Lift the Heart Yogathon and Music Social
live music, food, art, & yoga
Saturday * May 14, 2011 * 4 - 10 pm
(4 - 7 pm Yogathon, 7 - 10 pm Music & Dance)
at Niroga Institute
111 Fairmount Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
Admission: Sliding scale $5 - $10
LIFT THE HEART is a community event where people who care about transformation come together to RAISE funds for Niroga’s programs which directly uplift thousands of people every week in urban schools, juvenile halls, homeless shelters, cancer hospitals and rehab centers
LIFT THE HEART will feature activities for everyone to enjoy! The vibrant day includes: open space for yoga and meditation; live concert featuring local performers; live visual art; dj’s and dancing; marketplace of beautiful products and nurturing services; and delicious nutritious food.
For more information and answers to any questions, contact any of the following organizers:
Barbara e: firstname.lastname@example.org c:(510) 672-3460
Jonathan e: email@example.com c:(510) 507-3686
Michael e: firstname.lastname@example.org c:(510) 375-4384
About Niroga Institute
Niroga Institute strives to foster health and well being for individuals, families, and communities through the practice of Yoga. The Sanskrit word, Niroga, means 'freedom from disease' or integral health - health of body, mind, and spirit.
The healing benefits of Yoga have been shown to extend to our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being. The practice of Yoga induces positive transformation in a natural, holistic, organic, and integrated way. Its health and fitness benefits extend to all our major physical systems, and leads to increased flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength. Its psychological benefits include stress reduction, anger management, enhanced self-esteem and increased self-confidence. Its spiritual benefits include self-awareness, mindfulness, and introspection, with increased ability to act rather than to react, and that too from a principled conscience.
The purpose of Niroga Institute is three-fold:
● Community Outreach - through Yoga CorpsTM, bring the benefits of Yoga to underserved communities, including children with special needs, at-risk youth, and the elderly.
● Yoga Education - develop and disseminate Yoga Therapy protocols and educational materials for chronic medical conditions, including chronic back pain, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis, and repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
● Yoga Therapeutics Research - scientifically document the health benefits of Yoga for chronic medical conditions, and understand the underlying principles of Yoga Therapeutics based on science.
Niroga brings Transformative Life Skills to students, vulnerable youth, cancer survivors, seniors and people battling addiction. What are Transformative Life Skills (TLS)? Yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation are Transformative Life Skills. Practicing these skills helps individuals approach challenges with greater peace and confidence. Independent researchers from UC Berkeley and Kaiser Permanente have shown that TLS reduces stress and increases self-control and resilience. The work of Niroga directly uplifts thousands of people every week in schools, juvenile halls, homeless shelters, cancer hospitals and rehab centers.
Our programs are part of a cost-effective