Downtown Raleigh’s Blue Lotus Yoga has been supporting CASA’s housing mission for five years and counting. Jill Sockman, staff, and students of “the Blue” first connected with CASA in 2015 as part of their anniversary weekend. To celebrate another year of their work, Blue Lotus hosts pay-what-you-can classes for a weekend and donates those proceeds to a nonprofit partner. As part of the weekend, a CASA staff person attended every class, to participate and to share our mission with the students. For some staff, it was our very first yoga experience! More than one of us were moved to tears by the genuine compassion shared among the practioners in those classes. We made new friends and bonds that are ongoing today.
Since that first endeavor five years ago, Blue Lotus has remained ever supportive – turning out to CASA properties to landscape, paint, and even stuff envelopes – with energy and intention. One of their amazing teachers, Glenda Mackie, has hosted a Christmas Eve morning class for the past couple of years and gifted the proceeds to CASA.
Blue Lotus Yoga is a 2019 sponsor of our signature fundraiser, The Cabin for CASA. They also donate a class pass to the Cabin raffle! We couldn’t ask more of these great friends. Thank you, Blue Lotus Yoga!