Each year, Santosha Yoga has a Giving Tree for a local non-profit's wish list of items that they need for their programs serving others in the greater Portland community.
This year, Santosha Yoga is holding the Giving Tree for Living Yoga whose work brings yoga to shelters, homeless youth, incarcerated people, and to treatment facilities. In the work that Living Yoga does, they are bringing yoga to people in significant transitions and challenges in their lives. The yoga helps to provide them a sense of peace, calm, resiliency, and hope.
We're asking you to help us fill this tree with gift tags of your donations. You don't have to run out to the store and find the latest yoga accessory. We've got a list of the items they need and would use most in their programs - things we might be very used to having: yoga blocks, eye pillows, straps, etc. In fact, last year Living Yoga staff shared with us that often the eye pillows were the most valued prop in their youth in-treatment facility classes because it gave the teens a chance to have quiet and darkness in a place that is often busy with lights on and noises in the halls.
At the studio, you'll find a list next to the Giving Tree of the Items for Living Yoga.
You'll decide which items you would like to donate to Living Yoga and you pay for them at the studio desk. We'll arrange for all items to be purchased and shipped directly to Living Yoga in very early January. Then, we'll give you a holiday tag to write down which items you donated and your name to "hang" on the giving tree.
This has been a wonderful experience in the past years! We hope you'll join us in the Giving Tree this year!
The Giving Tree is up from Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve. All donations made go to Living Yoga!