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Sunday, May 07, 2006

the yoga groove collective strikes again

i've just penciled another fundraising yoga event into my calendar. this benefit will be held on saturday, may 20th, at yogaworks montana avenue:

Join us in celebrating good living, good health, and a very good cause.

Do something fantastic for others while having a great time yourself; enjoy classes taught by our premier Yoga Works teachers for free! Or better yet, make a generous donation to the worthy cause of YouthAIDS.

Our Montana Avenue studio is offering amazing yoga classes and giving away fabulous gifts from our partners including: Yogi Times, Fiji Water, Wild Oats, Guayaki Yerba Mate, babystyle, Jurlique, Lotion Glow, Hugger Mugger, Moonstruck Chocolates, Homemade Baby, The Cheese Impresario, Dhaba, The Loved Dog, and Prana.

All proceeds from this event will benefit YouthAIDS.

Tip off your friends to the event so they can share in the goodness and the goodies!

the day's schedule of classes will be the regular saturday lineup, plus a kids' class and a beginners' class. the entire schedule can be found here.

and to cap off the day-long event, the yoga groove collective -- aka seane corn, hala khouri, ashley turner, julian walker, and suzanne sterling -- will be hosting another benefit featuring yoga, dance, and movement from 7:30 to 10pm. if you attended the recent one at sacred movement, you know you won't want to miss this one!

youthAIDS is the beneficiary of seane corn's "off the mat, into the world" campaign. on the outreach page of her website, seane says:

"The HIV/AIDS emergency is a tragic epidemic we need to continue to take very seriously, especially when it is related to our young people. Every minute somewhere in the world a young person dies of HIV/AIDS and in the absence of a cure or a vaccine the immediate solution is education and prevention. More than 12 million people between the ages of 15-24 are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide and they make up half of all the new occurring infections. They are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection because of risky sexual behavior, substance abuse and a lack of knowledge about HIV prevention. It is up to us to take initiative to help educate others and ourselves and bring more awareness to this devastating disease.

By aligning with organizations such as PSI/YouthAIDS, we can make a significant difference to these children. With every $10 donated they are able to provide one youth a years worth of health services, products and education. Nine dollars out of every 10 goes directly to programs designed and implemented by young people, helping to improve the lives of kids around the world."

here's more on youthAIDS from their website:

About YouthAIDS - Who We Are
YouthAIDS is a growing global initiative that generates funding and awareness to help fight the spread of the HIV/AIDS among the world’s youth.
YouthAIDS works closely with their Leadership Circle - a group of distinguished leaders who work with YouthAIDS in raising awareness and the fight against HIV /AIDS.

Our Programs - What We Do
YouthAIDS and PSI are working in more than 60 countries around the world to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially among the most vulnerable, young people.

Our Partners - Who We Work With
YouthAIDS partners with corporations and the media industry to create unique, inspiring, and informative vehicles for messages of hope, prevention, and protection from HIV/AIDS.

see you at yogaworks on the 20th!