Hi Halle, i am interested in teaching a free class once a week at our studio. how can we get our studio signed up as a studio that provides this yoga bear service? is there someone else i should contact. we are in Florida near destin. i am ryt and also a breast cancer survivor. thanks mary papciak
Hi Halle T, Thanks for welcoming me to Yoga Bear! I would love to teach for Yoga Bear and pool our resources. There are so many people with cancer in San Francisco that need yoga. I was talking to Shanti (a non-profit breast cancer organization) about bringing some breast cancer patients to Center for Peaceful Healing, www.centerforpeacefulhealing.org, for a weekly class. I would like to design a couple of free classes for cancer patients here. I am talking with the San Francisco coordinator too. I would also like to organize something in Los Angeles in the way of a series or a workshop. I would love to help where I can to make yoga more accessible to people who have cancer. Tell me how I can be of service!
Hi Halle: I have not been posting in a very long time.....I live in New Jersey and I would like to know if there are pro bono legal services.... I went through a horrid divorce and I have some things that need completing....I am unable to afford legal assistance due to my exorbitant medical bills.... all the best..with regards.....:) Mia
I am so so happy you messaged me. I'm sorry about the delay- I have
been digging through e-mails, it's been a hectic couple of weeks!
I was very excited when I found out about Yoga Bear. It is so inspiring and I have been telling people all about it. I was actually trying to look on the website for your contact information to see if I could do an informal interview with you about the organization.
I am just beginning work on my project. In sum,I'm developing a Yoga
and Alternative Health Non-Profit to provide Yoga classes, as well as
other Health and Wellness related classes, to populations in the Boston area that either lack access or have a specific desire for such
programs. Like I said, I am in the beginning stages and at this point,
I am collecting data from community leaders and like-minded individuals in the area.
Sorry for the long winded e-mail!
Do you happen to have a bit of time to answer some questions for me? We could meet up, have a phone conversation, or I could just send you some questions over e-mail.
Hi, Halle: How do I join the Boston Group? I don't see an option for this. Also, regarding the Instructors Forum, do teachers mostly communicate only within private groups? If so, I suppose I could invite many, many, instructors to join an "Exclusive Yoga" teacher group, but don't see the point of isolating all the knowledge. That could be done on a Facebook or Google group. Camille
i am back in r.i. and offering a class for survivors.
would love to chat with you about bringing r.i. studios into the yoga bear community. when is a good time to chat on the phone? om shanti, alicia
Thank you for the YogaBear presence. I spend quite a bit of time reading any relevant comments I could find when I first encountered cancer last fall. I struggled through some surgery related arm issues and now some lymphedema in my hand which restricts many of the poses that I used to enjoy in my yoga practices. So I am slowly trying to rebuilt strength and energy and rise above a sense of discouragement that follows me around sometimes.
I've enjoyed all the exciting YB goings-on!
What do you think about a blog group of yoga teachers that are teaching cancer survivors? Many have expressed an interest to exchange ideas.
And, just so you know, our Alaskan storm has reminded me of Spring in the east coast~ have to actually use the umbrella in my car~ Blessings, Jean
Thank you for this exciting opportunity to join your group of dedicated activists and proponents of yoga. And hooray for today's New York bill victory protecting yoga studios in New York State from unnecessary and burdensome regulations!