SoulShine contributed to an international adoption fundraiser for a local family.
We had our 2 Years Old Birthday Party! Taco truck, henna, Bollywood dancers, drinks and together time. Thanks for coming out!
We gave away PRIZES to our 30 Day Challengers! Water bottles, a mat, mala, book, yoga towel. It was the BEST participation in a challenge to date! Go SoulShiners!
We gave a class pack to the upcoming silent auction at AIGA's Y21 Conference. They are a professional association for design... We also purchased some holiday gear from the San Marcos High School sports fundraiser.
La Costa Meadows Elementary School had their 29th Annual Carnival Event. We gave a large monetary donation to help them reach their $40,000 fundraising goal.
We had another DJ Yoga Party get-together! Aminy offered some playful sequencing to DJ Bonzilla's GROOVY beats - - it was free to members! We hung out afterwards with free drinks, snacks and community love.
We donated 5-Class Packs to several auctions - one benefits the football team at San Marcos High School. (Maybe the players would most benefit from the zen of yoga! wink!)
APRIL -JULY 2015:
SoulShine gives back to the community every month - - but since no one really looks at this page, Mart gave herself permission to not write it up for a few months. hahahaha A bunch of us SOULSHINERS did go to YOGA FOR HOPE on Petco field (FUN) that benefited cancer research.
SoulShine donated 5-Class Packs to help raise funds for our schools!!! We collaborated with San Elijo Elementary School, La Costa Meadows Elementary School, and Classical Academy High School.
We also donated classes to a fundraiser that brings awareness to childhood pornography and abuse, InnocentJustice.org
SoulShine supported 2 schools' fundraising efforts by donating free class cards to Saint John School's Roaring 20's event and Mission Estancia Elementary School's Hoedown 2015.
-Year ONE: DONE! Thank you SoulShiners for collaborating to make this studio a tremendous success. It feels like family! Aren't you delighted? We are. We did it together. We held a DJ Yoga Party with DJ Bonzilla - FREE to members! It was followed by a fun hour of socializing with CAKE and drinks!
-Deep Deoja came through SoulShine and offered a delicious Deep Sound Meditation. The studio was alive with sound, which was healing and relaxing our minds & bodies. The proceeds were donated to his foundation, Bishwa Seva Foundation which supports children's needs for education, food and shelter in Nepal. bishwaseva.org
-In HONOR of our WONDERFUL staff AND Members who've been with SoulShine from the start, we CELEBRATED the holiday season together with a free DJ Yoga Party! We rocked some YOGA to the amazing beats of DJ Bonzilla, then we drank BEER from Karl Strauss Brewing Company. It was super fun. You better BE THERE for the next one.
-SoulShine offered FREE YOGA to men ALL MONTH - members too - honoring Men's Health Month, YOGA-STYLE! Yoga compliments/enhances the other sports and activities we all do. Many DUDES came in to experience the long list of benefits one experiences from the practice. WELCOME new FRIENDS!
-3 raffle items were given to the charitable MustDash run / walk right here in San Elijo Hills which gave all proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. www.mustdashforacure.org
-Students participated in SSY's 30-Day Challenge - aiming to hit 21 to 28 classes in 30 days. Whoop! It was super fun. All who participated were entered into a drawing to win a free month of yoga or a yoga portrait. There were 2 prize-winners but all were successful whether they hit their goal or not.
-Students who referred a friend received $5 on their account. Thank you
SoulShine gave back nearly $1500 to the San Elijo Community this September - whaaaa? That's right!
by donating $250 to San Elijo Elementary's Cash for Kids program!
In honor of National Yoga Month, SSY offered 2 FREE classes a week. Nearly 50 people took advantage!
Students who successfully completed SSY's 18-Class Challenge (3 classes a week during the last 6 weeks of summer) received $10 on their account for a JOB WELL DONE!
Yoga Rocks the Park tickets were given away for free! Fun in the sun, YOGA style! Aminy and Cia teaching to a DJ....
All students who referred a friend, received $5 on their account.
SoulShine offered another donation-based Deep Sound Meditation on September 26th to benefit Bishwa Seva Foundation catering to Nepalese children in need - with a focus on education.
A FREE Unlimited Month of yoga was donated to the San Elijo Hills Women's Club for their September auction that benefits the non-profit Straight From The Heart. SFTH provides mentoring, training, and many resources for foster children and their foster families. www.straightfromtheheartinc.org
SoulShine offered a Deep Sound Meditation that benefited the Bishwa Seva Foundation. Visualize 22 students lying comfortably with pillows around the perimeter of the room while listening to "singing" bowls placed near their heads as well as gongs and bells placed around the room; SoulShine was allllll peaced out! The experience is tremendously relaxing and has a clearing effect on your body and psyche too, if you are open to it. SoulShine and SoulShine students contributed over $350 to the foundation -it supports education, shelter, food for children in need in Nepal. bishwaseva.org
SoulShiners contributed several bags of goodies to the local fire departments in honor of their TREMENDOUS efforts fighting the Cocos Fire. (San Elijo Hills was evacuated for several days- it was that close!) Thank you!!!!!!!! Aminy, Martina and their little peeps delivered the goodies and several gift cards so the firefighters could come in for some free yoga.
Kevala Yoga Crawl came through for Double Trouble on Monday, May 12th. SoulShiners contributed to THE HUMPBACK WHALE SANCTUARY. Thanks SoulShiners for great attendance, your delightful vibe and green dollars for a great cause. kevalawear.com http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/
SoulShine contributed to San Elijo Elementary School's biggest fundraiser / event the COUNTRY FAIR (do cowboys/girls do yoga!?)
And also to a local charity that raises funds to study aneurysms: PARKER T. SMITH CEREBRAL ANEURYSM FUND In Partnership with the UC San Diego Foundation www.ParkerSmithFund.org
SoulShine Yoga sponsored a LITTLE LEAGUE Baseball team (cuties!),
and held a FREE SOUND HEALING EVENT / PARTY for our students, members, friends (think, lay down and listen to singing bowls - yum) (and yep, free beer - it rocked. Thanks for coming out for it SEH!).
SoulShine gave YOGA to the commUNITY! Over 350 students received a free week - a contribution of approximately 1,100 free classes. Great participation San Elijo Hills! Thank you for making SSY your new yoga-home.
WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR YOU!
SPECIAL THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT WHILE WE WERE PUTTING OUR COMMUNITY'S YOGA STUDIO TOGETHER.
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY OF TEACHERS. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS SOMETHING AUTHENTIC AND SPECIAL TO SHARE. CAN'T WAIT!
LET'S GET OUR YOGA ON!