…the 2013 Flagstaff Yoga Festival is HAPPENING! On August 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2013…. at the beautiful Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy in Northwest Flagstaff. This year’s festival campus opens up directly onto some of our beautiful forest trails and neighbors the Museum of Northern Arizona campus. Come retreat to the cool pines and mountains of Coconino National Forest with us!
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Flagstaff Yoga Festival director and host
nonprofit travel with a purpose!
This program is part of an international effort to create opportunities for holistic health practitioners to deepen their spiritual practice through the act of selfless giving. For this act of giving of self to help others brings a lasting peace to all.
learn more at www.SevaCenters.org
Flagstaff Foodlink seeks to create a gardening program in Flagstaff’s schools and to expand garden-related programs within the Flagstaff community garden network. www.flagstafffoodlink.org
The BIG Breathe Yoga Marathon is an event like none other.
With proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s on-going mission to cure and control cystic fibrosis, The BIG Breathe is the only event of its kind to draw attention specifically to the act of breathing through the practice of yoga. The collective experience of thousands of participants, over a continuous 12 hour period, promises to be both powerful and unforgettable.
The BIG Breathe will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Mission Towers of the famed Del Mar Racetracks, from 6 am to 6 pm.
The BIG Breathe will feature eight local San Diego yoga studios and instructors, each conducting an hour-long session, starting at 6 am and ending at 6 pm. Participants will register for the event at various donation levels that will give them corresponding access to the event with in-and-out privileges all day. Classes will be held in the spacious Mission Tower ballroom, accomodating up to 300 participants each hour. Classes will be themed to encourage repeat participation throughout the 12-hour day. Participants will also enjoy a marketplace, a relaxation lounge, and complimentary refreshments. Lectures are also planned for, given by local health leaders and experts.
One day. One collective breath. To bring us closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis and to allow so many hopeful CF patients and their families the chance to finally exhale
Supporting cancer survivorship has been a lifelong trajectory for Beth Sanders Moore, founder of CancerForward: The Foundation for Cancer Survivors. A young witness to esophageal, throat, liver, brain, skin and breast cancers gripping three generations of her family, Beth herself is a survivor of Stage II breast cancer of more than a decade.
Bethâs movement to the forefront of the global cancer community began more than 20 years ago when she took a seat at the management table of Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® at its corporate headquarters in Dallas. Since then, she has volunteered time and talents to raise millions dollars for cancer-related causes. She served as a survivor advocate to the first ever LIVESTRONGÂ® Presidential Cancer Forum, and later was tapped as a nominee for a White House appointment to the National Institute of Healthâs National Cancer advisory board. She frequently speaks to survivor and caregiver audiences nationwide.
Three years after being treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Beth was recruited to the Board of Visitors of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, where she served for six years â the last four on the Chairmanâs Executive Committee. She remains a member of the advisory board of the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at MD Anderson. In late 2010, Beth was appointed the community representative to Andersonâs Comprehensive Cancer Control Survivorship Committee. She is a past president and board member of the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® and remains an active member of its advisory council. She also serves on the advisory council of The Pink Ribbons Project. During her career, Beth has served on the board of a dozen non-profits throughout the U.S., and is currently a member of the development board of The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston (UTHealth).
FIRE has public health projects in Mongolia. www.fireprojects.org
… One hour north of Mexico City, you’ll find the amazing and resilient community of Metaxhi, Mexico; the birthplace and home of Traditional Healer/Curandera Rita Navarrete Perez. Rita has been participating with the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Curanderismo Program for over 11 years, supporting participants’ understanding of Traditional healing and helping heal the Albuquerque Community. Her dream is to bring sustainability and resources to all communities that call on her, including her own community of Metaxhi. She believes by teaching to heal ourselves, in all ways – physically, mentally and emotionally that communities will become more self-sufficient.
We began our Metaxhi journey in 2009, by establishing the nonprofit organization La Cultura Cura (The Culture Heals). We currently offer classes to children, seniors, and survivors of violence and abject poverty. In addition, we have community clinics, health fairs, and regular assistance. Most homes do not have electricity, gas or water. We are building a partnership with the community, but still need the help of our broader community, our neighbors – you. Please join us for a benefit to improve the lives of the Metaxhi village.
These funds would help raise money to support volunteers in our community, including Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent, RSVP, AmeriCorps and Project GIVE (NAU Students) to volunteer in Flagstaff. In the past year CSI@NAU volunteers gave over 97,000 hours to more than 100 non-profit organizations in and around Flagstaff.
Through the vehicle of yoga, Karma Yoga Project works to serve local and global communities by providing therapeutic yoga and psychological support to underserved communities, educating high school and yoga students about the benefits of volunteerism, by speaking with yoga teacher training programs about the importance of karma yoga and by conducting research studies to measure the effectiveness of current programming.
Through our partnership with Beyond the Orphanage, Karma Yoga Project brings the practice of yoga to older orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, we also provide psychological support (monitor bonding with foster families, follow-up with schools regarding the social/emotional well-being of our students in the school environment, provide therapeutic support and evaluate collected data for an archival data review of interventions. Locally, KYP provides yoga to children in a residential treatment program (other venues with impoverished and homeless children will begin in the very near future), educates Arizona high school youth about global awareness and volunteerism and shares the importance of karma yoga with yoga students and yoga teacher training programs.
Please visit www.karmayogaproject.org for more details.
Thanks for the opportunity!
We are a 501c3 organization located in Parks, AZ. I am a volunteer that helps with raising funds for the support of The Ark. We take cats and kittens from the Flagstaff pound. These are animals that will be euthanized without our help. They are spayed/neutered, receive vaccines and any medical care necessary, then placed up for adoption. We have adoption events at Petsmart, Canyon Pet Hospital, and a few other places. Here is a link to the website for the Ark:
We will sell these festivak tickets and use the proceeds to help pay for vet bills and other costs of running the sanctuary. Thank you!
Flagstaff CSA is a local regional food organization and market. They support many local farmers and food producers. They also support families in receiving shares of local and organic produce. Last season they awarded scholarships to low income families @ Pine Forest Schools to help them receive a share of food for the 12 week winter season. The web site is flagstaffcsa.
Miss Amazing Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising self confidence in girls and young women with disabilities. The first Miss Amazing Pageant was held by Jordan Somer in 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska. Like the first event, the Miss Amazing Pageants are still dedicated to teaching life skills through the interview, introduction, evening wear, and talent competitions.
Conscious Community Yoga was organized as an Arizona non-profit corporation on April 12, 2011. It expanded and provided a vehicle for the individual volunteer efforts that Christy Burnette and Stephanie Marriott-Abbott included in their yoga instructor courses. Both now serve as Conscious Community Yoga directors.
We are raising monies to help convert all school buses in the Verde Valley to Biodiesel. One community at a time.
Singing and music are such fundamental human activities, and stimulate our brains and emotions in ways that are very deep. With music (and arts in general) being defunded in public school education, having a children’s choir with professional music education and performance opportunities makes it possible for these children to follow this bliss, and get a strong foundation to build on. Watching them come dancing and singing out of their rehearsals is a strong demonstration of how much this brings to them. More and more of them need scholarships to participate, and the organization (now more than 20 years old) is scrambling to keep afloat.
SWB empowers speakers who are of service to globally address such causes as homeless, women’s issues, youth, and life challenges.
|Yoga For People will go to locations where people may not have regular access to a yoga practice, such as homeless shelters, mental institutions, hospitals, schools, prisons, and more. We will also offer free classes in local studios so that everyone may experience the healing power of yoga, no matter what their financial situation.
Visit – www.YogaForPeople.org
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona, formerly Habitat for Humanity of Flagstaff, is a faith-based housing ministry bringing all faiths together to work in partnership with those in need, building decent homes in decent neighborhoods.
The Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park is in a race to raise funds to secure the land on which it is built. Many ways of fundraising are in the works to save this Sedona icon. http://www.tara.org/visit-us/amitabha-stupa/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amitabha-Stupa/209910429037474
Yoga for the Cure for AIBH. For all individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, for second opinions. This is a small institute not corporate, for the diverse healing options for wo/men.
With FALA’s vision of becoming Flagstaff’s premiere college preparation and arts school, plans of establishing a capital campaign to support much needed improvements in physical space which will include the replacement of existing modular classrooms designed to specific disciplines as well as building a community performance space are currently in the works.
|A&N Foundation–This foundation was established for Amanda & Natalie, twin girls who suffer from epilepsy and developmental delays.
This site features the amazing and touching story about the Leszczynski twins, who greatly need your help.
Join us on their journey, read about their various therapies, their daily challenges and our joyful moments.
what better way to observe the New Year than by chanting the Gayatri Mantra?
The Gayatri Mantra is a powerful and universal mantra, that can be chanted by anybody from any religious or spiritual background.
here’s a video of one of my favorite versions of the mantra for you:
have an amazing, healthy, prosperous and awe inspiring 2012!
FYF director and host
….want an idea of what Flagstaff is like, as a town? check out Garrison Keillor’s recent episode of Prairie Home Canyon, recorded from Flagstaff! Definitely check out his “Flagstaff Song”, at about 5 min. to 7 min. in…. here’s the episode for you!!