I am not normally one to do anything flashy, especially on social media, but I felt called to do something. I was rocking my sweet baby to sleep over the weekend in my quiet, peaceful home and realized how there are many mothers right now rocking their sweet babies to sleep with an uncertain, violent filled future in Ukraine. I kept asking myself: What can I do?
This month, I’m raising money for CARE’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund through Giving Hearts Yoga on Facebook. You can find the link here. This fund will provide immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance — prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly in Ukraine.
On CARE’s website they state their mission is to “save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.” But with a focus on women and girls because “we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.” I thought: Yes. This resonates. This is what I can do to help.
After a hiatus from teaching yoga, I was scheduled to begin teaching and subbing again this month. Each Friday in March I am teaching from 12-12:45pm CST Yin & Yang Yoga for Spring with Giving Hearts Yoga on Zoom. Giving Hearts Yoga is a non-profit that supports a variety of charities. I have chosen to support CARE’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund for my series and will be donating my paycheck as well. If feel called to join me and donate any amount, donate through here. If you need more information about how to attend these classes, please reach out to me. Giving Hearts Yoga will have a recordings available for a week after the scheduled class. I will also be subbing the lovely Kathy Olcese class on Zoom through Willow Yoga on Saturday March 12 from 9-10am CST. All proceeds from that class will go also towards CARE’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund. Please contact me if you would like to attend and have not attended it before. I will send you the link.
It is a small act, but if you have the means, I hope you join me. If you do not have the means, take my classes and let your love and light shine into the world in other ways. Thank you so much for reading!
Love & Light,
PS If you donate more than $75 and are stateside, Giving Hearts Yoga will send you a T-Shirt!