Yoga Day in Steamboat to benefit Sustainable Schools Program

Posted: May 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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Patty Zimmer leads a Yogatta Dance class during Yoga Day 2011 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. This years Yoga Day celebration takes place Sunday with donation-based sample classes all day and a raffle.


Steamboat Springs Yoga Day in Steamboat began as a local version of a nationwide celebration. Now a springtime, daylong fundraiser, it has taken on a life of its own in the Steamboat community.

The fourth annual Yoga Day, set for Sunday, will celebrate yoga and community with a sampling of 45-minute classes from local instructors. But yoga also is about service, or Seva in Sanskrit.

This years Yoga Day will donate all proceeds from donations and raffle tickets to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Councils Sustainable Schools Program.

Its a great way for us to give back to the community, said Alli Brook, a local yoga instructor and co-owner of the Yoga Center of Steamboat. And to really come together with a lot of different businesses and individuals all to benefit a local nonprofit.

Brook said Yoga Day organizers were impressed with the programs far-reaching impact and successes of the Sustainable Schools Program.

The programs accomplishments introducing reusable school lunch trays, making school events zero waste and promoting reusable water bottles also align with yogic principles, Brook said.

Its the idea that our lives can be very multifaceted but yet sustainable, Brook said. What you put out into the world youre going to get back. Steamboat is such a great community, and were so fortunate to have so many people and organizations that have that collective collaborative spirit.

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