Headstand Challenge 2015
One in five children in the Bay Area is affected by poverty. Headstand, established in 2008, has served some 5,000 children through classes taught as a mandatory part of the curriculum at public schools in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and San Lorenzo. Headstand provides yoga and mindfulness classes as part of K-12 curriculum in low-income Bay Area schools. The yoga and mindfulness classes that Headstand provides have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety while improving self-esteem, readiness to learn, self-control, and focus. By participating in the Headstand Challenge, you’ll turn your personal yoga practice into service. Together we can reverse the toxic effects that stress has on young children.
To participate in the challenge, we ask that you raise a minimum of $500. We will be practicing together, as a community for 108 minutes at the following YogaWorks studios:
YogaWorks Walnut Creek, March 14, 12:30-2pm
YogaWorks Larkspur, March 14, 12:30-2pm
To inspire your donors, you can ask them to sponsor you for $1/minute, which means you’d only need five donors to participate! (You could also ask 10 donors to sponsor you for $.50/minute.)
For more info, contact Katherine@headstand.org or Emily@headstand.org
- Grand Prize: 1 year Yoga Works membership for the highest fundraiser
- First 100 sign ups on CrowdRise receive 1 free class card
- First 10 participants to raise $500 receive 1 month free at YogaWorks
- For every $100 fundraised, receive a raffle ticket for amazing prizes from local businesses
$500 sends two students to Headstand class for an entire academic year.
$1,000 provides ongoing professional development for academic teachers to incorporate mindfulness techniques in the classroom
$2,500 provides a Headstand teacher with professional development and leadership training
$5,000 provides 10 students with Headstand class for the yea
$10,000+ brings Headstand to an entire grade at one of our partner schools
$25,000+ sponsors the launch of a new school with Headstand programming
This event is sponsored by Yoga Works.