Baptiste Community Rallies for Flood Relief
Last month, massive and devastating floods ripped through much of the Boulder, CO area. Both homes and lives were upended by this natural disaster, and while the Baptiste community that had planned to gather in Estes Park was unable to do so, we asked our affiliate community to host events to raise funds and awareness for those displaced by the floods. From Kenya to Connecticut to Colorado, here's what's been contributed so far!
Africa Yoga Project (Nairobi, Kenya)
Africa Yoga Project
had initially received a percentage of early-bird registrations for the Power Flow Immersion in Estes Park. As part of their commitment to be of service, AYP donated the more than $5,000 raised to local flood relief organizations.
Revolution Power Yoga (Vail, CO)
From Rachel Nelson
, co-owner of Baptiste Inspired Studio Revolution Power Yoga
: Having grown up here in Colorado, it was hard to watch all of this unfold in my home state and see the thousands of people loose so much so quickly. Our studio, Revolution Power Yoga, high up in the rockies of Vail, (about 2 hrs west of the flooding) stayed very dry and safe. We were all very luck up here. However many of our community members family and friends were hit hard by the floods, and almost everyone knows someone affected in some capacity. Knowing that much of our greater Colorado community needed help we sprung into action and started organizing fundraising efforts. We set up a donation jar and asked our students to also donate any goods that were needed as well, and held a special donation yoga class. Our community came together and with all of our efforts we raised over $300 as well as collected bags and bags and BAGS of clothes and other goods needed! The thing I love most about Baptiste Yoga is the community we create and share, and this is also a reason I love colorado so much; the community here is so strong, supportive, and always shows up big just like we do with Baptiste Yoga!
There is still much healing and clean up that needs to happen here, if you would like to contribute please donate at http://www.helpcoloradonow.org/
Mystic Yoga Shala (Mystic, CT)
The community at Baptiste Inspired studio Mystic Yoga Shala
played full out! Here is a photo of the Mystic Yoga Sala Team who raised over $1000 for Boulder Flood Relief.
5boro Power Yoga
Baptiste Inspired Studio 5 Boro Power Yoga
held two donation classes and donated the proceeds to Boulder Flood Relief
For a list of organizations YOU can support in their work of aiding recovery, click here