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Thanks for supporting Yoga + the Animals

On Saturday we gathered at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary for our second annual Yoga + the Animals event. Thanks to you, we raised $1500 for the work of Burleigh Manor and $500 for Tranquil Space Foundation’s new Pigs & Pugs Project.

The day began with iced mint tea and vegan treats followed by a private tour of the sanctuary. We met goats, sheep, a cow, horses, mules, pigs (my favorite!), turkeys, chickens, geese, and donkeys.

Next we rolled out our mats on the green grass under a huge oak and I led an all-level practice. Fellow teacher Courtney Hattan gave hands-on assists. We were enveloped with a gentle breeze and the sounds of the sanctuary (especially Greta the chatty goose).

To complete the experience, we dined on a tasty vegan cous cous salad and melon balls created by Tim Mooney and topped off with cupcakes from Sticky Fingers Bakery.

According to Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary Co-Founder and President Lisa Davis, $1500 is enough to take care of two goats for an entire year (includes their feed, bedding, and veterinary expenses).

Tranquil Space Foundation used the $500 to support Woodstock Animal Sanctuary’s recent rescue of four sick piglets and their emaciated mother. $500 will cover their medical care for over two weeks.

Here’s how you can help: adopt a farm animal, support pug rescues (here’s our local one), support farm sanctuaries, try veg (pick up a starter kit at one of our front desks).

I believe all beings should be happy and free. Thank you again for helping support this event and this work!

Namaste, Kimberly Wilson

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