Guys, I have a really exciting announcement!
As we’ve been working on planning the thru-hike, we’ve been trying to think of ways to give back to the trail community. We are getting most of our hike sponsored, so we want to pay it forward. We also want to raise awareness about the trail and get people outside.
We LOVE yoga. We strongly believe in the healing powers of yoga. We also use yoga to train for other sports that we enjoy. We practice together almost every night.
So what better way for us to give a unique gift to the trail community than to use yoga to raise money?!
We’re are very excited to announce that we will be partnering with Sage Rountree to raise money for Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (FMST) as Carrboro Yoga Company‘s fall Karma Connection. The proceeds from the three donation-based classes in September, October, and November will be donated to FMST. We will be attending the October 19 class and will speak about the trail and our hike. Townsend Bertram has donated an awesome prize package from their rental program – gear for a weekend away for 2 people (a tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping pads, and 2 packs), a $150 value – that we’ll be giving away at the October 19 class.
We are also excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with Anna Levesque of Girls At Play to hold a donation-based restorative yoga practice at a Blue Ridge Parkway scenic overlook in Asheville. We’re still hashing out the details of this event, we’ll post them as soon as we figure them out.
We hope we’ll see you at one of these events!