Sangha Studio and lululemon are pleased to announce the details of the here to be. Yogathon — a fundraising event featuring eight styles of yoga from 19 local teachers over the course of 12 hours at the Burlington Hilton on Saturday, January 7 from 8 am to 8 pm. All proceeds benefit Sangha Studio’s service programs. Sangha Studio is a nonprofit, donation-based studio with two locations in Burlington, both downtown and in the old north end. In addition to its classes, workshops and events, the studio works with other nonprofit organizations, community centers and schools to provide free yoga to people who wouldn’t practice otherwise. The studio hopes to expand their community outreach with funds raised at the event.
“A teacher and materials for each program costs us roughly $500 for 10-weeks,” said Caitlin Pascucci, founder and executive director of Sangha Studio. “We have a growing number of programs and serve low-income and underserved populations that age from 1 years old to over 70. Our hope is that money raised by this event will allow us to invest in further specific teacher training so that we can expand these offerings to even more community organizations in our city! I'm excited for this event because it will bring teachers and students together from all over town in a unique and collaborative way.”
"We're excited to bring lululemon's community based social impact program, 'here to be,' to life.” says Kierstin Wall, store manager of the downtown Burlington lululemon. “We're catalyzing a movement to make the healing benefits of yoga and meditation accessible in underserved and at-risk communities around the world. We believe everyone has the right to be happy - the joy experienced while living into one's highest and truest self - and that a yoga practice provides the transformational tools to unlock a person's potential, regardless of where they're starting from. We're thrilled to support Sangha Studios service programs and stand behind the belief that yoga and meditation are tools that build resilience, promote health and create community."
Each hour of the event is dedicated to different service programs including: Multiple sclerosis, elementary level after school programs, The Turning Point Center, bodhi & mind yoga, LoveYourBrain, the Lund Center, Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Veteran’s Association. The class style and teachers are carefully selected to fit each unique program. Participants are encouraged to create teams and set up individual fundraising pages prior to the event. Teams that raise the most money will win prizes at the event.
For more information about the event, visit sanghastudio.org for details.
The here to be. Yogathon is organized by lululemon athletica, Sangha Studio and sponsored by The Point and Seven Days.