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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
A shift is here, it is clear the winds of change are present, and we can resits or we can move forward together.
Ekah, in Sanskrit means ONE. Ekah celebrates union, and has always stood for unity through diversity and thus strives to bolster authenticity. Racism has never been something we have talked about openly at Ekah. It is a word that we assumed was understood as unacceptable. But let’s be honest here, racism, is so deeply rooted in the fabrics of our culture, that a further awakening, and call to action present necessary today, and moving forward.
We have stepped back, we are here, we continue to breathe together. Now it is time for our small group of thoughtful people to stand in solidarity for change. We affirm Black Lives Matter, we affirm Color of Change.
To further propel change in our community and beyond, we are taking actions to bring visibility to our change, and are taking measures to provide room for donation classes that support social equality reform.
We also pay tribute to those lives lost in this ongoing war of racism, repression, and marginalization. We pay homage to George Floyd family. And it is our hope that his precious life will not be lost in vain. He and so many others before him have faced murder because of their color. We at Ekah Yoga affirm Black Lives Matter—and support change through actively rethinking race, opening up to possibility, saying yes to change, gaining truth through knowledge, being present in this moment, continuing to persist, and rejecting violence.
We will be working towards the inclusion of fundamental & foundational pillars into the framework of our existence.
If you are interested in helping us actively support change you can do the following:
1. Stop by our rainbow colored front door, take your photo by it, and share your perspective on one or more of the colors of change on your social media platform, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Take a yoga class, any class, and practice peace. Today, you can spread the peace by inviting a friend to text (812)-320-4525 and get set up with a first free class.
3. Read, listen, educate, actively participate with organizations that align with your intentions.
Check out the library resources. Monroe County Library Resources
4. From the Unitarian Universalist Church: “ Support the work of Black-led community organizations in our local community or use this link to look at several groups Reclaim the Block, a black-led organization in Minneapolis, has invited us to support.” Also consider shopping at Black-owned businesses, especially local.
Be the change you wish to see in the world today,
Love your friends at Ekah!
Each color represents an idea or reflection:
1. Red: Rethinking Race
2. Orange: Open up to Possibility
3. Yellow: Yes to change
4. Green: Gaining Truth
5. Blue: Be Present
6. Purple: Persist
7. Violet: Violence is unacceptable
This campaign was inspired by Color Of Change (COC), the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They work to "build real power for Black communities."
In efforts to help you develop a Zen Den in your home, Crystal is trying to build an on-line store.
Is there anything you are interested in purchasing, bolsters, blocks, yoga mat.
Please e-mail or text if you are interested in purchasing some base equipment for your home space.
Make a peaceful space at home
Give a gift that will make an impact!
If you would like to purchase a gift card to go to someone who is financially strained due to Covid-19 please email email@example.com. If you are in need please email firstname.lastname@example.org and write a brief description of your situation. We would love to help you out!
Maybe you have a relative or friend that needs a helping hand in getting started with a practice. Have you ever considered purchasing a private session for them with your favorite teacher. We offer private sessions for $60 and three thirty minutes sessions for $99.
Design your own gift card on-line by clicking the links below, or come into the studio to purchase your gift card.
Looking to gift a loved one a cost effective gift that will make an impact!? Just follow the link below.
This Mindful Meditation comes from MB-Eat program. It is intended to help bring peace to you during times of stress and as a way to aid in development of a meditation practices. We encourage you to take just 10 minutes for this Mindful Meditation to help decrease your anxiety and boost your immune system.
We know that coronavirus is hitting everyone hard! In efforts to keep our doors open and spirit alive, we encourage you to help in anyway you can.
If your life has been positively impacted by Ekah Yoga, then please help us keep the heartbeat of Ekah going strong so that as we weather this storm, so we can return to the studio. Your financial support will help us cover our baseline costs to keep the studio space and to support our teachers and staff.
If you are at a place where you are not financially stable, we are looking at ways to offer you some free resources and keep you connected! We are here to support you as much as we can. Be on the lookout for free classes via FaceBook in addition to the ones we have already and more donation based offerings.
"We are strongly recommending for communities where social distancing has become required, recommended, or the community norm, that all in-person yoga instruction be canceled until the need for social distancing has passed, at which time we can evaluate our recommendation, including the safety of resuming regular or modified practice schedules."
Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life.
The Ekah Yoga community space is built on foundations of clean, green, efficient and conscious design to create a calm and healthy environment for your practice. Our clients have told us that our space has a feeling of intimacy, comfort, and cleanliness. We strive to provide a space that is simple and inviting, in a non-intimidation kind of way.
Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, inquiries, or to learn more about our class schedules.
615 N Fairview St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404, United States
Schedule may vary slightly from week to week. Please see live calendar for most up to date hours.
Tuesday: 6a - 8:15p
Wednesday: 12p - 8:30p