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☼ Happy ♥ Day! ☼

Here’s an easy, significant Valentine you can give!Sunrise Yoga Studio partners with Clemmons Food Pantry in February's Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign

During the month of February, Sunrise Yoga Studio is participating in the Clemmons Food Pantry’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign.

A donation to the Clemmons Food Pantry through Sunrise Yoga Studio of $25 or more automatically enters the donor in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card! Additionally, for every guest/new student at Sunrise Yoga during the month of February, Sunrise Yoga will donate $10.

Plus, Sunrise Yoga will match all donations made by Sunrise Yoga students!

Clemmons Food Pantry is a local non-profit organization providing supplemental groceries to residents of Forsyth County who are in need. The Pantry was established in 2004 and since that time has extended its services to more than 175,000 people, serving more than 700 households a month. Each year over 320,000 pounds of food are distributed to needy individuals and families by the Pantry.

As the CFP notes, “Don’t fool yourself into thinking only the destitute, homeless or “other people” need food assistance. Hunger does not discriminate by age, gender or ethnicity – and you would be surprised how many people in our community are food insecure.”

According to CFP statistics, among households seeking food assistance from Second Harvest Food Bank’s regional network of partners:
69% have had to choose between buying food & paying utilities
68% have had to choose between food & medicine/medical care
66% have had to choose between food & paying for housing
65% have had to choose between food & paying for transportation
24% have had to choose between food & paying for education

In 2015, CFP began the “Client Choice” program, which allows clients to select their own groceries. CFP’s client facility resembles a small grocery store, and clients use shopping carts to choose for themselves what products they receive. Giving clients the opportunity to choose their own food lets them have a sense of dignity and control, limits waste (since they tend not to take food they won’t use) and allows them to tailor the help they receive to be the best possible fit for their own unique situation.

And with no paid employees, the CFP is able to use the majority of monetary donations to purchase food from Second Harvest as well as meat and produce from retailers and distributors.

A family of four can be fed for one month for $144. How many months can we help a family?

Be a good yogi. Give a great Valentine!

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, supports the Clemmons Food Pantry's February Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign

Email (Info@SunriseYoga.net) or call (336-778-1233) the studio of you would like to join Sunrise Yoga Studio in the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign for Clemmons Food Pantry.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

February is the month of . . .

Ground Hog’s Day
Valentines Day
The anniversary of the launch of Facebook
The beginning of the Chinese New Year (It’s the year of the boar.)
Mardi Gras
Presidents Day
Black History Month
American Heart Month

. . . it’s also the month of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a month long time to show love for our community by supporting the Clemmons Food Pantry.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, supports the Clemmons Food Pantry's February Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign

In addition to Chick-Fil-A, the Rotary Club of Clemmons, and Clemmons United Methodist Church, Sunrise Yoga Studio is supporting this Clemmons Food Pantry campaign.

We live the values of yoga. Yoga teaches us the importance of helping others and Sunrise Yoga Studio has supported the Clemmons Food Pantry throughout our business history.

During the month of February, a donation to the Clemmons Food Pantry through Sunrise Yoga Studio of $25 or more automatically enters the donor in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card! Additionally, for every guest/new student at Sunrise Yoga during the month of February, Sunrise Yoga will donate $10. Plus, Sunrise Yoga will match all donations made by Sunrise Yoga students!

According to the Clemmons Food Pantry, in Forsyth County, 17% of residents are food insecure and almost 26% of children regularly face hunger and don’t know where they will get their next meal. A family of four can be fed for one month for $144. How many months can we help a family? Every donation will be a blessing to someone in our community.

Learn more about the Clemmons Food Pantry. And be a good yogi always, but especially in the month of February.

We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Are you a yoga statistic?

☼ Are you a statistic? ☼

Yoga Classes at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Saturday, January 5, 2019Statistics seem cold and harsh. No one wants to be “just a number.”

But, we are all statistics . . . just by existing, each of us is a statistic. As statistics, we are measured in good ways as well as some not so good ways. From the time we are infants, we are measured in percentiles for height and weight, for instance. As we age, we might show more concern for the percentiles in which we fall for these two measurements.

Statistics help identify trends. “In 2016, an estimated 62.9 percent of the population worldwide already owned a mobile phone. The mobile phone penetration is forecasted to continue to grow, rounding up to 67 percent by 2019,” according to Wikipedia. Regardless of how you feel about cell phones, if you own one, you are part of that statistic and helped grow that trend!

As yogis, you are part of another trend . . . and this is a really good one! And, this trend is thousands of years in the making, not a fad that will disappear in a year or two!

Channel Signal, a consumer analytics firm, notes, “When compared to other similar forms of indoor recreation, yoga not only dwarfs the competition, it’s the only activity experiencing steady growth.”

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The Good Body, an organization that reviews and provides case studies, insights, and analysis for health products, equipment and gadgets, provided the following data on yoga:

☼ 36 million Americans practice yoga.
☼ There are thought to be 300 million yoga practitioners worldwide.
☼ Between 2012 and 2016 the number of Americans doing yoga grew by 50%.
☼ Approximately one in three Americans have tried yoga at least once.
☼ The number of over 50s practicing yoga has tripled over the last four years.
☼ Flexibility and stress relief are the most popular reasons for starting yoga.
☼ The number of American men practicing yoga has more than doubled since 2012.
☼ 1 in 10 US adults use yoga as a complementary health approach (a number that has doubled since 2002).

☼ Top 5 reasons for starting yoga:
61% to improve flexibility
56% for stress relief
49% for general fitness
49% to improve overall health
44% for physical fitness

☼ Noted benefits of yoga:
Relief from back pain
Promotes healthy eating
Improves sleep

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCWhere in these lists do you land? You’re a GOOD statistic after all. Where else within yoga would you be a good statistic?

If you aren’t yet a yoga statistic, let us help you get started! We have many yoga classes available to get you started. Find available classes through our Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.