Welcome! BAE YOGA unites yoga and activism for a happy planet.
We are living in unprecedented times, often called the "anthropocene" because it is a time in which humans are impacting and un-balancing Earth's natural systems more than ever before. We are seeing the consequences of unsustainable human behavior in the outbreaks of disease and pandemics across the planet, rapid species extinction, mega-storms and natural disasters, the loss of polar ice, rising carbon dioxide, billions of tons of plastic coating the land, water, and internal organs, topsoil depletion, unknown chemical pollution, and more. Our future depends on our ability to care not only about reducing emissions of natural gases to combat Climate Change, but also, to care about our everyday relationships with the animals and environment in our local and global communities. We need to re-balance our day-to-day priorities to include animals and the environment in our dreams and long-term goals! We want to re-wild and re-relate!
Our activities aim to donate portions of yoga class profits to animal and environmental organizations as well as to promote community events that engage our collective energy and personal knowledge of animal-friendly and eco-friendly lifestyles. In this way, the BAE YOGA group offers a very practical connection between yoga and activism, between self-care and care for others. We aim to put our time and our money where our mouth is and dedicate the merit of our practice to the benefit of all beings.
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
lokāh samastāh sukhino bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May our practice contribute to the happiness and freedom for all.