Connect in Compassion---
"I'm a yoga instructor (RYT) seeking retreat centers, lodges, etc, where we can have 3-day retreats for Katrina relief workers, to help them de-stress & rejuvenate. I live in Alaska, but am heading south October 12, and will meet up with another teacher-friend. We seek massage therapists and other teachers who'd like to donate their time & enjoy the retreats, as well. We've been finding out about grant monies available for such programs, so some payment in future may be available."
"No big story, but our community is doing some things to help out in Pensacola, Florida. Our Pranic Healing community is making a group donation to relief agencies and holding healing meditations for the stricken areas apart from the individual contributions made by each member. We are offering aid individually on an as needed basis,taking families to buy clothing,food and household goods and providing housing where possible. Our yoga studio is doing the same thing, and is having a special class ending with a restorative miniclass whose proceeds will go for aid, as well as a silent auction whose proceeds will go to aid."
"My name is Becky Watkins and I am a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher in Alexandria, La. I want to thank everyone around the country who has generously donated their time, talents and funds to help south La. residents. I am offering yoga class to those in the shelters free of charge and my October classes will be focused on relieving stress. I work for a large hospital and we have accepted many new patients from the N.O. area. Our staff is on overload, and classes for them will be $20 for six weeks. I might be able to offer it free of charge for this six weeks.
"My new refugee status has not only enabled me to view the world through a different lense, but it has also afforded me the opportunity to see kindness and generousity in many communities.