yoga studio to host hospice fundraiser feb 1-3

blue lotus yoga & movement arts offers weekend of by-donation classes to benefit Hospice of Wake County

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 17, 2013) – blue lotus yoga & movement arts in downtown Raleigh celebrates its sixth anniversary February 1-3 with a weekend of classes by-donation to benefit Hospice of Wake County. Hospice provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care to those living with an advanced illness, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one.

“We celebrate the studio’s anniversary each year with a weekend of classes to support a non-profit organization – in gratitude for the community that supports us,” said Jill Sockman, blue lotus founder and director. “Hospice’s mission to provide compassionate end-of-life care really spoke to us, and we saw firsthand how critical its services are, as one of our own community members found support through Hospice during 2012.”

Hospice of Wake County helps patients and families deal with a life-limiting diagnosis, counsels families throughout their grief journey, and provides community education programs. Its professional staff and trained volunteers offer expert medical care and supportive services to more than 1,500 families each year. Services include counseling for families, short-term respite care, spiritual care and counseling, volunteer support, bereavement care, transitional home health care, palliative care, and end-of-life education.

“Our goal is to raise $5,000,” Sockman added, “which would fund 33 days of Hospice care.”

The weekend of classes by-donation is open to the public and accessible to yoga students of all levels. Register online to attend any of the classes, or drop in (space permitting). Every class donation enters participants’ names into drawings for gifts from local businesses.

blue lotus is located at 401 N. West Street, #105, in the Glenwood South area of downtown Raleigh.  (919) 831-2583; info@bluelotusnc.com

About blue lotus
Established in 2007, blue lotus is downtown Raleigh’s yoga studio, offering a range of classes for all levels of students. The studio, founded on the principles of community, innovation, and inspiration, also offers workshops and yoga instructor training, as well as a full line of unique yoga clothing and props for men and women from innovative, socially conscious businesses. A member of the Green Yoga Association, blue lotus works to minimize its environmental impact and educate its students and community about ecological consciousness, reverence, and action. Visit us on Facebook!  www.bluelotusnc.com

About Hospice of Wake County
Hospice of Wake County is the oldest, largest and most experienced hospice organization serving Wake, Durham, Johnston, Franklin, and Harnett counties. Since 1979, it has provided compassionate end-of-life care and has earned a reputation for outstanding professional expertise in helping families experience quality of life throughout life. http://www.hospiceofwake.org/

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