Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event challenging bloggers, podcasters, and videobloggers the world over to blog about a specific issue on the same day. This years' challenge focused on poverty.
How does Yoga Bear fit in with the issue of poverty? Quite simply, we believe yoga and other are for everyone, not just those that can afford to attend classes at a yoga studio or fancy gym memberships. In particular, people diagnosed with cancer or other chronic illnesses are often faced with expensive treatment options and limited healthcare coverage that can place additional financial burdens. Frequently paying for treatment alone is a challenge, much less affording yoga classes.
To that end, we hope to facilitate connections between yoga studios generously offering up class spaces and cancer patients and survivors to experience what benefits yoga can offer. We regularly offer yoga classes by donation open to everyone in the community (be sure to check out our upcoming benefit class). In addition, we hope to connect healthcare providers, caregivers, yoga teachers, and interested volunteers in ways that can help bring the Yoga Bear vision of accessible wellness opportunities for everyone a reality.