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Near Northeast Yoga Studio to Offer Charity Class for Nepal Earthquake Victims

by Andrew Ramonas — April 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm 0

East Side Yoga (Photo via East Side Yoga)Capitol Hill yogis can help victims of the Nepal earthquake at East Side Yoga in Near Northeast this weekend.

The yoga studio at 518 10th St. NE is scheduled to have a charity class Sunday to raise money for the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief fund. East Side Yoga is accepting donations of $5 to $50 for the session, which runs from 1 to 2 p.m.

Interested yogis can sign up online. The studio holds 27 students.

Yoga is more than the “funny shapes we make on the mat with our bodies,” East Side Yoga owner Alia Khan said.

“Compassion and service to those in need are two fundamental concepts in the yogic tradition — the word ‘yoga’ itself means ‘union,’ and refers to the notion that all humans are connected as one large, global community,” she said. “So when a tragedy of this magnitude occurs, there is no question that we will want to do our part to try and help.”

The Nepal fundraiser will be the second charity class East Side Yoga has held since it opened in February. The studio last week held a charity class in support of Calvary Women’s Services, a local housing and support service organization that helps homeless women.

Photo via East Side Yoga

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