We're so glad you're here. We are a loving, compassionate and caring community of people who practice yoga on and off the matt together. Don't know exactly what that means? That's okay, we'll teach you how you can be a yogi without ever stepping on a mat. OR you can be a yogi who on ly practices the postures. There's no one way to do it. We love and accept you no matter how you chose to practice. Sign-up for the newsletter to stay connected and informed. A Yogi Kitchen and Pantry's mission is to create a community that engages in yoga on and off the mat, offering love, support, guidance, connection, equity and change. Open yourself to the light of your own true nature,.
I believe that the future of our communities lie with social enterprises. Sometimes called social businesses they are for-profit organizations, like A Yogi Kitchen and Pantry, that raise money and use use a portion of their profits to serve their communities.
A Yogi Kitchen and Pantry provides meals and groceries, collects blankets and warm clothes to distribute either to local organizations that help people or most often, directly serve the unhoused or people struggling with basic life expenses, like rent and utilities.
Currently we have two families and four unhoused men for whom we gather groceries and clothing. Almost every week, we buy items that we can't collect for them..
The Pizza Party helps us buy more of those items as well buy a new printer to keep getting the word out, a new microphone to create the podcast and live videos that help us serve people from their homes.The Pizza Party helps us buy gas, so we can pick up and deliver items, buy laundry detergent to wash clothes and blankets that you donate and take care of our simple needs.
When we take care of each other, we grow kindness, love and respect in our world. We teach our children that we have responsibility to each other.
Our party runs from Feb 10-17. You can order today to secure your order. Go to the menu to order house made Chicago-style Stuffed Pizza. Order them frozen to save for a busy night or whenever you are having a craving or warm and ready to finish in your oven for the Super Bowl and Valentines Day or even for a easy and delicious family dinner.
Saturday January 28
Yoga for Lung Health aka Bed Yoga
Great for people with asthma, allergies or bigger lung issues. For most of this hour you'll be in poses that help open the chest while focusing on the breath. You'll learn Pranayama (breathwork) to help you strengthen the lungs, quiet the brain and be present in the moment.
Thursday February 2
Gentle Wake Up Yoga, 7-7:30a, Central US time
Start your day with right with extra oxygenation,. gentle movement to release the creaky-cranky places and feel centered and focused. Just 30 minutes to get your engine going so you can jump into the day!
At A Yogi Kitchen and Pantry we believe that yoga should be accessible to all. Whether you are struggling to feed yourself, are feeling comfortable or feeling blessed financially, we really want you to pay what feels comfortable to you.
Help us keep yoga for Every body with your donation. Part of every donation goes to help feed and clothe people.
A Yogi Kitchen and Pantry takes 100% of your generous non-class donation to collect food for several families and a few individuals, as well as wash and sort donated clothes to redistribute. This donation helps us put gas in the cars that pick-up and deliver, buy laundry detergent and occasionally buy sale groceries.
Sunrise Project is a bright light in our community. Our yogis consistently bake in our homes to share sweet treats for the Free Community Meal and the Free Pop-Up Sunrise Cafe. Sunrise provides youth programs to educate and create community. help us help them with your lovely donation!
Seva is a big part of our community life. In Sanskrit, Seva means care and compassion for others or serving from the heart. It's a core yoga practice and how we dedicate ourselves to yoga off the mat. We believe in community and connection. practicing dedication to others is an integral part of our spiritual and community growth.
Giving your time, energy and resources helps you open your heart and balance the energy of lovingkindness and compassion.
Every Wednesday we dedicate our practice to Seva. Join us for yoga off the mat as we cook four days a month for the Free Community Meal at Sunrise Project, the first and third Wednesday of every month. . We provide over 700 meals per month and place 100-200 meals in the fridge on the front porch pantry. Yogis who can't join us during the week often bake in their homes for Community Meal desserts.
In addition we collect and repurposes resources like cookware, dinnerware, blankets and clothing to for individuals and to support organizations that may run low. .We collect donated food and keep a pantry. A few times a month we go shopping in our panty to deliver food to our sponsored families. The pantry also provides baking supplies to people who want to bake for Sunrise Project.
Finally, we stay connected with several organizations and collect when they run low on like blankets in the winter and hand sanitizer during the pandemic.
Be a part of our family, serving our community, on and off the mat.
Join us this November