Each of us lives in a larger context: family, work, friends.
Orchid Tree Yoga does as well. To that end it is requisite for each of us to bring greater awareness,
kindness, compassion and generosity to our larger world.
The impact of a single gesture
cannot be underestimated.
Orchid Tree Yoga has joined in partnership with two organizations that have deep, positive local and global impact.
The RED Bookshelftheredbookshelf.org
"At The RED Bookshelf, we accept donations of gently used children’s books. We clean and repair each book, in order to provide free books for families and children to choose and keep. We currently supply books on seven bright red bookshelves in the City of Albany. With your help in the coming years, we will give books to all 125,000 children in the Capital District of New York. We will accomplish this through the power of community and volunteer efforts to prepare and distribute books."
Come see our new space at 200 Green Street, in the Steamboat Square Homes, Albany, New York
In the future, we now have a calendar on our website where you can find dates with open book reconditioning times. As the weeks progress, more will be added!
Parking: There is on street parking available in front of the building, or park in the lot behind 200 Green Street, which is easily accessible via Bassett Street - right next to the brick building at 200 Green St. You'll see the RED Bookshelf entrance from the lot.
Support literacy in our community!
Orchid Tree Yoga serves as a permanent host t.o a Collection Crate as well as offering donation yoga classes and Karma yoga book preparation sessions. To date, Orchid Tree Yoga has donated:
2016: 100 books
2017: 1,489 !!
2019: Let's see how many books we can donate this year!!
Please bring in gently used children's books; everything from Board Books to Young Adult are all accepted. (Please do not include holiday books.)
Drop them off in the red crate just inside the studio anytime the studio is open.
Eyes Wide Openeyeswideopenneny.org
……Our Vision…is to raise awareness of human trafficking throughout the general public, and to establish safe havens of healing and hope for women who have been trafficked through partnership and collaboration with existing organizations.
Our eyes were opened
We want to open others’ eyes through awareness
We want to open the victims’ eyes about their own exploitation
We want to cultivate partnerships with businesses and other community organizations
We want traffickers to know that our eyes are wide open and we are taking action
Please explore, support and donate to these organizations. You can.....sign up for volunteer opportunities, attend donation classes at the studio.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson