By Rebecca Louzan
Since the flood, we have offered yoga and wellness services to a handful of people here in Lyons who have found themselves in hard times or who otherwise could not afford these services. I feel deeply that this is part of our responsibility as a fellow humans and a neighbors here in our community. It opens our hearts and makes us feel good about offering what we have to give, and for giving back or paying forward the blessings others have gifted us in our lives. Now, we am working to build this concept in our community, and we have created a program that opens the gifting process to everyone.
Namaste Lyons and LEAF have partnered to create a new scholarship program in Lyons. The Namaste Yoga Scholarship provides personal wellbeing support through yoga and meditation classes to Lyons area community members who have found themselves in hard times. Yoga and meditation are known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and to build confidence, memory and concentration. Yoga reduces the effects of traumatic experiences, and helps those in hard times manage stress.
Become a Good Juju Partner by purchasing a limited edition item (tank, tee, hoodie, or coffee mug) to help fund the Fall Scholarship Programs. This campaign ends October 4th. The goal for this campaign round is to fund three Lyons Area individuals in need, with yoga and meditation classes this Fall. Namaste Lyons is leading the fundraising effort and providing discounted yoga and meditation services for the program. LEAF is helping to identify members of the community in need that can best benefit from the program. To learn more about receiving the Namaste Yoga Scholarship for Fall 2016, contact Janaki Jane at LEAF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community makes this program happen. To donate (and receive your Namaste Lyons Good Juju Partner shirt/mug) go to https://teespring.com/namaste-yoga-scholarship-fund.