"Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dove-tails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and in the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back." ~ Anne Lamott
In 2007, a handful of yoga teachers in Ann Arbor wanted to find a way to strengthen our local yoga community. We could think of no better way to do this than through Karma yoga, so we formed an organization called Yoga Serves! We are a group of local yoga teachers and practitioners who know that 'yoga serves' on many levels. We believe that practicing yoga improves our lives and can benefit our community.
All yogis throughout the Ann Arbor community are invited to gather together throughout the year for delicious vegetarian potlucks where we plan upcoming service strategies and share past endeavors with each other. We serve the hungry, the homeless, the elderly, the arts, the environment and other good causes that need our help. We create community through the fun of serving others together!
Serve Dinner to the Less Fortunate ~
Delonis Center Homeless Shelter - Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 , 5-7pm
Yoga Serves has been volunteering at the Delonis Center every month for the past 8 years! On the ﬁrst Thursday of each month, a group of Yoga Serves members meet at the shelter to help with the preparation, serving, and clean-up of the free dinners served every night by the Delonis Center.
Please email Anne Ramsey at email@example.com for more information and to sign up!
Volunteers & Coordinators Needed ~
Throughout the Year!
Yoga Serves is looking for some new volunteers and coordinators! Whether you can only commit to service projects on an occasional basis, or you have some great project ideas in mind that you'd like to head up, WE NEED YOU!
Please contact Christy DeBurton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for ways to serve.
Rockin' for the Hungry ~
Saturday, Dec 3, 11:45am-1:30pm, Kroger, 400 S Maple Rd., Ann Arbor
We'll be 'freezin' for a reason' again this year at Food Gatherers' largest food and fund drive of 2016! Join us in this effort to provide 800,000 meals to Washtenaw County residents in need and to help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Washtenaw County.
Please email Maggie Phillips at email@example.com if you can help.
Yoga Serves Volunteer Potluck ~
Stay tuned for details about our next Potluck!
Yoga Serves volunteers serve the homeless, the elderly, the environment, the arts, and others who need our help! Bring a vegetarian dish to pass and your own place setting. All Ann Arbor yogis are welcome!
Please email Christy DeBurton at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Annual Earth Day Project~
Join us April 2017
Come do something good for your Mother at our Annual Earth Day Project in April 2017!
Please email Christy DeBurton at email@example.com for more details.