“Everybody can be great, because everybody 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 only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Seva, as we have come to know it, is work or service performed without any thought of reward or personal benefit. It allows us to live our yoga. Seva starts at home and our home is Crawfordsville. We have several ways in which Quest For Balance would like to offer Seva for our community.
Community Class – A community class is offered on a weekly basis for $5. Currently, the community class is scheduled for Fridays at 5:00 p.m. Our intention is to make the class accessible to anyone who wants to practice yoga.
Donation Class – Donation classes are held periodically. All donations will go directly to a selected not-for-profit organizations. No minimum donation required.
♥ An October donation class raised $200 for the Red Cross to help with disaster relief from recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
♥ A donation of $100 was made to Go Fund Me to support medical expenses for Karyn Moody’s breast cancer treatment. Karyn is a student at QFB.
♥ A donation of $100 was made to the Montgomery County Foundation in memory of Sheri Switzer. Sheri was a student at QFB. She particularly liked our Community Yoga.
♥ A donation of $700 was made to the Logan Deckard and Courtney Scott Baby Fund. This donation was made by our yoga community (students, instructors and others), collected during the month of February during Community Yoga classes. Logan passed away in December of 2016. His son was born in June 2017. Logan’s mother, Paige, is a dedicated yogini at QFB.
♥ $270 was raised for the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery Co. with guest instructor and Montgomery County native, Gretchen Graham Lightfoot’s class on Dec. 18, 2016.
♥ Over $350 was raised to help supply a yoga program for Half Way Home in Crawfordsville. This program will be integrated into the therapy offered to residents to increase self awareness and self esteem, self control and discipline, and better attention and focus. Yoga mats, blocks and straps were provided.
♥ A donation of $126 was made to Halfway Home in Crawfordsville. This new not-for-profit organization offers a 180-day residential program for women addressing substance abuse and other issues.
♥ Donations were used to purchase yoga mats for the Athenas, a program for at-risk teenage girls. The mats were presented to the girls on December 16th at the studio and they were treated to a restorative yoga class.
♥ $100 was donated to the FISH Food Pantry in Crawsfordsville.
♥ A yoga package valued at over $100 was donated to the silent auction at the Pink Tie Affair, a fundraiser for the Free Health Clinic in Crawfordsville.
♥ An Introduction to Yoga package was donated to silent auctions for the Athens of Indiana Art Studios & Gallery and for the Montgomery County Dancing with the Stars events benefiting the Youth Service Bureau.
♥ Contributions totaling $120 were made to the Animal Welfare League and the Sanghapāla Foundation in support of Ajahn Jotipalo’s meditation donation class held in March.
♥ A fatal fire on March 6th completely destroyed an apartment building in Crawfordsville, Indiana, displacing 16 people. Revenue from Saturday’s classes on March 7th, along with additional donations from our generous clients were compiled to donate $374 to the local chapter of the Red Cross to benefit the survivors.
♥ Our December food collection contributed a significant supply to the FISH food pantry in Crawfordsville.
♥ Donations totaling $300 were made to the Sanghapāla Foundation in support of Ajahn Jotipalo as a result of October’s Art As Life, Life As Meditation class.
♥ In July, we raised $120 for Vision For The Poor in support of our client, Amanda Sidman’s, fundraising efforts for this organization that provides funds for eye surgeries, clinics and glasses for children in under developed countries.
♥ A donation of $75 was made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County from our June meditation class.
♥ The Post-Mini Recovery class raised $100 for the Youth Service Bureau. Our dedicated Friday morning yoginis contributed to this and all our other donations!
♥ $50 was donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life during April.
♥ A donation of $125 was made to the Family Crisis Center in Crawfordsville from our March donation class.
♥ Our January 1st donation class raised $130 for the Athens of Indiana Art Studios & Gallery.
♥ Over $900 was raised and donated to local community organizations including the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, Habitat for Humanity, the Mary Ludwig Health Clinic and the Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival.
♥ A donation of $100 was made to the Sanghapāla Foundation in support of the Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for Jotipalo’s meditation class on June 2, 2013.
♥ Supplies were donated to Habitat for Humanity and food was collected and donated to the FISH Food Pantry.