Sunday, May 24, 2015

Don't miss Memorial Day Yoga, 8am with Carl!

Start your Memorial Day off right, Yoga in the Park, 8am. It will be great to be back out with all of you, my foot is better and we will have a strong practice tomorrow. Bring family and friends and do the work that will let you enjoy the rest of the Holiday guilt free. See you tomorrow! Carl

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yoga in the Park Class update for Thursday through Sunday.

Yoga in the Park Class update for Thursday through Sunday. The good news is my foot is getting better, even got a sandal on it today. I feel confident that I will be back teaching yoga on Monday May 25th. Alenka will be teaching all classes until then. She has indicated, that for my regular Thursday and Saturday classes she will be modifying her class to be a bit more inline with my Power Yoga classes, so expect a bit more work. If there are any of you out there that have not taken my Art of Massage Workshop, there are still 2 openings in the Workshop on the 31st of this month. Just email me and I will hold a spot for you It will be nice to see you all again next week, I guess I have learned not to play doctor with my own body, one would of thought I could have handled a simple wart. Again I want to thank all of you for your support for The Himalayan Children’s Fund and Tara Abbey, I continue to receive checks and cash donations and it looks like we will have an additional $1,000 or so to send there way very soon. See you all soon, Carl

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Yoga in the Park, Alenka will be teaching my Monday & Tuesday classes May, 18th & 19Th.

Yoga in the Park, Alenka will be teaching my Monday & Tuesday classes May, 18th & 19Th. Some of you may know I had Alenka teach my Saturday class this week. I am working through a somewhat self-inflected foot injury that has gotten infected. I am on a strong Antibiotic now, but i cannot put any pressure on my right foot. I am hoping to be OK by Thursday, but I am taking it a day at a time. Alenka will be teaching a level 1 / 2 Vinyasa class, so if you have not been to her classes yet, here is your opportunity. See you all soon, Carl

Friday, May 15, 2015

Yoga in the Park canceled today Friday, May 15 due to rain!

Yoga in the Park canceled today Friday, May 15 due to rain! See you tomorrow saturday Carl

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yoga in the Park fund raiser delivers $15,112 for Tara Abbey rebuild!!!

It is with great pride that I can tell you that our fund raiser for Tara Abbey raised $15,112. I asked people to dig deep and make a difference, I was blown away by everyones generosity, not only did my yoga community dig deep, but friends, family and even strangers who heard about our effort pitched in. Our overall community may be small but we made a big commitment to help our young women in Nepal. The work at Tara Abbey may take years to rebuild, but we have made a very important start in helping them restore their home and rebuild their lives. If you have not had a chance to participate yet, please feel free to send your check in anytime, we will be helping Tara Abbey every day through our Yoga in the Park classes and workshops all this year and as long as I am able. Once again I want to thank all of you who pitched in, stretched and really committed, we made a difference! I have attached 3 reports from The Himalayan Children’s Fund with information on Tara Abbey and the SMD Schools where our young women attend classes. As you can see our support is greatly needed. Namaste, Carl

Friday, May 08, 2015

Saturday in the Park, please come out!

Yoga in the Park Come out for yoga tomorrow Saturday, we will be taking a group photo and I really want to have as many people out that have helped make our Fund raising effort so successful. Saturday wraps up our main effort for the immediate need for Tara Abbey in Nepal. They have a long way to go and know that all of your regular donation each week as we go forward will continue to go to enhance the effort we have started here. All donations received at any time will go to The Himalayan Children’s Fund and Tara Abbey for their rebuild effort. I will be announcing the total funds collected shortly after Saturday’s class, but I can tell you now it was much greater than I would ever of imagined. My thanks to all of you who have supported our young women in Nepal, not only have the yogis that take my classes really stepped up, we have had friends and strangers who have heard about our effort make big donations. My heart felt thanks goes out to all for this commitment that you all have made. Namaste, Carl

Yoga in the Park canceled today Friday May 8th due to rain!

No class today, see you tomorrow Saturday May 9th!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Nice Thursday in the park!

Yoga in the Park, perfect day for yoga, if you let the rain threat scare you away you missed out, it was sunny and warm, great practice, and continued generosity from everyone in support of Tara Abbey and The Himalayan Children's Fund.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Yoga in the park Photo Day's

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Yoga in the Park Nepal Relief update!

We are about half way through the 8 day relief program that we started last Saturday for the rebuilding of Tara Abbey in Nepal. I can only say everyone’s generosity has been incredible, not only have we had solid donations from so many of you, we have had a few members of our community reach out to try to include others as well. One of our yogi’s, Jill Panitch is working with her company to try to get people to donate a full days pay and get the company to match funds, who knows how this will turn out, but talk about a heart being in the right place. Another yogi, Mali Workman, a professional photographer is donating all her fees for sessions booked by any of you for the next two weeks to Tara Abbey, another yogi of ours, now in Chicago, Beth Argus now a Yoga Instructor is putting on a special class this Saturday with all funds going to the Himalayan Children’s Fund. Many of you have reposted my posts trying to encourage others to get involved and donate. Some of you have dug very deep and made $$$$ contributions like I have never received before. There is still time to make a difference, come to yoga and donate, schedule a massage with me and have all of the money go to Tara Abbey, and I still have a few spaces open for my Workshop The Art of Touch / The Art of Massage on May 31st, all funds going to Tara Abbey. I have attached flyers with all the details, your support is making a difference, we can rebuild Tara Abbey and get our young women back in their home and back to school. Thank you so much! Carl

Monday, May 04, 2015

Tara Abbey update!

Tara Abbey was seriously damaged in the Earthquake last week I have attached some of the photos to keep you all up to date. At the moment all of the girls are still living outside. Of the 4 buildings at Tara Abbey, only one has the potential to be moved back into. The initial thinking is that they will need a year or two to rebuild to full capacity again. They will need much support and many dollars to make this happen. We started our fund raising last Saturday, with some checks coming in even earlier from some of you. Your generosity is overwhelming, as a small group here in the United States we will make a real difference. With the rest of this week dedicated to the rebuild effort I am hopeful that we can raise even more money, as they say it takes a community, we have a great one! Thank you for your support!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Our Fund raiser for Tara Abbey and the Himalayan Children's Fund is off to a fast start!

With help from Friends of and Yogis from Yoga in the Park, our fund drive for Tara Abbey and The Himalayan Children’s Fund in Nepal is exceeding my best hopes and we have just started. People are digging deep, and getting creative in how they can help. I have received many large checks from people that don’t even come to our classes, I have had requests to help from as far away as Germany. I have a professional photographer who is donating her fees in support of Tara Abbey. With all of next week to go, I can only hope that people will continue to reach out to help. The need is great, but the response from all of you makes me very proud to be associated with each of you. We can make a difference!