From the E-Update Stream:
"Hey, 52001/2/3/4 & Others Bearing Witness,
Tell all your lady friends to come out & see me putting my sparkly boots aside for a minute to return to a Yoga floor & lead some Ashtanga-based (See below & attached), after I was approached about supporting a service trip to Kenya by some local academics.
Dr. Mary Gatua, my contact for this and potentially a May event open to the public, is one of my classmates in this year's City of Dubuque's Citizen's (Police) Academy. I'm told that next event is at Body & Soul Wellness Center and Spa, & I said that there's some history there, but that I'd likely be open to that, as well, especially since this is a females-only practice, due to the presence of women of all faiths and tenets around the presence of men. I only consented to doing this event with men excluded for that reason.
As you know, my classes are usually abnormally diverse and balanced, gender-wise. Proudly. We can't have a universal conversation without the guys there.
This is donation-, & not even Suggested Donation-, based, so if you've missed my asana classes, this is a great opp. to come out and help a number of community members at once. I'm doing it for *FREE!* & would be excited to see some of my loyalists who've been hanging out in the area, waiting for the Phoenix to rise, as well as some of you I've met in the meantime who are like, "If you start teaching again, I'm in!"
Depending on the layout of the class, I'll likely be laying down foundations, as some of you saw me do at local venues in the past, then leading you through some classic Santa Monica-style Power Yoga, so bring your work pants, & I don't mean the kind you iron, y'all.
Consider this a multi-vitamin to your already-existing spiritual life & a positive influx to your internal systems, mental capacity, unhealed wounds, back, neck, spine, and muscle tone.
Fundraising Yoga: Come & Impact the World
Sat. April 29, 2017, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Hosted by Meryem Ouahbi
Instructors: Pam Connolly & Amy Jin Schmelzer
Mary Gatua & Carolyn Wiezorek, professors at Clarke University are taking a group of Clarke University students to Kenya this June to work with local community members and implement a service project: establishment of a community library in a rural Kenyan village. We invite you for a yoga session to support this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Kenyan children, most of whom live in poverty and lack the educational experiences many Americans take for granted. Donation of any amount is welcomed . There will be a donation bucket (close to the door) All Proceeds go directly to the service project
Venue: 4967 Red Violet Dr., Dubuque, IA
'You may make a gift online (secure online link) at www.clarke.edu/kenya or by mailing your contribution check to the Clarke University Institutional Advancement Office 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001. Make check payable to Clarke University, Attn. Kenya Trip
Thank you so much and I will see in class tonight.
Mary W. Gatua, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor in Social Work
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001'"
--& P.S. I got that the Phoenix officially rose from class at the DLEC on Thursday night--however that works.
P.P.S. This trip has already received one chunk of change from this Movement from a high flyer within its wings! See the Love Offerers List below!