The guests who join our classes have built our community at The Valley Om. As a collective, we’ve partnered with local charities and events to do more. Here’s what we’ve been up to!
August: Doga & Petitation
Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor
The mission of Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor is to provide rehabilitation through non-medicinal therapies by training service canines for Veterans suffering from PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Physical Disabilities. We have the opportunity to support this terrific and important work through Patriots and Paws, presented by Sons of Blackwater Military Motorcycle Club. In addition to contributing a raffle prize to their event we garnered funds to send through a dog inclusive yoga and meditation event and dog bandana sales.
June: 108 Sun Salutations
Easton Parks and Recreation
There are numerous versions of Sun Salutations to be explored. We went through plenty of them to equal 108 on June 18th at Hugh Moore Park to raise money for Easton Parks and Recreation to let them know how much we love the outdoor spaces they keep beautiful.
March: March MATness
Phillipsburg School District
No complicated bracketology, it’s simple arithmetic!
Guests donated their “loved’ but cared for yoga mats to benefit the Phillipsburg School District to be used by the children for the purposes of recreation and physical education.
We happen to know a very dedicated Phillipsburg teacher who has a heart of gold. She gives her all to the children. Inspired by a very dedicated Phillipsburg teacher who has a heart of gold, we wanted to send at least 25 useable yoga mats to the Phillipsburg School District. We exceeded our goal, sending 56 yoga mats, 1 meditation cushion, and 1 crystal singing bowl!
February & March : Easton Snowwoman
Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley
In coordination with the Easton Business Association’s Snowperson Scavenger Hunt, our Snowwoman donned Turning Point of Lehigh Valley’s signature butterflies and collected donations to fund their mission to provide a safe place where survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse and their children can find refuge. Every cent collected will help provide safe transportation out of unsafe environments, shelter, food, and other resources needed to help individuals make their way toward a thriving life.
December: Giving Tree
Third Street Alliance
2021 marked the 2nd year of Our Giving Tree to benefit the families and folks at Third Street Alliance, whose mission it is to inspire and equip women, children and families to live, learn and thrive.
Each ornament featured an item from a Third Street Alliance family wish list to be fulfilled and a tear off portion on which to right your name. As an offering of our gratitude our guests were entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes!
December: Blue’s Winter Memorial Walk
To know us, is to know that we sure do love our dog companions...and pretty much any dog we see. We’re proud to support the Bleu Winter Memorial Walk in honor of one of the most charming and handsome doggos to ever grace Simon Blvd 💙
The event included a short walk on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and a dog-centric meditation by one of your faves - Kate DeSisto! She even brought her sweet boy Blue. The collection boxes at many SILK businesses including ours to gathered donations to benefit Common Sense For Animals and the Arts Trail. Over $1,000 was raised.
October: Sage’s Benefit
Alysha, an esteemed Team Member at the Valley Om made an unexpected trip to the vet in October 2021, when Sage, her beloved pup wasn’t feeling well. It resulted in an exam, bloodwork, ultrasounds and x-rays. She found out that Sage had a mass on his liver that may or may not be cancer. The only way to find out would be an operation, which she's decided not to put him through at the age of 12.5.
We hosted a class at studio to raise much needed funds for Alysha and Sage. The price of the class was 25 with proceeds going to the GoFundMe that Alysha set up and each dollar was matched by the The Valley Om, raising over $1,000.
October: Easton Scarecrows
An exSTRAWdinary woman we want to bring to your attention is our Scarecrow! She is 1 of 31 scarecrows in the Easton area as part of Easton Business Association's (EBA) Scarecrow Event. This year the EBA will offer a weekly gift card giveaway to folks who post Instagram selfies with the scarecrows using the hashtag #EastonScarecrows. We offerred a free 30 minute massage session for the best feature of our gal with the hashtag #TheValleyOm