"Seva" means "selfless service to others" in Sanscrit and is an important part of a full and meaningful yoga practice. In reality, Seva can be viewed as selfish because any act of selflessness, large or small, has been scientifically proven to improve your well-being! Read below about how your studio and the teachers at Yoga Bliss take their practice off the mat and into the world with their Seva projects.
2013 Seva Challenge: Seva Smile!
I am so excited to announce that Yoga Bliss' 2013 Seva Challenge will not be designated for a faraway land, but will benefit ACCESS Women and Children's Homeless Shelter, in downtown Akron. Yay!!!!! In case you are unaware of ACCESS, they provide an amazing opportunity for mothers trying to get back on their feet. They don't "warehouse" the families; rather, the ladies must stick to a rigorous program that will enable them to successfully find employment, live independently, and take care of their children. I am so excited about our specific project: Seva Smile (a play on Save a). The $20,000 that Yoga Bliss has pledged to ACCESS will pay for dentistry for ladies who have lost or damaged their teeth as a result of neglect and drug abuse. Missing or damaged teeth can have a huge negative impact upon a person, from self-esteem issues to difficulty getting a job in the service industry. Imagine covering your mouth every time you smiled...eventually you might stop.