AYC Raises Awareness and Support for RiverLink

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. Gratitude encompasses all of these definitions as a thankful appreciation for all that an individual receives in life. Practicing acts of gratitude in your life can lead to a whole host of benefits such as a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, higher levels of positive emotions and fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness.

As yogis, we strive to show gratitude for all beings and things, and what’s more appropriate than showing compassion and thankfulness for the world we live in and rely on?

This month, Asheville Yoga Center invites you show gratitude for our beautiful environment right here in Western North Carolina by supporting local nonprofit, RiverLink. This organization promotes the environmental and economic vitalty of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play. They provide permanent public access to the river through conservation and recreation easements, reclaiming contaminated lands for public use and enjoyment, greenway development, creating public overnight camping sites along the river, adaptive reuse of historic structures, and empowering over 1,000 volunteers annually.

AYC will also host a Donation Day, on July 25, where ten percent of drop-in and community class sales will be directly donated Donation boxes will be available in AYC’s Studio and Boutique for the entire month of July if you would like to show support with a monetary donation.

RiverLink hosts multiple volunteer events that are open to anyone who wishes to help. If you love the river and desire to make an impact, you can sign up for a volunteer event here.

Positively impact our local environment and your own mental and physical health by showing support for RiverLink. We hope to see you at the Studio for a yoga class!

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