OUR COMMUNITY [news]
Yogis Feeding the Homeless
BY TANYA AKIM
“Instead of ignoring the homeless, what if we could help them? And what will
history say about us if we don’t?” This is the question the new service-oriented
philanthropic organization The Share Necessities is asking.
With the help of social media and public awareness now you can purchase food,
blankets, shoes, jackets, and other necessities for those in need. The Share Necessities is currently serving 5 major cities across America (Los Angeles, Detroit,
San Francisco, New York, and Phoenix), and it’s growing. Helping is easy: go to
thesharenecessities.com and select the item(s) you wish to donate. Coalitions go out
weekly to hand deliver donations to the homeless. From destitute families on Skid
Row in LA, to young famished kids on the street living Down Under the Manhattan
Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) in NYC, The Share Necessities is spreading a simple yet
poignant spiritual message: See God in All.
Founded by two pillars of the LA yoga community, Arjuna O’Neal and Kasey Luber, The Share Necessities is working to bridge the gap between social media and
“Service is an integral part of not only a yoga practice but also of an individual’s
karmic path and spiritual growth,” says Luber, who has practiced yoga and immersed herself in the community over the last ten years. She describes selfless service quite simply, “Helping others just makes you feel great!”
Visit thesharenecessities.com or check them out on Facebook for more information
or opportunities to serve your community.
MEMBERS IN OUR
Yoga Works Westlake Village was honored
by the City of Thousand Oaks with a Certificate of Appreciation for their five-year
sponsorship of a Neuro-Therapeutic Yoga
program. Yoga therapist and class instructor Colleen Carroll teaches students with
neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease, and post-stroke symptoms. Along with the Neurocommunity
Foundation chairman Dr. Ronald Ziman,
students, caregivers and family members attended in a show of support. YogaWorks
studio manager Mike Leonard accepted the
honor and spoke from the heart about the
impact of the class.
Also awarded was Jasmine Lieb (bottom pic)
for her work elevating community spirit in Los
Angeles. The Church in Ocean Park honored
this beloved therapeutic Yoga teacher with its
Communitas Award for supporting powerful
community initiatives at Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College, Yoga Works, and the
Hill Street Center and Green Yoga Association’s Yoga and Ecology Program.