Giving Back

The Good in Volunteering

  We’ve all been told from a young age that sharing is a good thing so it should come as no surprise that sharing our time by volunteering can benefit us in many ways. Time is a product that many of us have a limited supply of, so sharing it gives a sense of fulfillment while offering something that all organizations are begging for. While volunteering is great for our resumes, it also does a ton for our community and our psyche. Because of this, volunteer programs are on the rise and our young people are taking part in this trend to help their community as well.

For the Community

The obvious winner for those who volunteer is the community that they are volunteering for. Volunteering your time offers resources for the community free of charge, works to help the business you are volunteering for, and sets an example in your community. For many programs that have volunteer opportunities, they are providing a service that isn’t for profit. Many of these institutions help animals, children, or those in need. They keep cities clean, help to rebuild, and raise awareness. Because these organizations aren’t creating a product for profit, volunteers are the legs keeping them standing. When you volunteer for organizations like this, you are really making a difference in the community that the organization is a part of.

The latest estimated value of volunteer time is $23.07 per hour. According to the Corporation for National Service, about 62.6 million Americans gave 7.7 billion hours of volunteer service worth $173 billion in 2013. These numbers show just how much time costs to the organizations receiving volunteers and how much the price of volunteering has become more profitable for organizations since 2001 when the value of volunteering was around $16 per hour. These numbers literally mean life or death for many organizations helping people across the world.

For the Soul

Many people have issues with the idea of volunteering for any reason that may benefit them. Since volunteering is essentially very selfless and altruistic in itself, it’s difficult to look at volunteering as a way to gain anything tangible for risk of sounding selfish. Realistically, volunteering is good for the soul. It allows you the chance to make a difference even if it feels small. It increases self-confidence, provides a sense of purpose, and combats depression. According to a study done by the London School of Economics called Simple Changes, Big Rewards: A practical, easy guide for healthy, happy living, the more people volunteered, the happier they were and the higher their average income compared with those that don’t.

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Ultimately the message is that giving to others does positive things for your psyche and it is okay to seek out opportunities to help others in order to gain happiness within yourself. Volunteering time to your community is a circular thing. You volunteer time to help others and then you are profiting from others that are volunteering. Each person is giving, gaining, and living a happier life.

For the Youth

There are many popular volunteer organizations for small children all the way up to young adults. Young people are more likely than any other age group to have volunteered informally in the past years. Youth volunteer participation is higher now than it’s ever been. This is due to more programs being offered every year, many schools and jobs that offering preference to those that have volunteered, and many schools offering volunteer programs through their institutions. Because so many communities are offering perks for volunteering, young people are willing to take these volunteer opportunities to gain experience, more chances for scholarships, and the prospect of adding to their resumes.

For college students as well as recent graduates, volunteer programs with abroad options are becoming a popular way to gain experience, enhance their resumes, and change the world in some small way. Travel has always been a popular wish for the youthful and now there are more options than ever for those who wish to help out other communities and travel while doing it. For those that want to experience different cultures, the options for volunteering abroad have become a popular choice over the traditional ways of travel. This trend for our young people shows the example the generation previous had for us and the example we will leave for our children.

 

With so many perks associated with the act of volunteering it’s no wonder that the trend has been on the rise. Many people are sacrificing their time to organizations that make a difference in their communities. Without these volunteers, most of these non-profit organizations wouldn’t be able to exist, so for those that see the good in volunteering they are changing the lives for so many people around them including enhancing their own happiness.


 

Author bio: Chelsy is a writer from Montana who is now living in Boise, Idaho. She graduated with her journalism degree in 2012 from the University of Montana. She spends her time with her animals, exploring Idaho with her fiancé, and volunteering at Simply Cats.

 

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Namastadium 2015

  What happens when you have hundreds of eager yogis, yearning for the opportunity to practice together in one ginormous sweaty array?  You put them in a stadium.  On Saturday, June 6th, yogis and yoginis from all over Western New York filled Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, and flowed in support of raising money for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  Six teachers and 24 assistants led the class, all hailing from in or around Buffalo.  Last week I had the opportunity to speak with one of the brains behind the operation, Steven Procknal.  Based in Buffalo, Steve is a Baptiste-certified instructor who teaches everything from free outdoor classes in the heart of Buffalo’s Elmwood village, as well as Vinyasa Flow at Power Yoga Buffalo.

Yoga Travel Tree:  Congrats on Namastadium!  It sounded like an absolutely epic event with a huge turnout!  What was the timeline like for putting something like this together?

Steven Procknal:  The local Lululemon handled a lot of the events planning.  We paired up with Children’s Hospital, which is highly connected to the Bills.  This gave the event some pull, allowing the stadium fee of $25,000 to be waved.  It took about seven months to put together.

YTT:  How did you promote the event?

SP:  Promoting worked by the store [Lululemon], Facebook, and having 24 assistants and 6 teachers for the class.  That’s a lot of people you can reach.

YTT:  Would you ever do it again?

SP:  I would definitely do it again.  You need a team, dedication, and hard work as well as a little luck!  It went really well.

Registration for the event was $30, which included a goody bag and snack.  The teachers included Marina Mukandala, Catherine Cook-Cottone, Steve Procknal, Kathleen Engelhardt, Patrick Moltane, and Joann Wu. Buffalo isn’t the only city embracing the power of Yoga.  On May 17th, Dodger Stadium hosted a group class that included a ticket to a game and voucher for a free Dodger Yoga mat.  Not a bad deal!  Stay up to date on Yoga News with a new article each month featuring all that’s going on around the Yoga world!

 

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Nepal Earthquake Relief: How to Help and What You Need to Know

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Last weekend, Nepal faced one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent years: a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the center of the country near the capital of Kathmandu. At the time of this writing over 5000 people have lost their lives, more than 11,000 people have been injured and 8 million people have been affected, over a quarter of the population. Aftershocks are still causing new damage four days after the massive earthquake. 

Earlier this week the Better Business Bureau released a list of charities and relief organizations that meet all 20 BBB Charity Standards and indicate that they are collecting contributions to assist Nepal relief efforts. We want to help share this list with the world so that help and disaster relief successfully reaches those in need in Nepal and the surrounding region affected by this tragedy.

If you've been considering a donation, now's the time. Aid received within the first few weeks can save the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands of people, but only if it gets there. By giving to one or more of the charities below you can be assured your donation is going where it's needed and where it will do the most good. 

The following list and tips for giving are directly from the Better Business Bureau's website.  


 

Across the world, relief and development organizations and governments have begun responding to the earthquake in Nepal.  American charities have also begun accepting donations to assist in the region.  Before you choose a charity to give to, take a look at our tips for giving to this type of cause (below) and remember to check out the charity on Give.org.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers donors these tips for disaster relief giving:

Be cautious when giving online.

Be cautious about spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you want to give to a charity involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s website.  In response to Katrina and Haiti earthquake , the FBI and others raised concerns about websites and new organizations that were created overnight, allegedly to help victims.

Rely on expert opinion when it comes to evaluating a charity.

Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or other websites, as they may not have fully researched the relief organizations they list. The public can go to www.give.org to research relief organizations and other charities to verify that they are accredited by the BBB which means they meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims. 

Despite what an organization might claim, charities have fund raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a minimum, a processing fee. If a charity claims 100 percent of collected funds will be assisting earthquake victims, the truth is that the organization is still probably incurring fund raising and administrative expenses.  It may use some of its other funds to pay these costs, but the expenses will still be incurred.

Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas.

Unless the charity already has staff in the affected areas, it may be difficult to bring in new aid workers to provide assistance quickly.  See if the charity’s website clearly describes what the charity can do to address immediate needs.

Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. 

Some charities may be raising money to pass along to relief organizations.  If so, you may want to consider “avoiding the middleman” and giving directly to those that have a presence in the region. Or, at a minimum, check out the ultimate recipients of these donations to see whether they are equipped to provide aid effectively.

Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations. 

In-kind drives for food and clothing, while well intentioned, may not necessarily be the quickest way to help those in need – unless the organization has the staff and infrastructure to distribute such aid properly. Ask the charity about its transportation and distribution plans. Be wary of those who are not experienced in disaster relief assistance.

 

ABOUT BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE: BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. Learn more about the 20 BBB Charity Standards and about local charity review at local Better Business Bureaus at Give.org

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EPIC Yoga Gift Guide - 2014 Edition!

Happy Holidays from Yoga Travel Tree!

Hey yogis, friends of yogis or yogi family members! It's that time of year again, when you begin the frantic search for gifts, stocking stuffers and holiday cheer. To help keep you a little more cheerful, we've put together our EPIC Holiday Gift Guide for Yoga Lovers, 2014 edition!

We're adding to the gift giving sprit of the holidays by getting you some SCREAMIN' DEALS on the sweetest of gifts! Look for the green star, and know that we have exclusive deals on those items!

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The Epic Yoga Lovers Holiday Gift Guide  is organized by the personality of your most-loved yogi, and we've got everyone from those who love the spiritual aspects of practice, to those wanderlusting yogis who can't stay put. We've also got a few gift ideas for men who love yoga (brogis, if you will) because guys are just SO hard to buy for sometimes!

Ahimsa (nonviolence) is huge here at YogaTravelTree, so each of the featured products are cruelty-free, sustainable, and many work hard to give back to the community. As always, we love small businesses and tried our best to go small this year!

We hope you find this guide a helpful, stress-reducing resource for your holiday season! Namaste

-Team YTT

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The Spiritual Yogi

1. Tea Tray Meditation Altar - Create your own meditation station with this collapsible altar. Perfect for small homes or apartments!

2. Crystal Earings from Compassionate Paws Jewelry - Crystals are huge in healing and meditation practices. Coordinate the color of the stone with the chakra you want to focus on and take your OM to the next level. Hand made in St. Louis, MO.

3. Mantra Spots from My Mat Mantra - These sticky dots help keep your yoga practice in focus. Choose a favorite phrase, or write your own, stick it on your mat, and downward dog away!

4. Meditation Music by Avahara- Based out of Santa Barbara, CA, Avahara masterfully creates ambient abstract melodies  specifically designed to deepen your yoga and meditation practices.

5. Hugger Mugger Bolster - Who want's to sit on a hard floor and meditate? Um, no one! It's kind of hard to concentrate on finding your zen with your but bones digging into the ground. Ease that mind, and your tush with a bolster by the ever reliable Hugger Mugger.

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The Newbie Yogi

1. Altar Ego Yoga Leggings - Every yogi, new and experienced, should have a pair of awesome yoga pants. We love Altar Ego for their stunning patterns and flattering fit.

2. TOGI Towel - Start your yoga practice on the right foot. Literally. This yoga towel has all the markings needed to make sure your alignment is perfect from pose to pose, so you learn the right way to move your body and avoid injury.

3. Cotton Yoga Strap by Gaiam -  Straps are great for new yogis who may not be so flexible. Ensure your alignment is correct, and make quicker progress in tough poses by using this cotton strap from Gaiam.

4. Bracelet from Ravishing Jewelry - Show the new yogi in your life that you support their new healthy habit with a bit of bling! Stones and crystals can also help open blocked chakras and put some focus into a new meditation practitioner. Handmade in Hoboken, NJ.

5. Manduka Yoga Block - Keep the spine happy with a block! Pretty much every yogi should have one (or two) of these suckers. If the yogi in your is missing one, fill the void with this sustainable cork version from Manduka.

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Adventure Yogi

1. Maya Yoga Online Membership - Online memberships are fantastic for keeping your yoga practice strong on the move! If you or someone you know travels a lot, a year membership to Maya Yoga's database of online yoga classes is the perfect gift!

2. Wanderlust Bracelet from Blooming Lotus Jewelry - Low-profile and understated jewelry is an amazing way to remind someone you're thinking of them, even when their galavanting around the world! We love the wanderlust bracelet from Blooming Lotus. It'll stay out of the way during down dog, and wont set off metal detectors.

3. Fractal9 Yoga Leggings - Crazy yoga pants make for the best yoga selfies, especially in front of easily recognizable landmarks! Hand crafted in Colorado, Fractal9 features TONS of awesome pattens (so you can make one pair of pants into several outfits while traveling) and they're quick dry, and make your butt look goooood.

4. Yoga Travel Tree Yoga Adventure Retreat - There's no better gift to give than an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. With yoga retreats in Costa Rica, Bali, Thailand and more to come, you can send someone (or both of you for a shared vacation!) on the adventure of a yogic lifetime!  

5. Yogasana Yoga Mat - The best mat for getting out of the studio and on an adventure, the Yogasana yoga mat is great for practicing on grass, sand, rocks, dirt and any other terrain you can think of. It's crazy durable, lifetime guaranteed, and sustainably made in India for a cause.

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1. Yoga Sutra Cards - Printed from the whimsical paintings of Theresa Hutch, these cards are great for the yogi who has it all. Frame and hang them, or send them to loved ones, they're sure to make an impact.

2. 1 Year Membership to Grokker - Yoga fanatics can choose from hundreds of high quality yoga classes from Grokker! Supplement the studio practice with a home-based class, keep up with your practice while on the go, or eliminate the need for a pricy studio membership all together with this gift.

3. Yoga Travel Tree Teacher Training - Know someone who always talks about becoming a yoga teacher? The time is now! Give the gift of a fabulous career and send the yogi you love on an immersive yoga teacher training experience in Mexico.

4. Clothing from Vegan Yogi Unicorn - Shop for a cause, and have a laugh while you're at it!Supporting the fight against factory farming and often featuring hilarious quips about kale and hippies, Vegan Yogi Unicorn apparel is perfect for the yogi with a sense of humor and heart of gold.

5. BuddhiBox Gift Membership - Give the gift that keeps on giving! Purchase a membership to BuddhiBox, and for a specific number of months have a box of yoga goodness delivered straight to the yogi of your choice.

6. Mandala Yoga Mat - Ok, so by this point in their yoga life they may already have a few spare yoga mats, but this one is the KING of mats, and needs to be owned. The Mandala Yoga Mat is circular in shape, which means that no matter what pose you're in, you'll stay on your mat! No more foot slippage in wild thing, you're supported and safe throughout your entire practice. They also prevent the "butt in the face" effect in wide leg forward bend.

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theBrogi

1. Vuori Clothing (Coming soon!!) - We're waiting with baited breath for this mens yoga clothing company to launch med-December, so keep your eyes peeled!

2. Skidless Yoga Towel From Yogitoes - It's commonly believed that people sweat. Keep dry with the Skidless Yoga Towel from Yogitoes, and say goodbye to slippage! They come in all kinds of manly colors too, so you can stop using that old beach towel now.

3. Parallette Bars - Help the yoga dude in your life get a little stronger, and feel a little more badass with a set of Paralette Bars. They'll suspend you several inches off the ground, perfect for practicing arm balances, and serve as a base for tricep dips, l-sits, deficit pushups and more.

4. Brogamats Manly Mat Bag -  These mat bags are awesome. There's one that looks like a burrito, a ninja sword, the lumberjack bag pictured above and tons more. Choose the style thats right for the brogi in your life and he's sure to love it.

5. Yoga Joes Action Figures - Funded by Kickstarter, Yoga Joes aren't your typical plastic toy soldiers. They're posed in your favorite asanas, and they're promoting a nonviolent outlook on life for children young and old. These guys would make AMAZING stocking stuffers. Just sayin'.

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We hope our yoga gift guide helps you find the perfect gift for the yogi in your life! Happy Holiday shopping!!

P.S. Need more ideas? Check out the 2013 Yoga Gift Guide here!

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What is a Karma Yoga class?

What is a Karma Yoga Class?

Most yoga studios offer Karma yoga classes at a discount price or by donation that supports a local charity or cause seeking funding. The styles of yoga taught may vary depending on the teacher and students who attend the class. The class has no typical style of yoga so you never know what you're going to get.

It is a great class for a beginner to try out, and a nice roll of the dice for all yogis seeking something new in their practice. The karma classes are a great way to practice yoga on a budget while supporting a good cause and connecting with others on a deeper level of awareness.

Being of Service

When I began teaching yoga I decided to teach for free. I felt as I was an inexperienced teacher I did not want to charge too much money, but also, I felt that yoga in its original form was to be shared for free to whomever who sought the practice from a teacher. It was for good karma.

After a few months of offering yoga for free, my students started paying me anyways and so I sent the money to a local fundraising initiative through my yoga community.  Not only do Karma yoga classes give you a boost in confidence as a yogi and a teacher, they also connect and create a community. My students got together in communication to offer payment, and then I made the decision to donate the money.

This is where "being of service" became apparent to me. To be in service of others does not mean you have to give up your entire life. In fact, every moment of your life is inter-connected with others, and it is in how you treat these moments that can help the greater good. Embodying change within yourself takes time, and helps you to learn to be a better person, you can then reach out and touch others to inspire the goodness within them too. Being of service is like the butterfly effect, where just a small intention of compassion for others can make great waves throughout the whole of humanity.

Giving back can give more focus on a positive world, and an understanding of your “Life Purpose" (Read 7 Benefits to Giving Back). Of course I eventually learned that I deserved to be paid for my services as energy exchange requires a price. However, I have understood that my career in giving back will never be over and that most of my life is about giving to others in whatever form of service that I can. A good way of giving back full time is through a soul-based business, but also from being a good person and promoting good in others, lending a hand, opening a door, or paying for a meal.

Community Classes for Growth and Development

Most of the underserved populations of the world would benefit from yoga, while the higher socio-economic classes are those who are currently benefitting the yoga industry. Those who do not have health care, who have stress, mental illness, endure great loss or abuse and those who simply cannot afford yoga are probably in need of it the most.

Karma yoga classes are a great way of giving back and supporting the global community. It’s a great way to get others inspired and motivated to clean up our world from the inside out, and connect on our similarities and not our differences.

Taking your yoga into your life

Yogis bring themselves to a better space within their lives physically, mentally and spiritually by combining meditation with their asana practice.

When yoga is taken as a form of meditation - as in being objective to how your mind relates to each pose - it can be used as a way to gain greater insight into your life on and off the mat. As you observe your thoughts, you can be brought closer to an understanding of your mental state and how to undo unwanted mental conditioning.

I discovered yoga hand in hand with studying texts on inner peace from guides such as the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra. This is how I eventually started making changes in my life whether it was in my work, relationships or dietary choices ( Read: Is it Un-Yoga to Eat Meat?).

As my awareness level grew, a greater understanding of my place in the world came into question. I found a need to help others and so I became a yoga teacher. I was determined to embody the term “be the change” within my day to day life. Giving back to others came naturally to me, but to learn how to hone my skills to actually make a difference was what I was truly looking for in my life.

In seeking out ways to embody change within myself, to help change the world, I found others within my community looking to do the same. If you’re one of those people who is overly generous and loves to give, or perhaps you’re looking to make an impact on the world and actually make a difference in other people’s lives, fundraising can be a way to connect to the greater meaning of life, and attending Karma Yoga classes supports the intention of the teacher and growth of community with a benefit for all.

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Giving Back: 7 Benefits of Serving the Community

  Those who are seeking personal growth in their lives to find greater meaning in them can find it "purposeful" to do charitable work.  This wonderful wheel of samsara is a great habit to adopt, as it strengthens the bonds of humanity. Here are the personal benefits of charitable work that I have found with my work for various initiatives.

 

1. Useful Form of Self Discovery

Charitable work has been revered by humankind in lifting individuals to greatness. It is a great way to develop your own personal opinions and preferences about stimulating issues that broaden your awareness. Bringing a passion to a charity or a cause that stirs your heart in compassion is where you can first jump in to the greatness within you. This type of soulful work is a great way to connect with others and enjoy your life fully with a feeling of purpose.

 

2. Develop and Nourish Community

Giving back in service helps to connect others to open their hearts and give back as well. When you get behind a cause you are inspiring other people to do the same. Knowledge is powerful and a great way to connect with others in love and compassion in expanding our sense of community. Your interest and your passion for a cause can bring new like-minded people and experiences into your life.

 

3. Empowering Experience

When I made a goal to raise $4000 within 6 months for the Africa Yoga Project, I had no idea how I was going to do it. As I got over my fears and put myself out there to connect with others, I noticed how many people reached out to lift me up as well. Nearing my goal, my eyes and my heart swelled in emotion at the successes and the failures I had encountered along my journey. On the very last donation day, I accomplished my goal which helped me embody the experience of “anything is possible” beyond the yoga mat. It was a very empowering experience.

 

4. Develop Self Knowledge and Communication

Adding to your already busy life and learning to give back to the community can give you a sense of greater meaning to your actions and your engagement with life. Giving back without receiving anything in return can presence you to your own personal strength. When you support something other than yourself, you gain more information and think much more clearly about what is actually important in giving back. You gain confidence in your own personal voice and your overall life priorities.

 

5. Discover Passion

When you discuss the cause that you are supporting, you must tap into your heart's desire to pursuade others to donate. Speaking out about something that you believe in, that you repeatedly discuss with others develops a fire from within, a drive which gives you a passion for something greater than yourself.

 

6. Develop Character

Fundraising gets you out of your comfort zone and into a greater understanding of how the world works. When doing charity work you will have to put yourself out there so you might feel stress in approaching others to support you. You can learn more about your determination while you gain success from the experience. Whether it be from providing a payment for a service you provide, requesting money out of others from the goodness of your heart, or for the gain of a tax return, the experience itself is great for your reputation and your resume. It could almost be considered selfish to raise funds or volunteer your time like this because it can make you feel like you’re a really good person as people perceive you in a much more positive light. Be advised that giving back isn’t always in other people’s nature though and it requires a bit more of a heart than you can realize to get others to support your cause.

 

7. Really Standing Up for What you Believe In

Being connected to a cause can bring only great things into your life. Standing up for something shows a curiosity and an interest beyond personal gain. It allows for more self-inquiry and puts you in charge of your life as you manage selfless work into your daily routine. Giving back in fundraising and helping others in charitable work can be accomplished at any point in your life when needed. It gives a purpose to something greater than yourself. Speaking up and opening to ideas that you believe in can empower you to try new things, take risks and make your life much more nourishing and interesting.

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Win a FREE Trip to Barbados with Atlantic Impact

Raise some money.

Change a life.

Go to Barbados.

We're very proud to be partnering with our friends over at Atlantic Impact to promotoe and sponsor their latest blogger challenge, Abroad For A Cause. As a young person, international travel played a very profound role in my academic and career paths and I wouldn't be where I am today without that opportunity. I'm excited to see an organization like Atlantic Impact doing just important work in our communities.

A little bit about Atlantic Impact: AI is a non-profit oranization that helps provide local and international learning opportunities for low-incoming and disadvantaged youth. This blogger challenge will help raise funding and awareness of Atlantic Impact's mission - hopefully some traveling yogis and others will be able to contribute to the amazing missi

The grand prize for this blogger challenge is a free trip to Barbados with the Atlantic Impact youth! A free trip to the Caribbean? Sign me up! The blogger who raises the most funds for Atlantic Impact guarantees him/herself a spot on the trip. Additionally, bloggers who raise at least $250 for the cause will be entered for a chance to be selected for the second spot. The primary expectation is that you write about and share your experience in Barbados on your blog.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 8th through May 13th.

To learn more about Atlantic Impact and the work they do, watch this and donate here

This Waitress/Yoga Teacher Gets the Best Prank Ever

Sadly, we didn't play any practical jokes on each other in honor of April Fool's Day. I don't know about you, but the first quarter of 2014 went by in a big blur. It's hard to believe spring is here and we're staring down summer like a couple of cowboys in a gun duel. (Okay, that last reference might be my Kansas roots coming out.) I digress...  

So we were really pumped to see this "prank it foward" video of a waitress/yoga teacher/generally awesome human have the best shift of her life at her waitressing job. This type of feel good, giving back, pay it foward is central to the mission and values of Yoga Travel Tree. (We donate 10% of our annual profits to an organization and charity working hard to improve the world.)

 

Check out Chelsea Roff's story - and how by just being a good person and putting out great karma in the world, eventually it will come back to you in abundance. Congrats Chelsea - best prank ever!

 

What's the best prank you've ever done on someone? Share in the comments below!