Raising Awareness and Support for Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Martin Luther King.

Yoga teaches us to serve on and off the mat. When we show up for class, we’re serving ourselves by giving our mind and body time to come together as one. Yoga is a beautiful way of life centered around mindfulness, appreciation, love and servitude, and we should all aim to reflect those values in our daily lives.

We invite you to open your heart and show servitude off the mat by supporting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders, our Charity of the Month, in December. AYC will be raising awareness and funds for Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders as they continue to be a shining light in the community by empowering those struggling with eating disorders. They are committed to promoting healthy relationships with food, movement and body image; eliminating stigma; and fostering acceptance and healing. The organization has served WNC for 15 years and remains the only nonprofit in NC supporting individuals, families and professionals concerned with disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders.

The effects of eating disorders can be crippling from both the mental and physical struggles they have on individuals. If you know someone with an eating disorder, the best thing you can do is support, encourage and help them through her battles. Show them love and appreciation. Hold their hand and be their cheerleader.

The latest statistics on eating disorders indicate that 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. But, up to 80 percent of patients who receive and complete treatment will recover or improve significantly. We can work harder to make sure those struggling with eating disorders have access to resources they need to get better. Here’s what you can do to help.

On Thursday, December 26, please join us for our Day of Giving where 10% of drop-in and community class proceeds will be donated to Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders. Choose from a variety of beginner-friendly classes, flow-style classes, hot classes, and more. If you’d like to give a monetary donation, boxes will be available in the Studio and Boutique for the entirety of the month.

Put your practice into action to serve members of our community who need it most! This holiday season, you can be the shining light in someone else’s life.

Learn more about Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders here.