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Yoga for Haiti: Join in a day of karma, asana, puja, and community

February 25, 2010
Yoga Haiti Benefit Flyer

Yoga Benefit for Haiti

Update 03/26/10: Thanks to your support, we raised: $1,302 at the Silent Auction and $760 for classes.

Thank you to all who came on Sunday. We collectively raised GRAND TOTAL: $2,062! go yogis!

Here is the breakown of the numbers raised for the Haiti benefit: $1,302 silent auction, $760 classes–GRAND TOTAL $2, 062! Thanks to all!!

Come join in yoga, art, and community as we unite to support the people of Haiti through prayers, intention, and cash.

Bid at the silent auction, choose from 4 benefit yoga classes (including live music), play  yoga, or just come to hang out at the cafe and sip tea with friends, new and old.

Join us at Karma Yoga Studio as we put our $ (and our practice) where our name already is. Karma means action. Karma yoga (कर्म योग) is one of the recognized yogic paths to union. Union through action and service..

We will join karma, asana (physical practice), pranayama (breath), puja (offering, intention or prayer), and community on a very special day of classes, silent auction, clothing drive, live music.


100% of proceeds will be donated to Amurt Haiti. Amurt has been working on the ground in Haiti for years and with a model of participatory community empowerment, sustainability, and integrated development. (Coincidentally Amurt also has roots in Yoga and meditation.)


Sunday, February 28th, 2010

1 – 4 PM


at Karma Yoga Studio in Harvard Square.
1120 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
Accessible by the T; Red Line, Harvard Square.


Silent Auction:

Come sip tea and hang out with friends as you bid at the silent auction

which includes donations like…

  • Rolfing, Acupuncture, Alexander technique, Massage and private Yoga sessions
  • Karma Yoga Studio membership plans
  • high quality yoga mats from lululemon
  • tickets for Durga Das, Jai Uttal, and… the Yoga and Chant Fest in June.
  • 2 tickets to any Central Square Theater performance
  • 2 tickets to Othello by the Actor’s Shakespeare Project
  • Veggie Planet, food/cafes, etc.

Yoga Benefit Classes (including Music!):

$15 minimum donation per class. Larger donations are welcomed.

1:00 – 2:20 PM

  • Lakota Sandoe teaches/ Bethania Bacigalupe assists an Embodyoga Flow for beginner/intermediate levels, with live harmonium by Irene Soléa
  • Jenn Pici teaches / Shelley Loheed assists an intrm/adv. intermed. level Flow Class to the tunes of one of Jenn’s world-renowned playlists

2:30 – 4:00 PM

  • Sarah Baumert teaches / Liz Salomon assists a Flow Class with restorative at the end, with live harmonium by Irene Soléa
  • Elizabeth Brown / Natasha McKenzie tag team an anusara/flow class, with violinist Daragh Dutka accompanying

Music: Irene Soléa Antonellis will accompany one class at each time with her live harmonium playing.

All levels and abilities welcome.

Please spread the word.

Facebook event page

and RSVP via Facebook event in the meantime to help us plan accordingly.

Business owners, artists and artisans are encouraged to donate something (service or material) to the silent auction.

Want to be a part but can’t attend? Direct donations accepted.

Email: lilalokas [at] gmail for questions and donations.

Hope to see you there!

Last note: Check out the list of Yoga Benefit Events in Boston which includes more Haiti benefits. More Kula. More community. More yoga.

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