On July 15th, 2018 we reached our one year anniversary of Seva Mondays. Wahe Guru!! For the past year, Mary Biggs, one of our truly phenomenal teachers and previous co-owner of Rising Sun Yoga, now Surya Daya, has donated her teaching income to a fund we have used to support needs in our community. Many of our teachers also donate a percentage of their classes, as well as 100% of the money raised from our monthly karma classes also goes into this fund.
With our Seva Fund, we have helped local organizations, charities, we help with special requests and families in need in our community. This gesture is a way for us to give back to the community. Mary’s generous donation every month is a way of celebrating her 10 years as a yoga teacher and leader of health and wellness in our area. We are so blessed to learn from her wisdom, find inspiration in the way Mary lives her own life, and be held in her classes with her big heart.
We want to say a big huge thank you to all the students who support Mary’s classes, and our karma classes - you are also contributing and genuinely making a heartfelt difference. Giving back is a big part of Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness’s core mission and we are so grateful to be able to support one another in this way.
Seva Mondays and our monthly karma classes will continue through 2019. With gratitude and so much love, your Yoga Family
As a space for health and healing in our community, we are committed to giving back, it is one of our primary core pillars.
Since March 1st, 2018 through the support of our community and the service of our teachers we have managed to help support:
- Lanark County Interval House
- The Almonte Hospital, as a table sponsor at the Almonte Ladies Night where all the proceeds went towards imaging equipment.
- The Hunger Stop, Lanark County Food Bank
- Movember, raising awareness and funding for men’s mental and physical health
- Local families in need of extra support
We will continue to offer our monthly karma classes and increase our presence in the community in our effort to keep this momentum going. We also have a basket outside our studio always ready to accept non – perishable food item donations for the local food bank.
We are all connected and it is through our kindness that we nurture those connections. If you would like more information, or would like to hold an event in support of a cause you are passion about, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Yours in service,
Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness