Two Houston organizations aimed at creating healthy homes and bodies team up to bring the benefits of yoga to all. On June 1st, New Living, Houston’s green building and home store opened its doors toCuraYoga in an effort to provide the first ever “pay as you can” yoga experience in Houston.
YOGA POWERED BY GENEROSITY
Classes are held seven days a week in the Rice Village store located at 6111 Kirby. The studio, complete with eco-friendly paint from New Living’s The Green Painter, is surrounded by organic materials–the perfect setting for instructors to emphasis the health benefits of breathing awareness.
“Kula is the Sanskrit word for community. At CuraYoga the concept of kula is as important inside the studio as it is outside our doors,” says CuraYoga founder Jennifer Buergermeister. “In fact, we love to support our community! Giving back to all of the wonderful organizations that make our city such a great place is a major part of our mission.”
Proceeds of the donations benefit Breathecure®, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing educational awareness to the general public about the benefits of breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These methods are used both as prevention and complementary treatment of cancer and other illnesses to cope with symptoms of dis-ease and to provide wellness techniques to the general public.
B CORPORATION GIVES BACK
The donation yoga classes fit right in with with the mission of New Living’s B Corporation status, the first retail business of its kind to be designated with the status. A Certified “B Corp” uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps are unlike traditional businesses in that they: Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards; Meet higher legal accountability standards; and Build business constituency for good business.
“All products sold at New Living are harmonious with the breathing techniques practiced in yoga,” explains New Living co-founderJeff Kaplan. “Our pure, organic mattresses promote healthy, peaceful sleeping, air filtration systems allow people to breath clean air, and eco-friendly paints are free of toxins. It’s a perfect, healthy fit!”
YOGA FOR KIDS
CuraYoga at New Living is proud to announce the addition of Yoga for Kids, led by certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Instructor and lululemon atheletica educator, Laura Calcaterra. Kids Yoga will take place from noon to 12:45pm on Saturdays beginning June 18th.
Donation-Based Yoga Schedule
Schedule subject to change. VIsit http://www.curayoga.com/locations/new-living/ for updated schedule.
Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7:15 p.m.
Saturday 9-10 a.m.
Sunday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
ABOUT NEW LIVING
Opened in 2008 in Houston, TX, New Living is a green building and home store committed to providing healthy and sustainable design that is affordable. New Living is proud to be the first retail store in the country that is a certified B Corporation, a company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. New Living specializes in selling products that are used to make homes healthier and greener. The Green Painter, owned by New Living, offers the healthiest selection of non-toxic paints, stains, sealers, and wall coverings of any retail store. New Living is located at 6111 Kirby in Rice VIllage. For more information, visit us online at www.newliving.net.
CuraYoga is a multi-studio organizationwith 3 studios in the Houston-area. CuraYoga is an open and supportive community committed to the study and celebration of yoga. Jennifer Buegermeister is the founder of the pioneering Houston studio CuraYoga: Live. Breathe. Do Yoga. and current president and founder of One Yoga USA, the Texas Yoga Association and Texas Yoga Conference. She has passionately studied many traditional and nontraditional subjects, and quantum healing techniques to synthesize what she callsPsycheSynergy: Synergizing the Heart with the Body, Mind and Soul. For more information on CuraYoga visit www.curayoga.com.