For Immediate Release, Sacramento Yogis Launch National Day of Yoga to Help Nepal.
National Yoga Community to Raise Funds for Earthquake Relief on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sacramento, CA – Today, a group of passionate yogis announced a “National Day of Yoga for Nepal“, a fundraising campaign for the Nepal Earthquake relief effort. Organized by Sacramento-based Leslie Brown and James Kapicka, the campaign calls on yoga studios, instructors, and yogis across the nation to hold special classes on Tuesday, May 19 with all proceeds directly benefiting both international and local relief agencies on the ground in Nepal. This includes the American Red Cross, Save the Children, and local NGOS Right4Children, Next Generation Nepal, and the Ama Foundation.
“Yoga teachers, students, and community members are often motivated by a desire to live their practice and to contribute to a better world, especially during times of great challenge,” said Brown. “However, this is the first time an entire nation of yogis are coming together in a mass practice to raise funds for earthquake relief.”
“Anyone is free to expand this movement in his and her own way,” said Kapicka. “While the core concept is to hold donation-based yoga classes, all are invited to lead any other event – yoga in the park, kirtans or community gatherings – to collect donations to bring relief to Nepal.”
The five aid organizations were selected as recipients because they:
– Have secure and trustworthy funding transfer mechanisms already in place.
– Are organizations that have existing long-term commitment and infrastructure in Nepal.
– Have staffs that are familiar with Nepalese culture, speak the language, and know the political and economic situation there and how to work within it successfully.
– Are experienced and have established track records of providing disaster relief.
For more information, including participating cities, please visit our website, www.yoga4nepal.com.