Monday, December 2, 2019

Giving Tuesday

Dear Friends,

I’m reaching out to ask you to support our nonprofit, Accessible Yoga, on Giving Tuesday. Amazingly, this year Giving Tuesday lands on December 3rd, which happens to be the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a special day to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of people with disabilities everywhere. What a great coincidence because Accessible Yoga is focused on the intersection of yoga and human rights for people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

Accessible Yoga has come so far in the past few years. Since 2015 we’ve offered eight Accessible Yoga Conferences in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Berlin, and St. Louis. Your donation allows us to offer scholarships to our conferences so that they are financially accessible.

We have an exciting year planned for 2020, where we are partnering with Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Service Council to offer a new event, the Evolution of Yoga Summit. This event will address four areas of concern in yoga: cultural appropriation, racism, accessibility, and consent.

We have also expanded our Ambassador program and now have over 25 Facebook groups in ten different languages that connect yoga teachers and practitioners all over the world. Our main group, Accessible Yoga Community, has over 4600 members. We are continuing to connect a grassroots movement of yoga practitioners who are dedicated to sharing these powerful practices with anyone who is interested in finding peace in their lives.

We have a Facebook fundraiser with a goal of $3,000 for December 3rd as part of their Giving Tuesday program. On Giving Tuesday, Facebook will be matching the earliest donations for fundraisers on their platform, so if you decide to donate through Facebook please do it as close to 8:00 am EST (5:00 am PST) as possible. If you don't want to donate through Facebook, you can always donate through our website. Thank you so much for your support!


Jivana Heyman

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