Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless action as a means to enlightenment. For this reason, many yogis make this part of their practice by being of service to others. Check out these yoga fundraisers and get your flow on for a cause.
408 North 4th Avenue
Yoga for Humanitarian Aid
Marta Schoenle leads this Hatha Yoga style class that is open to all levels. The charity changes each month and is centered around local organizations. Past yoga fundraisers include The Florence Project, Derechos Humanos, Kino Border Initiative and The Community Food Bank.
Every Sunday 10-11am. More info at floorpolishdance.com
4th Avenue Yoga
413 East Fifth Street
Activism via Yoga
The new look for Emma Bell’s Fourth Friday Fundraiser previously hosted by Grounded Wellness. She has partnered with 4th Avenue Yoga and moved the All Bodies Rise Yoga practice to select Saturdays. Each month the class will benefit an anti-oppression movement in Tucson.
Select Saturdays. More info at allbodiesriseyoga.com
3230 North Dodge Boulevard
First Saturday Donation Class
Amelia Rustaey leads a Vinyasa Flow class, open to all levels, once a month in support of various local charities. So far she has raised money for Casa Mariposa, The Samaritans, Cold Wet Noses, Owl and Panther, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Treasures 4 Teachers.
First Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. More info at groundedwellness.org
Session Yoga (Central)
123 South Eastbourne Avenue
Every Sunday for the past six years Session Yoga has been hosting yoga fundraisers for a variety of charities. This all-levels Power Yoga class is taught by Anna Alkozei. Over the years they have supported the Humane Society, Ben’s Bells, Tu Nidito, Hermitage Cat Shelter, System Coalition, Bicas and many, many more.
Every Sunday 12-1pm. More info at sessionyoga.com
150 South 4th Avenue
Yoga for a Cause
Tucson Yoga now offers a weekly hour-long practice in support of Farashe Yoga with Courtney Frogge. Farashe, which means “butterfly” in Arabic, is a nonprofit and volunteer-based community yoga movement in the heart of Ramallah and working throughout occupied Palestine.
Other upcoming yoga fundraisers include The Humane Society, Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund, Veteran’s Yoga Project and the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center.
Weekly class every Friday 10:45-11:45am. More info at tucsonyoga.com
The Yoga Connection
3929 East Pima Street
Yoga by Donation | Meditation by Donation
Two Hatha Yoga classes and one meditation class are offered weekly by donation with 40% of the proceeds going to the charity of the month. Some of the organizations include Cold Wet Noses, SAAF, Southern AZ Network for Down Syndrome, Habitat for Humanity, St. David Retreat Center and Monastery and many more.
Yoga every Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm & Thursday 2:30-3:30pm & meditation every Sunday 9-9:45am. More info at yogaconnection.org
Yoga Oasis (Central & Downtown)
2631 North Campbell Avenue (Central) | 245 East Congress Street, Suite 101 (Downtown)
The classic Yoga Oasis style flow class is offered twice a week by donation with 50% of the proceeds going to the International Refugee Committee. Studio Director Darren Rhodes leads the Tuesday practice and Grace Sultan leads the Friday practice.
9:15-10:15am every Tuesday at YO Central & every Friday at YO Downtown. More info at yogaoasis.com