Thank YOU for an amazing 2017 at EmbodyGR! With your on-going support we were able to make a powerful impact this year.
EmbodyGR held free weekly classes & monthly events open to all which served well over 2,500 people in Grand Rapids with our 'feel better do good' mission in 2017.
EmbodyGR brought the healing tools of yoga & meditation directly to our homeless & housing unstable youth & adults at Heartside Ministry as well as HQ Homeless & Runaway Youth Drop-In Center.
EmbodyGR partnered with many local, national & global organizations to offer our service to others in need. Locally, we held events in partnership with iUnderstand & Schurm Daddy Rec Ride, both nonprofits which support those who have been impacted by suicide and mental health issues. Also, we partnered with Kent County Water Conservation to work on water issues in our Great Lakes State.
Nationally, EmbodyGR partnered with Love Your Brain. Love Your Brain is a nonprofit organization that brings free yoga & mindfulness to people who suffer traumatic brain injury. We held a yoga event that gathered 100 people & raised over $2,000 to help support their work with survivors & caregivers of TBI.
Globally, EmbodyGR hosted Africa Yoga Project here in Grand Rapids for a week this fall. We supported Margaret Njeri & Victora Carrey of Nairobi, Kenya, to spread their mission of AYP. Margaret & Victoria bring the practice of yoga to those who live in the slums of Nairobi to offer a message of hope and peace. Check out EmbodyGR's impact on Africa Yoga Project below:
You can also learn more about how EmbodyGR positively impacts the life of EmbodyGR participant Dan in the video below.
Dan's Story from EmbodyGR on Vimeo.
Finally, our founder & Executive Director, Dana Christian Lee, received the Butterfly Award from iUnderstand, a local nonprofit organization in Grand Rapids. In the words of iUnderstand's founder Vonnie Woodrick, "Dana is transforming others- giving them hope, confidence & love in a supportive and beneficial way through EmbodyGR."
Thanks for making the work of EmbodyGR possible. Please consider giving a year end contribution to continue bringing the 'feel better do good' mission to our brothers & sisters who struggle. Simply click the link below & make a difference.
Here's to a bright 2018 for ALL!
Dana Christian Lee
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“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member