention Homes, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness; Mother House; which provides a safe haven for pregnant women and their babies facing crisis; and, SPAN, a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children.
We have had the chance to see each of these organizations first-hand, and we believe they are playing an incredibly important role in helping women and youth in crisis. Because we offer more than 100 classes per week, as well as special yoga for trauma and pre- and post-natal yoga, we strongly believe that partnering with these organizations—including their clients and dedicated staff—offered us the greatest opportunity to use these scholarships for the greatest good. We encourage you to learn more about these organizations and support their work.
For every additional dollar that donors contribute to this program, Yoga Pod Boulder will match, in order to double the benefit and spread the love. If you are interested in contributing to this program, please let us know!
Building community and doing the right thing are much easier values to live up to when we’re surrounded by such a great family of teachers and students, including those who have generously contributed to this scholarship. If you have the means and are interested in contributing as a donor to this Community Give Back Scholarship Fund, we would love for you to experience the blessing of participation. Please let us know!
For the Love of this Community,
Nicole & Gerry