Give Thanks by Giving Back

There are some really wonderful ways to have fun and give back in both the world of bicycles and yoga. I wanted to share with you two of my favorite events that help bring food and peace of mind to those in need. Please consider jumping on your bicycle and pulling out your yoga mat for a good cause.

Cranksgiving is Saturday November 23rd

Meet at Gasworks at 10:30

cranksgiving-2013-poster-letterHere are the details from Seattle Bike Blog:

A food drive scavenger hunt by bike, Cranksgiving is a fun way to tour some of Seattle’s most unique grocery stores and food stands, gathering food for Rainier Valley Food Bank.

We give you a list of food and grocers, and you gather as much as you can before time runs out. You get points for each item and each grocer, plus points for other bonus challenges. All the food will be donated immediately at the finish line.

Meet at 10:30 a.m. in Gas Works Park. The ride ends in Columbia City with an after-party at Ark Lodge Cinemas.

Grab Your Mat and Pedal to one of the many Gratitude in Motion Yoga Classes!

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Every year hundreds of yogis (you!) and more than 20 yoga studios around the Puget Sound dedicate their practice to Yoga Behind Bars on or around Thanksgiving Day. The goal: to raise critical funds for our programs for young people and adults in prisons.

Our financial goal
Our goal this year is to raise $13,500 to support our yoga and meditation classes at places such as Echo Glen Children’s Center and new ones at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women.

Yoga Behind Bars is one of my favorite Non-Profit Organizations in Seattle because the work they do is so important for all of the incarcerated people. It is no secret that our current rates of incarceration are completely unacceptable. People need the practices of yoga and meditation to help them relax in an incredibly tense and stressful environment. Yoga is a powerful tool of transformation, as many of you know from your personal practice. Please go to your mats to give back! It is easy. You will feel better and so will someone else!

Namaste

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