Posts Tagged ‘activism’
This holiday season, give the gift of yoga by supporting the Acorn Fund. The Toronto-based fund offers annual grants to local organizations who help share yoga with those who would otherwise be unable to access the practice. It was formed with the intention of stimulating the Toronto yoga community’s interest in sharing resources for philanthropic concerns.
The Acorn Fund, which is coordinated by the good people at Yoga Community Toronto, also “places priority on supporting projects that seek to demystify, legitimize, and naturalize yogic practice and thought in the public sphere.” This includes community health, rehabilitation, employment and transition services, and public education, among other services. Past recipients of Acorn Fund grants include the New Leaf Yoga Foundation and the Centre of Gravity Peacemakers.
And do you want to give the gift that keeps giving? Consider using the Acorn Fund as a model for engaged yoga philanthropy in your own community!
“We are for 100% of truth, 100% of justice, & 100% of unity 100% of the time. That’s our intention.”
Seane Corn at Occupy Wall Street, Oct 10, 2011
The yogis have shown up at Occupy Wall Street! Yesterday, Seane Corn brought her big hair and articulate voice to the demonstration site. She showed up in jeans and black boots, and talked to a crowd of several hundred people about about union, community and action.
There appeared to be some namaste-ing, some om-ing, and only a little posing. The crowd that gathered around Seane Corn yesterday looked engaged, passionate and inspired. However, some of the online discussion around the event appears to be a little more divisive. Continue Reading