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From the beginning of Yogachelan it has been important to be involved, support, and give back to the community.

Giving Back 

Wellness Place Yoga of Chelan is an outreach program from the Wellness Place of Wenatchee. Each Monday at 3:15pm at the Yogachelan Studio we offer a free restorative yoga class designed for cancer survivors, people living with illnesses, and caregivers. Yogachelan donates the studio space and instruction. Wellness Place for more information or to donate.

The Soroptimists International of Chelan awarded Yogachelan the 2011-2012 Business of the Year.

Team Yogachelan was awarded the Chelan Chase Largest Team Donation 2011. The Chelan Chase is a run/walk raising monies to fight breast cancer. Team Yogachelan raised $2000.

Yogachelan shares the health benefits of Yoga in their community. First Friday brings visitors and locals downtown to experience what's happening in Chelan.
       

Pateros School Health class students reached out to Yogachelan for information on dealing with stress and how yoga can help. Yogachelan donated two hours of teaching time giving information, discussing, and sharing movement and practice of yoga techniques for reducing stress in our everyday lives.

Worked with in-mates at the Wenatchee Jail in a Yoga and Fathers program through  Washington State University. Each week teaching yoga to young fathers incarcerated for low level crimes.
https://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/families/Pages/Fit_Fathers.aspx

World Yoga Day, January 31, Yogachelan donated two hours of yoga at two locations
for this fund raiser to bring awareness to Human Rights throughout the world. This years recipeint was Doctors without Borders, Yogachelan collected $800.
www.world-yoga-day.com

For the Humane Society of Wenatchee, which serves Chelan we collect rugs, blankets, towels, etc. for bedding for the animals in the shelter. These bedding items are changed constantly, so the volume is needed. The items can be used, torn, or new, just as long as they are clean. If you have items for the Humane Society please let us know, we make regular trips to deliver the items. For more information or to donate www.wenatcheehumane.org.  

Winterfest, January 2010, Lisa and Lynda
volunteering at the Ice Bar for the Chamber of Commerce. Great event!
www.lakechelan.com

In September, 2009 we volunteered at Rhythms on the Lake hosted by the Chelan Chamber of Commerce.www.lakechelan.com

National Yoga Awareness Month September 2009 encourages Mind Body Fitness movement. Yogachelan, as a participant in National Yoga Month, honored the Yoga Month Card for One Week Free Yoga, donated September 12th Yoga in the Park class with proceeds to benefit the National Yoga Month Awareness Campaign and yoga health education programs in schools, and offered a 25% discount on their fourteen class punch cards through the month of September to encourage yoga participation. www.yogamonth.com

In July, Yogachelan shared a two hour yoga experience
with 20
Breaking Boundaries campers
. These at risk
youth attended a camp supported by the Central Washington University Bridges Project (grant funded). The class gave the campers the opportunity to do something that would enrich their lives and give them tools to cope with their individual life situations.
www.cwu.edu/bridges


June 2009 Yogachelan worked on the Habitat for Humanity House in Chelan Falls. This was their 13thCancer meets house in the Valley. To help drop off items to Habitat for Humanity, shop the store, donate materials for the construction of a house, or volunteer.
www.lakechelanvalleyhabitatforhumanity.com

June and July we opened our studio to one of our
students who was working on her
YogaFit Training

Certification for Level 1. As part of the training, the new
yoga instructor gives back to their community 8 hours of
free introductory yoga. Lisa and Lynda have received their
trainings through this internationally known yoga teaching
system out of California.
www.yogafit.com

Each month Women Surviving/Thriving Cancermeets for
lunch or dinner. In May Yogachelan provided the location for the lunch and a 30 minute seated yoga class. This effort is sponsored through the Wellness Place of Wenatchee. For meeting dates and location contact
www.ncwruralhealth.org

March 2009 was Yogachelan's one year anniversary. As part of our promise to give back, we collected food for the Chelan Food Bank. During the entire month we
encouraged our students and business associates to
donate food. To help
www.northwestharvest.org.
We also offered a
FREE 4 class series to
encourage those
new to yoga to come try with no obligation. In March we also hosted the
Chelan Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.
www.lakechelan.com

The first part of 2009, Yogachelan sold beads for the
women of Uganda through
Grassroots Uganda
.
Grassroots Uganda believes in empowering women with
all necessary skills so each woman can survive and be
independent, and provide for her family's necessities and
education for her children. All of the money goes directly
to the women.
www.
fairtradeworld.org/grassrootsuganda

December 2008, as volunteers for the Historic Downtown
Chelan Association
, we set up the Holiday Decorations in
the Ruby Theatre for the arrival of Santa. For information
about hdca visit
www.historicchelan.org

Being Involved and Supporting

Board Member of Historic Downtown Chelan. Secretary 2012

Chelan Chamber of Commerce Members.
Attend Chamber lunches
Attend Business After Hours
Hosted Business After Hours
Chamber volunteers

Attend monthly Chelan Tourism meetings.

Booth at Earth Day
Booth at Chelan Chase Booth at Shore to Shore Marathon
Booth at Women's Health Fair

Chelan Chase Sponsor 2011
 

Sponsor for Historic Downtown Chelan Association's Girls Night Out.
Hole sponsor for Women's Golf Invitational at Chelan
Municipal Course.
Hole sponsor for Lions Club Golf Tournament.

Donated to CVIS auction
Donated to Chelan High Seniors Night.
Donated to Habitat for Humanity auction.
Donated to Echo Valley auction. 

Hosted 2 day YogaFit training seminar

Work with local business to provide yoga for their customers and cross promote our businesses.

Provide a variety of classes to enable individuals of all levels of health and experience to be able to practice yoga.

If you would like to be involved, support,
and give back to your community and don't know where to start, please give us a call and we will help.

Thank you to the students, individuals, and businesses who have been so helpful and supportive of us and our causes.

Gratitude,
Lynda