Grow Your Yoga
Modo Yoga Studios ‘GROW their YOGA’ to Help Protect, Respect and Replant Forests
Worldwide annual GROW YOUR YOGA campaign to raise funds for forest conservation and reforestation
For their 9th annual GROW YOUR YOGA campaign, Modo and Modo Yoga studios worldwide have partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation, Junglekeepers, and One Tree Planted to help raise funds for habitat conservation and reforestation. Their goal is to raise a collective $200,000 by the end of April. After nearly 15 years of weekly by-donation karma class’ funds and donating to social, political, and environmental justice organizations, meeting their goal this year will put them closer to their BIG goal to raise $5 million since their first yoga studio opened its doors!
Known for their commitment to sustainability, human rights and social activism, Modo and Modo Yoga studios are using this year’s GROW YOUR YOGA campaign to put more trees in the ground and protect critical habitat in the Amazon Rainforest, Costa Rica, and Canada. Each studio will donate 100% of their March and April Karma Class funds to benefit one of the three organizations.
Grow Your Yoga is about taking the practice of yoga – a contemplative, peaceful practice – off of the mat and out of the studio, to help effect real change in the world. In addition to inviting people to attend Karma classes (by donation) at studios across Canada, the United States, Australia, and France, Modo Yoga studios are encouraging students to get involved in spreading the word about their studio’s events to get even more people involved in raising funds for forests.
We will be doing a 30 Day Challenge!!
There will be a sticker board of course, community building and support as we sweat together and challenge ourselves on the mat.
The 30 Day Challenge is for the month of April but don’t fret, you can have days off, we consider 25 of 30 days a completed Challenge. We want it to be challenging but more importantly to create a sustainable habit of getting on the mat – a 30 Day Challenge is a fun way to do just that! There will a raffle for prizes that include a 4 month unlimited pass, thai yoga massage, MY Danforth t-shirt and more at the end and lots of super sweaty high fives along the way!
Workshops to Grow Your Yoga:
There will be an awesome workshop with YuMee Chung to start the challenge:
A Handy Workshop: Wrist Relief and Paw Prep for Downward Dog, Plank & Handstand
Sunday, April 1st 6 – 8pm
To celebrate we will be holding a Joy Jam: A mashup of Modo, Flow, Yin , Meditation & Music with Stephanie Mills & Michelle Corbeil
April 22nd at 7 – 9pm GYY Jam – by Donation
Grow Your Yoga is about using the power of yoga – a contemplative, peaceful practice – to affect real change in the world. Karma classes (by donation) at studios across North America and in Australia, Modo and Modo Yoga studios will be donated for the months of March & April.
Getting involved is pretty easy. You can sign up at the front desk and join this awesome 30-day challenge and know that your practice is giving back. You can follow the studio’s social media posts about the DSF and reshare on your social media.
As a studio our goal is to raise $2,500
The Modo Worldwide community goal is to raise $200,000
Trees, like us, exist in communities; and like the very forests that sustain our planet, you also create thriving communities at your studios. Our goal this year is to celebrate community – both social and ecological – by highlighting our Live Green and Community Support Pillars and lending our collective support to three incredible forest advocacy organizations: David Suzuki Foundation, Junglekeepers, One Tree Planted.
Whether you choose to join the challenge or make a donation, just reading this note is also a powerful action on your part. Being informed is crucial to creating change and protecting the earth.