There are a variety of events and offerings here at Rushing Water Yoga. Including monthly women’s clothing swaps, monthly Satsangs, a book club, special benefit classes, food drives and more.
You are welcome here. Please join our community!
Workshops, Special Classes and Other Events
The studio hosts monthly vegetarian potlucks with either a featured yoga movie or a yoga topic for discussion. From June through September we will host FREE Yoga in Crown park with a potluck afterwards.
Please come meet your fellow yogis and yoginis, share good food, plan to be inspired or to inspire and share the journey of practicing yoga. Everyone is welcome.
|Discussion: "Childhood" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga) Awareness Profile: Homelessness in Clark County, Share Vancouver||Jan 19th, 2018|
|Discussion: "Love and Marriage" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga) Awareness Profile: Food Justice in Clark County, Inter-Faith Treasure House||Feb 16th, 2018|
|Discussion: "Family Life" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga) Awareness Profile: MSF, Doctors Without Borders||Mar 16th, 2018|
|Discussion: "Old Age" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga) Awareness Profile: Living Yoga||Apr 20th, 2018|
|Discussion: "Death" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga) Awareness Profile: Climate Change||May 18th, 2018|
|Free Yoga 4-5:30, Satsang 6-8 in Crown Park.||Jun 15th, 2018|
|Free Yoga 4-5:30, Satsang 6-8 in Crown Park.||Jul 20th, 2018|
|Free Yoga 4-5:30, Satsang 6-8 in Crown Park.||Aug 17th, 2018|
|Free Yoga 4-5:30, Satsang 6-8 in Crown Park.||Sep 21st, 2018|
|Discussion: "Faith" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga)||Oct 19th, 2018|
|Discussion: "Effort, Awareness and Joy" by BKS Iyengar (from the Tree of Yoga)|
Awareness Profile: The Work of the YWCA
|Nov 16th, 2018|
|Holiday Open House - Cider and Desserts Awareness Profile: Fundraiser for IRC.||Dec 21st, 2018|
Please let us know if there are topics you would like us to consider.
We are asking the participants to bring something vegetarian for the table, your own set of service (cloth napkin, fork, spoon, cup, etc.) and a donation for the studio.
The gatherings at the studio will always be on Saturday’s from 6 -8 pm (except as noted above).
Share: Helping House the Homeless and Feed the Hungry
Share’s mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.
Share provides services to individuals and families and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, economic status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status.
To learn more about Share go here: http://sharevancouver.org/
To donate please go here: http://sharevancouver.org/product/one-time-donation/
We will be raising money for share at one or more of our Satsangs in 2017
Also check out the Winter Hospitality Overflow for volunteer opportunities. It is a Vancouver, WA-based organization devoted to helping those in need during winter’s coldest months. In 2003, Council for the Homeless and Share partnered with the Greater Vancouver Interfaith Association to create the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), a program committed to providing safe shelter during the winter months to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
To donte or volunteer go here: http://whoprogram.org/
The first Saturday of most months we host a Free Women’s Clothing Exchange (OCTOBER through May)
Swap all your old clothes, shoes and accessories! Bring what you can, take what you like!
5:45 PM here at the studio.
For more information send an email to the coordinator here.
The Rushing Water Yoga Book Club (October through May)
The book for all of 2018 is “The Tree of Yoga” by BKS Iyengar:
We will be reading the essays in the chapter “The Tree and its Parts” starting with “Effort, Awareness and Joy”. We will discuss this essay at the January Satsang.
This book includes many essays written by Mr. Iyengar where he offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical topics, ranging from the place of Yoga in daily life to insights from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Copies for purchase will be available at the studio. Copies of the essay will provided for those who cannot afford the book.
What Can We Do About Climate Change?
The practices of Yoga teaches us through our own experiences that we are all interconnected, to each other and to our environment. It would follow that we are responsible to do whatever we can to help support a healthy environment for us and for those that come after us. It is hard to know what to do about climate change. One thing we can do is empower ourselves to learn about the problems and solutions and any possible action we can take ourselves. There are many sources for information. Here is one: http://www.commondreams.org/more/4
We would like to hear from you about any action we can take to help prevent the destruction of our physical environment. At our monthly Satsangs we hope to take this topic up.
Every year we participate in Living Yoga’s Yogathon.
It is usually in the spring or early summer.
Living Yoga is:
A non-profit outreach program teaching yoga as a tool for personal change to disadvantaged individuals in prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and transitional facilities.
The populations we serve have something in common: they are all imprisoned in some way. Some live behind walls and barbed wire, others in the personal prisons created by addiction and abuse. As they open to the grace of yoga, we see them stepping into new ways of being; developing balance, flexibility, strength and freedom in their lives.
paul donates his time teaching at the Columbia River Correctional Institution as part of this program.
Check out Living Yoga Click here
To donate to Living Yoga go here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/LivingYoga/Donations.html
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
With more than 2 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.
Learn more about the ACLU here: https://www.aclu.org/
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Today, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Learn more about Planned Parenthood here: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Free! Yoga in Crown Park June through September
Come join us for Yoga in Crown Park and for our Satsang afterwards. See dates and times above.
Benefit Yoga Classes for the YWCA of Clark County
8 – 10 am
Holiday Restorative (No Experience Necessary!)
Wednesday December 20th
6 – 8 pm
New Years Day
Pre-registration is required and a minimum of 5 students need to be signed up.
$20.00 per class
All proceeds will go to the Clark County YWCA programs that provide the following:
-Advocacy for abused and neglected children involved in the court and foster care system
-Helping youth in foster care transition from state-supported care to independent living
-Supporting women, children, and families who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
-Providing a safe, nurturing environment where homeless children have opportunities to learn and grow while parents seek housing, employment and other assistance.
Visit the YWCA’s website Click here
To donate to the YWCA Click here
To try and help build and sustain community Rushing Water Yoga will be coordinating a series of food drives during the year. We are asking students to bring non-perishable food to class (see list below). The studio will coordinate bringing the items to the Inter-Faith Treasure House (IFTH). The IFTH has been serving the community since 1970. In 2005 they gave food to 8,500 families in Clark County and the number of needy families is growing. Their outreach programs include operating a food bank, helping women in crisis, emergency rent assistance, emergency utility assistance, emergency medical or dental, back to school clothing, and a Christmas gift program. They also operate a thrift store at 91 C St. in Washougal. There are also volunteer options that include working as a clerk, bread runs, food sorters, store managers, back room sorters, preparing food boxes, and baling un-usable clothing. Call 360.834.4181 for an application.
To visit the Inter-Faith Treasure House Click here
To donate to the Inter-Faith Treasure House Click here
The items most needed for food drives include:
nut butters — canned meats like tuna — canned chili and soups — canned fruit
Cash donations go even further than food.
Please bring your donations the months of
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Support
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
In the month of December 2017 Rushing Water Yoga is coordinating an effort to raise money for the IRC. Given the current worldwide refugee crisis this work is needed more now than ever. The refugee crisis will eventually impact every community in the world. Please consider donating.
Here is the link to our donaton page.
To learn more about the IRC please go here: http://rescue.org/
Doctors Without Borders
With all of the war, famine, natural disasters and other world problems we need an organization that will provide health care to people regardless of who they are. Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Their actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.
As Yoga practitioners we have a responsibility to make our world a more compassionate and loving place. When we see a need to try and do something about it. At our monthly Satsangs we hope to discuss how to support the work of MSF.
To learn more about MSF go here: http://www.msf.org/
To Donate via the Rushing Water Yoga donation page go here: http://events.doctorswithoutborders.org/campaign/rushingwateryoga