IN OUR COMMUNITY
To practice yoga off the mat means going into the world with intention, compassion and a yearning to ease all living beings from suffering. Revolution Yoga is dedicated to this purpose and has built a program as a container to serve our community at large.
Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service and lies at the heart of a karma yoga practice. Join us in our efforts to raise funds, provide services or goods or take on a service project during a specific period of time.
Supporting Yoga in Schools
As school resumes in-person learning after more than a year of distance learning, we are turning our attention to existing yoga programs in local high schools. These programs provide free yoga access to students, which can help them release stress and anxiety, build confidence and feel good in their bodies.
We are supporting programs at Piner, Maria Carrillo and Montgomery High Schools by donating props and mats.
We are also visiting regular classrooms this fall to deliver short lessons on meditation, calming breath techniques and other mindfulness practices the students can use to help them in their daily lives.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Donate New or Gently Used Yoga Props or Mats
Bring your donated items to the studio and we will deliver to the schools. If you have questions about items, please reach out.
Please donate by Oct. 31, 2021
Sponsor a Student
Contribute to our "Revolutionary Teen" scholarship fund by providing financial assistance so a high school student can attend a Teen Evening Retreat or regular classes at Revolution Yoga. A $30 gift will allow one student to attend the retreat at no cost to them.
Contributions by check or cash can be mailed to the studio (748 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95409).
Venmo or PayPal
Get Down With Dogwood
Revolution Yoga's Seva Committee chose Dogwood Animal Rescue because of a personal connection through instructor Dawn Justice, and because of the incredible work the organization does for animals in need in our community. It is directly tied to the yogic ethic of ahimsa, or nonviolence. Through an online silent auction, more than $2,000 was raised for Dogwood for its work collecting, healing and housing animals.
Supporting Public Education
As schools moved to online instruction for the fall 2020 semester, we came out to support public educators and students by offering free yoga classes to all educators who wanted it.
In addition, we sponsored Helen Lehman Elementary school in Santa Rosa, and our community donated school supplies and gift cards to families. We also offered a yoga class in Spanish to Helen Lehman families.
We held an online fundraiser for local organizations working on climate action in Sonoma County. Our community gave to the Sierra Club Climate Protectors, the Coalition to Oppose New Gas Stations and 350Sonoma.org
Supporting the Living Room
During the month of December 2019, our community supported the Living Room shelter for at risk and homeless women and children in Santa Rosa. We raised money, provided Christmas gifts and other donated items to the organization, and we toured the facility to learn more about its offerings and how it helps those in need.
OUR SEVA TEAM
Our seva team is capable and compassionate. They dedicate their time and talent to serving the most vulnerable in our community. We are honored to have them leading us.
If you are interested in joining our Seva work, we would be happy to talk with you more!