Serendipity Yoga and Wellness is collaborating with local anti-domestic violence organization Anew for the first annual Yoga for a Cause event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Yogi enthusiasts can engage in gentle movements and breathing practices for a good cause during the fundraiser at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Preserve.
Serendipity Yoga & Wellness’s owner and founder Elizabeth Smith will lead participants near the west pavilion between the two main buildings at the preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood.
General admission tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://anewdv.rallyup.com/yoga. All proceeds will support Anew.
The benefits of attending go beyond the yoga benefit to supporting Anew’s mission to “raise awareness, resources, and services for families experiencing domestic violence,” Smith said. “Partnering with Anew was a no-brainer. They are amazing, and it is my personal mission to build community and collaborate with as many small and large businesses as possible.”
Smith said she had teamed with the organization before owning her yoga studio.
“I have such an affinity for the work Anew does. As a former school teacher/and mandated reporter (of abuse), it is a top priority to keep kids and families safe and give them resources to escape dangerous situations that don’t help serve the nervous system and your day-to-day safety,” Smith added. “I’m fully on board in making this an annual event.”
All yoga skill levels, experienced to non-experienced, are welcomed; modifications and props will be available, and yoga mats will be provided.
“This is going to be a yoga practice accessible for everyone; we’ll have chairs if needed, gentle movements, breathing practices, and a bit of relaxation,” Smith explained.