We are so grateful for community members Patricia Dinner and Valeri Velardi who hosted a very successful event on November 14th at Patricia Dinner’s home. Members of the Iyengar community, young and old, family and friends came together to hear more about the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco’s Capital Campaign to relocate the Institute. So far, the event has raised over $25,000!
Judith Lasater gave an inspiring talk based on a class she took with B.K.S Iyengar and recounted some of the early history of Iyengar yoga in the Bay area. She also talked about the exciting future of Iyengar yoga as it continues to build bridges between yoga and western medicine and the opportunity the new location provides being co-located next to three of the largest medical providers in the area (UCSF, CPMC and Kaiser). She ended her presentation by making her own gift to the Capital Campaign,
“Money is a representation of energy. Where do you want to put your energy? I want to put my energy into the growth of Iyengar yoga and as a result, the health of humanity. I urge you to do the same.”
The event was a wonderful way for those who share a love for Iyengar yoga to get together and those who have yet to experience Iyengar yoga to meet and learn from committed and excited practitioners. Patricia served a delicious selection of light appetizers and beverages and her home provided a warm and welcoming place for all.
Big thanks to all involved and to those who are generously supporting our upcoming move. Make your own YEAR END GIFT NOW!
Janet MacLeod was a part of the event and said, “Having had this experience makes me want to explore the possibility of setting up more social gatherings which will support the Capital Campaign at IYISF.”
HOST YOUR OWN EVENT
IN SUPPORT OF THE INSTITUTE’S
Contact Heather Haxo-Phillips: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Wealth that is not redistributed will stagnate and poison us. Wealth is energy, and energy is intended to circulate.“ – B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00-12:00pm Take a TOUR of the new Institute Location
3:00-5:00pm Make a birthday offering of 108 Sun Salutations with Ana-Mari (Community/Donation Event -Get in free to the party!)
5:00-7:00pm Join us for a Community Celebration (Community/Donation Event: $108 suggested)
- Take a virtual motorcycle journey to Mount Kailash in Tibet, home of Krishnamacharya’s guru with Wolfgang Taft.
- Meet old friends and new, teachers from the past, present and future
- Early Bird opportunity to bid on a selection of heritage props from the Taraval location
- A delicious selection of appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and a goody bag included with your donation!
- Door prize raffle!
7:00pm+ The party continues but doors will be open to the public