Lineage Project Kicks Off Its Fundraising Season With 18 Grand Prizes And Events Benefiting NYC’s Disenfranchised Youth
NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Lineage Project, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga and meditation techniques to at-risk, court-involved and incarcerated youth in detention centers, alternative-to-incarceration centers and suspension schools, kicks off their fundraising season on May 27, 2014 with an online raffle and several other events. Highlights will include a June 13(th) Intention setting ceremony at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and culminates the weekend of June 19(th) at the Wanderlust Stratton Yoga festival in Vermont.
All fundraising efforts are spearheaded by author and ultimate yogi Emily Stone, who notes, “Our students range in age from 10 to 24 and come from 15 of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Lineage Project had a great 2013, mentoring over 1,750 at-risk youths once per week. Our fundraising goal this year is to raise that number of classes to twice a week for each student.”
The money raised by Lineage Project directly impacts their students’ lives, 75% of who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder or have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused. Major successes include students from suspension high schools, who have gone on to college and count Lineage’s classes as a critical stepping-stone in their journey.
May 27(th) to June 27(th
18 yoga-inspired and wellness-centric prizes go up for raffle; $10 per raffle ticket or $100 for 12 tickets. Prizes include an unlimited year of yoga at Laughing Lotus; massage gift certificates, a Marc Jacobs handbag, classes at Barry’s Bootcamp and more.
Sonic Yoga Studio Benefit
A yoga class where downward dogs are done to upward beats by DJ SheRock.
Intention Setting Ceremony
June 13(th )-15(th
)Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio
A three-day yoga summit, kicked off with a Lineage Project student leading a meditation class, concluding with a yoga class taught by Lotus co-founders.
June 19(th) – 22(nd
Lineage Project is a featured charity during this yoga and wellness festival. Raffles and merchandise will be sold in their freestanding tent; Emily Stone is teaching a 90-minute creative vinyasa yoga class on Saturday, June 21 at 6 PM.
-- YogaTees NYC will donate 10% of all sales to the Lineage Project: YogaTees-NYC.com -- Anne Kothari will donate 10% of all sales to the Lineage Project. Use code LINEAGE to receive 20% off site wide: Annekothari.bigcartel.com
CONTACT: Nancy Schuster
SOURCE Lineage Project