Hi to all Yoga Bear friends,
Busy week at the Yoga Bear’s world :)
This Wednesday, hundreds of people joined Yoga Bear at Citrine Lounge in New York City for the KARMA PARTY fundraiser. We raised $3,000 through admissions fees and our silent auction. Some of our guests posted pictures on the Facebook page, check them out!
The money will be used to help expand our work in the Healing Yoga Project, providing yoga to men and women in cancer centers across the US.
A huge thank-you to our hosts and sponsors and supporters, which are listed on the event homepage.

Yoga Bear was in the News this week:
Ning Blog featured our website.
The Public Interest Registry used Yoga Bear as a case study for non-profits leveraging the social web to do good.
The Huffington Post also wrote about the Karma Party Fundraiser.

Some local news:
The Austin Chapter is participating in an event with Sundara Yoga on Labor Day called Free Day of Yoga. The class is from 2-3:15pm at Sundara Yoga. Check out Austin 360 Fit City’s blog post about the events.

Yoga 101 in San Francisco – in September 19th Yoga Bear is having a social meeting to introduce yoga to all levels. We will talk about what to expect in class, how to choose a yoga style, yoga class etiquette and the spiritual aspects that ties in with body movements. We will also demonstrate few beginner poses and mingle. All questions, discussions and lots of laughter are welcome.

From our Blog:
Check out Doron’s recommendations for best snacks for after your yoga practice
A three Day Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors in Wild Dunes
Learning to stay put when the going gets rough, in Yoga and in life
A Health Insurance Alternative: Public, but not Government-Run: there is another way
Some thoughts: Rethinking First Impressions
Jean’s recommendation about nutrition and Cancer treatment
We also have tips for your first yoga class from our advisor Tara Stiles, Thanks Tara!

Don’t forget – we need your help voting for Halle and Yoga Bear! Yoga Bear can win $10,000 grant from Nau- and it's up to voters to decide! The proceeds from this grant will go towards funding our new Healing Yoga Project, which brings yoga instructors into hospitals across the US.

Wishing you a weekend of health and inner strength,

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