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Yoga Shelter in Action

We recently made a small change in how Yoga Shelter’s mission statement is organized. The change was inspired by Simon Sinek TED lecture, “how great leaders inspire action”.  See below:

Original version
At Yoga Shelter, our mission is to promote the wellbeing of individuals, inspire more great leaders, and uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate.

Start with why
At Yoga Shelter, our mission is uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate, inspire more great leaders, and promote the wellbeing of individuals.

The WHY of Yoga Shelter is to uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate, HOW is by inspire more great leaders, and WHAT promote the wellbeing of individuals. Yoga is a tool to to uplift the communities where we operate.

On July 17 Yoga Shelter will partner with Don Peasley for Yoga at the Park (link), raising awareness about Huntington's Disease. This was an easy partnership to establish based on Yoga Shelter’s mission statement:
●      Uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate -- yoga at the park will bring people together to support a community member’s cause. Yoga will bring people together, leaving them inspired by the end of the event.
●      Inspire more great leaders -- We believe that each community member has the potential to become a leader. Don is a yogi, but not a yoga teacher (yet...). Don took a leadership role in the community to promote a cause he is passionate about. Yoga Shelter was happy to assist Don.
●      Promote the wellbeing of individuals -- yoga is a tool to promote the wellbeing of individuals. People that will come to yoga at the part will come out feeling better, this improved feelings can be from the practice of yoga or connecting with new people. Either way, this event will elevate the wellbeing, happiness and the participants.

So, here we go. First-Ever Yoga in the Park event. 3 Classes, various levels, $25 tax deductible donation, all led by top rate instructors.

Click on the link to learn more, register, or if you can’t make it, to donate. You can also DM or call me if you have questions.
 

Welcome to the first ever Yoga in the Park for Huntington's Disease!

By Don Peasley

A year ago, when I announced my acceptance to the HDSA Michigan Chapter Board of Directors, I pledged to be vigilant in my efforts to raise awareness, and respectful in my efforts to raise much needed funds.

On the former, I can only wish that everyone finds sometiStock-182149444 (1)hing in their life that gives them the feeling of satisfaction that I have felt as my small team continues to engage those in the HD community, here in Michigan and beyond. Constantly finding ways to help patients and families navigate the many challenges this journey provides, I can’t thank my friends and family enough for the support and strength you have provided. It’s amazing how some of life’s darkest things can produce the brightest lights.

On the latter, in a moment of partial sobriety, I had an idea for a fundraising event, inspired by the Summer Solstice yoga held in Times Square every year, and yes, also by some Jameson’s. Turns out there is a growing awareness of the benefits that yoga provides to those suffering from motion disorders like Parkinson’s, MS and Huntington’s. And, as a caregiver, I know just how powerful 60 minutes of motion and breathing can be at keeping my head in the game.

So, here we go. First-Ever Yoga in the Park event. Thanks to the great partners at the Yoga Shelter, we’re rolling out mats all day on June 17 in Shain Park, Birmingham. 3 Classes, various levels, $25 tax deductible donation, all led by top rate instructors.
Click on the below link to learn more, register, or if you can’t make it, to donate. You can also DM or call me if you have questions.

And even if you can’t make it on the 17th, consider adding a little yoga to your life. It’s changed mine, and my brave wife makes it to her mat twice a week. We’re fighting motion with motion, leading the best lives possible, grateful for every day we get.

namaste

Where: Shain Park, Birmingham, MI
Starts: 06/17/2017 @ 11:30 AM EDT

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