Last year I shared a secret...that I don’t love this time of year. I’m not the first one to put on Christmas music or to pull out the ornaments or to enter the shopping craze. Nope. Gasp! I know. I was nervous to share that one. But, I think what I mean is that I don’t love the commercialization of the holidays (and why do the stores seem to skip Thanksgiving?! I ♥ Thanksgiving).
But, what do I absolutely cherish? Time with family. Delicious meals around a table. Cocoa and cookies propped up on floor cushions. Giving beautifully wrapped gifts from the heart. Enjoying the spirit of the season - peace, community, joy. So, this year, Yoga Dear is going big for the holidays. We’re encouraging you to spread warmth, kindness, gratitude and love to yourself and others in a very meaningful way from Thanksgiving all the way to the New Year.
How will we do that?
#1. Random acts of kindness.
#2. Donations to a women’s shelter.
#3. Yoga Bingo!
Enter the Winter 2017 Yoga Dear Challenge. To enter to win the big prize, all you'll need is kindness, generosity, and a love of yoga. Sounds simple right? Here’s how to play!
- Perform one (or more!) Random Acts of Kindness this season. Snap a picture and post with the hashtag #YDKind to Facebook or Instagram. Buy a latte for the gal behind you at Amami. Bring soup to a sick colleague. Put an extra quarter in the meter. Be creative!
- Participate in our Safe House Supplies Drive for Transitions, a women’s shelter in Lewisburg. You can donate shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, thermometers, tampons, and other toiletries.
- PLAY YOGA BINGO! Yep. Grab a Bingo card and and fill up those five spaces. Bonus: Participating in the #YDKind campaign and the Transitions Drive will get you spaces on your card! Pick up a card to join in on the fun. I think you’ll really love playing and sharing the spirit of the season. Official rules listed on the Bingo Card.
Once you fill up your Bingo card, perform one Random Act of Kindness, and participate in the Safe House Supplies Drive, drop off your card at the front desk to be entered to win.... $100 to YD + a set of Manduka Props for your practice! Your props will include a lovely bolster, wool blanket, and two foam blocks to practice with in the comfort of your home.
Our Winter Challenge starts on Thanksgiving Day, November, 23, 2017 and runs until New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. You can pick up Bingo cards starting on Thanksgiving morning. I hope our challenge inspires you to spread joy, compassion, and generosity this season.