5 Ways To Give + Community Celebration

Yoga Studio Owners, Flow Yoga Center

Warmest holiday wishes and special thanks for all the presence, care and love you bring to Flow. You're at the center of so much of the goodness that abounds in our community, and we want to take a purposeful moment to share our thanks. Thank you!

At the heart of our core values at Flow is to uplift the lives around us - especially by being proactively kind, and service-oriented. In the spirit of creating common good this season, we'd like to celebrate some good that has happened and share with you (below) five ways we can work together to care for the communities around us.

This Fall we’ve been busy spending time cultivating relationships with non-profits close to our hearts to raise awareness and more than $20,000!!!! via special events, raffles, class donations (including Deb's new Wednesday night community class), and volunteering for Together Rising (along with our friends from Extend Yoga & DCCY),  One Common UnityMartha's Table,  and Yoga Gives Back. Thank you to everyone including our teachers & staff who lent their hands and hearts to support these amazing groups!

Let’s keep the great momentum going. Here are 5 super easy ways you can get involved.

  1. Through Dec 15th: Support our in studio donation drive for the DC Coalition to End Domestic Violence. You’ll notice donation baskets at both studios. Kara, who is organizing this drive shared, "Survivors often receive toys for their kids, but not those important other goods for the house and for self-care." So, we're collecting gifts for survivors and their families: grocery store gift cards, metro cards and movie passes or passes for other fun activities. You can get gift cards from Wholefoods, CVS etc on your way to class!

  2. Wednesdays at 7pm: Join us each Wed night 7pm, for our by donation community class, led by Flow’s founder, Debra. This pay-what- you-can class is perfect for beginners to yoga, and anyone looking to strengthen the foundations of their practice in a supportive community. Each month we’ll donate all class proceeds to a non-profit working to uplift lives. This month and next is One Common Unity - which brings peace, art and yoga into DC’s public schools. February -April we will donate funds to N Street Village!

  3. Sunday Dec 9th: In the spirit of shopping local - join us for our Open House Celebration & Holiday Marketplace where we will feature local makers - visit this link to see who is coming and to let us know if you can make it!

  4. Sunday Dec 9th: Join us for Mimi’s Holidayasana: Gift, Soar and Groove...  and…bring along a toy for Toys For Tots! Can’t make it to her workshop? You can drop your toy afterwards during our Open House!

  5. Monday December 24th: Attend our Christmas Eve fundraiser with Cory & Mike. All proceeds will go to Plastic Pollution Coalition - an organization that works to end single use plastics. We will post the sign up shortly. Save the date: Monday Dec 24th at 10am.

    warmest regards & happy holidays,

    Debra & Ian

    ps: check out the partial list of vendors at Sunday’s Open House & Pop Up Holiday Marketplace:

    Apothekary (magical elixir blends, adaptogenics, herbs and more)

    Mezam Apparel.com (Come and see our African inspired fitness apparel!)

    Nourish & Refine (natural self care products)

    Fire & Bloom (gorgeous candles)

    Dare Daily (essential oils lotions and potions)

    Vegetable & Butcher (Yum!)

    Antler Alchemy (herbal teas)

    734 Coffee (Ethiopian fair Trade Coffee with proceeds to Sudan)

    Bee Sweet Lip Balm ( protects lips. protects bees.
    organic. vegan. biodegradable)

    Lila Organics (our favorite yoga pants & tops) 

    Lisa Marie Thalhammer (cards and art!)