IN OUR COMMUNITY
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.
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.
This Fall, we are supporting members of our community who teach in our local schools. About a dozen of these teachers attend classes regularly at Revolution Yoga, and they have submitted wish lists for classroom supplies.
If you feel called, please click above to view the wish lists. We are collecting donated wish list items at the studio through the end of August.
Sharing the Harvest
Our amazing Revolution Yoga community harvested their gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need. Our Seva Committee collected the goods and delivered to F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) in Santa Rosa, an organization that provides food to community members who are food insecure.
Spring Lake Clean Up
As part of our Earth Day celebration, we teamed up with Sonoma County Regional parks to clear invasive plant species from Spring Lake Regional Park. Our volunteers worked hard for a few hours to help remove plant materials and were treated to a yoga class, food and drinks!
Supporting Yoga in Schools
During Fall Semester 2021, we visited public high school classrooms for short yoga sessions and collected items to donate to the school yoga programs. We developed a "Revolutionary Teen" scholarship fund to help high school students attend a Teen Yoga Retreat and regular classes at Revolution Yoga. You can still contribute to this ongoing fund! 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.