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We had a good month of teaching – steady with one less class and two added classes. We are really excited by the responses and the commitment of everyone on board.

Alison Fox started teaching again at Twin County Recovery and Sondra Loring and Brooke Murray started teaching at the Columbia County Jail. It was a great class there and the woman who runs the Re-entry program came and took the class and loved it!

Jacob Friedman continues teaching yoga for men at Transitions in Hyde Park, but the class that Elle Renaldo teaches is on pause. Cassandra Currie is steady at Red Hook Residential Center, teaching staff and the residents’ weekly yoga class.

 

New Donation Opportunity

Please consider buying a class or class card through Sadhana’s website that will be donated to the project.  We are hoping to keep the programs running and NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Love saves the day!

Go Fund Me: Sadhana Service Project

 

New Programs

A lot happened this month! Jacob Friedman started teaching yoga for men at Transitions in Hyde Park, where Elle Renaldo teaches the women who live there. After a rough end of the year, Elle was able to move to the “men’s” room upstairs, which is bigger and cleaner, and the women have returned to yoga!

Cassandra Currie is steady at Red Hook Residential Center, teaching the staff and the residents weekly yoga class.

Alison Fox completed her yoga series at Twin County Recovery and we’re waiting to see if they will pick it up and continue.

Alec Butterfield, Brooke Murray and I went to a volunteer training at the Hudson County Jail and we will begin classes soon. I was so surprised and pleased at the welcome we received there! Both the CO and the deacon leading the training kept exclaiming about yoga coming into the prison and how wonderful it was going to be – wow!

I met with Carol Donahoe who programs events at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, and we had a great meeting. She offered us two scholarships to attend their annual Yoga and Service Conference in early May, so Elle and I will be representing SSP! Many thanks to Carla Goldstein for connecting us.

We are fast approaching the end of the money that we raised last fall. It will now be the focus to figure out how to sustain this project. Hopefully, we’ll make some connections and learn from the presenters at the Omega conference. I’m thinking we need to find an organization that has 501c3 status and could umbrella us to raise money, apply for grants, etc. If you have any ideas, please let us know!! Thank you all, for your continued support.

Go Fund Me: Sadhana Service Project

 

Full Steam Ahead!

 

Sadhana Service Project is going full-steam ahead! Alison is teaching at Twin County and the clients love it! Cassandra is teaching at Red Hook Rehab to both the staff and the residents and it’s going very well. Elle persevered with Transitions in Hyde Park, secured the ‘good’ room and saved the yoga program for the women; Jacob Friedman will move forward with teaching the men there!

The Sadhana College of Yoga senior students are planning their service projects that are part of their teacher training, and those will roll into our Service Project. We are applying to Omega Institute to attend their Yoga and Service Conference in May. Our next step is to find an umbrella 501c3 organization so we can plan our next fundraising campaign!

Go Fund Me: Sadhana Service Project