We've all been to *those* fundraisers--the overpriced country club dinners, the overcrowded cocktail parties, and the over-the-top corporate galas. And frankly, we're kind of over them. What we do at Bundles of Joy is all about bringing women together to lift each other up, and we want that to be at the heart of everything we do. And that's how we found The Good Karma Project.
The founder of Studio Anya, Courtney Bauer, created the Good Karma Project as the charitable dimension of her incredible multifaceted fitness studio and spiritual center in the heart of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood. They offer yoga, Pilates, aerial yoga, and meditation, but most of all, they offer community to hundreds of people each week. We were honored to be selected as the recipient of this month's Good Karma Project donation-based class, and of course, we had to come show our support in person!
There's a lot about fundraising that requires you to get out of your comfort zone. It can be challenging to ask for money and goods from strangers; to stand up and talk about yourself and what you're doing and assert that it deserves the time and attention of other people. Luckily, it turns out an aerial yoga class is the perfect place to do this, because everyone's out of their comfort zone! It's hard not to giggle and feel joy when you're hanging from the ceiling by only a piece of silk wrapped around your hips, or to feel warmth and connection when you accidentally high-five the girl in the hammock next to you. From the moment we walked into the studio on a rainy Superbowl Sunday, you could feel the warmth and joy that fills the space, and we so appreciated the opportunity to connect directly with our incredible teacher, Jana Hicks, and her students both old and new who came out to support Bundles of Joy.
That's what we love, and that's how we'll continue to get the word out about BoJ, so if you're part of a community that you think would love a reason to get together and improve your karma, contact us and let us know! And if you're ready for a different kind of hanging out, try a class at Studio Anya!