March MATness 2023
to benefit Fluffy Butt Rescue via Fluffy Fifty
Choose your own adventure:
Sukha 16 - a yoga pose pool featuring 'sweet' 16 poses for you to bet on for fun and fundraising
50/50 Raffle for those who prefer a more classic game of chance and direct donation
Link to purchase limited edition Fluffy Fifty tee shirts
Link to donate directly to Fluffy Fifty
Brush up on your bracketology strategies and probability calculations for March MATness 2023!
Here is your chance to weigh in on how you feel about some of the most commonly utilized yoga postures. Throughout March 16 yoga poses will go head to head and there can only be ONE winning pose.
How does one pose “win” over another? You get to make up those rules! You could choose one over the other for myriad reasons such as you’re more familiar with it; it provides you more therapeutic benefit; you prefer the name; you just plain like it better. You can expect to experience the chosen postures during the course of the month, to assist your decision making.
Why would you want to pay to play? The proceeds generated from this super fun and interactive event will be going to Fluffy Butt Animal Rescue via the Fluffy Fifty. The Fluffy Fifty is one man’s attempt to “run for the rescue”. Jay Arch will endeavor to complete a 50 mile run on June 17, 2023 to raise awareness and funds for Fluffy Butt Rescue (FBR) in Milford, New Jersey, a non-profit, vegan, animal microsanctuary.
Jay’s ultra ambitions of raising $10,000 for FBR are supported by many including his partner Brad, who you may know better as DJ Brad Scott; Jon Capobianco of Test Your metal Fitness, Amy Wolff from Hearst Publishing, our SILK neighbor JT of J Taylor Design, and all of you here at The Valley Om if you choose to participate.
How it works:
Purchase a blank bracket for $10, or 3 for $25 (you may purchase as many as you like to vary your picks and chances to win terrific prizes!) These will be printed and provided by The Valley Om.
First: Night of Glamping at Fluffy Butt Rescue (value of $140)
Second: Fluffy Butt Rescue Dove Love hoodie (value of $42)
Third: Fluffy Butt Rescue embroidered beanie (value of $30)
***All participants will receive a Fluffy Butt Rescue sticker***
From the Sukha 16 poses selected to go head-to-head in week 1 (March 6 - 11), choose 1 pose to “win” each dual and move on to week 2 (March 13 - 18). Repeat that process for the week 2 and week 3 (March 20 - 25) match-ups to arrive at your guess at the ultimate winning pose!
Brackets must be completed in full and provided to the TVO team by Friday, March 5th. You can email a picture of your bracket(s) or bring it into the studio to have a team member take a photo.
For each correct guess you will get points:
Week 1 - 1 point
Week 2 - 2 points
Week 3 - 3 points
Week 4 - 4 points
The individual with the most points wins! There will be second and third place winners too.
The pose duals are subjective. Participating in the pool affords you the right to vote for your favorite poses in each dual. Votes will be collected by two means:
1. Paper ballots collected in the studio
2. Instagram story voting system
Votes for each week must be submitted by the Saturday of each week
Week 1 - March 11th
Week 2 - March 18th
Week 3 - March 25th
Week 4 - April 1st
On the subsequent Sundays we will tally the votes and update the master bracket in studio. You can then calculate your points along the way.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 2nd!
February 15, 2023
March 4, 2023
March 6 - 11, 2023
March 13 - 18, 2023
March 20 - 25, 2023
March 27 - 31, 2023
April 1, 2023
April 2, 2023
Brackets available for purchase. You can fill out more than 1 to increase your chances of picking the winning poses and earning the most points.
Can be purchased online or in-studio. Printed brackets and complimentary Fluffy Butt stickers can be collected in-studio.
Brackets completely filled out must be submitted by this date!
Send in a picture of your bracket by email to email@example.com or by text to 610-597-5616 (Sue). You may bring in a hard copy of your bracket as well, if you rprefer.
Failure to provide proof of completed bracket will disqualify you from pool.
Week 1: vote on head to head duals as depicted on bracket by paper ballot in-studio or through instagram through these dates.
Votes will be counted on Sunday, March 12th and the poses that are moving on to week 2 will be reflected on the master bracket in-studio. For every correctly predicted pose, give yourself 1 point!
Week 2: vote on new head to head duals. Votes will be counted on Sunday, March 19th and the poses that are moving on to week 3 will be reflected on the master bracket in-studio. For every correctly predicted pose, give yourself 2 points!
Week 3: vote on the semi final duals. Votes will be counted on Sunday, March 26th and the poses that are moving on to the final round will be announced and reflected on the master bracket in-studio. For every correctly predicted pose, give yourself 3 points!
Week 4: Pick your winner between the final two poses! Votes will be counted on Saturday, April 1st, and We Ain't Foolin' , earn 4 points toward your total on the correct winning pose! To be announced on the 1st.
TVO team will calculate your submitted brackets and announce the overall winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd brackets.
These will be announced on April 2nd.
Winning pose announced!
Winning brackets announced!
Animals who come to FBR have unique stories but they all share a past which lacked the respect and basic acknowledgement of value that each sentient being deserves. Help us reach Jay’s goal of raising $10,000; money that can be used to supply the Fluffy Butt barn with much needed electricity for heat and lights, food, veterinary care, and so much more.
Purchase your own limited edition, commemorative Fluffy Fifty shirt complete with Jay's signature and all
Donate through Venmo