Yoga Loka is set to host its annual Thanksgiving Day Yoga Benefit at 10:00 am. Thursday, November 23rd.
The annual event, a fundraiser for the Frenchtown Food Pantry, is a two-hour class with live music designed for all level yoga students.
Yoga Loka founder and director Bonnie Pariser will lead the class through movements and positions (asana) designed to open the body and heart to gratitude.
“People return for this class year after year,” said Pariser. “It is really a great way to start the holiday, which can be very stressful for some people,” she said, adding, “Especially if they are hosting.”
Local percussionist Mike Wojik will perform live playing the drums and didgeridoo. Former Frenchtown Mayor Warren Cooper will again read gratitude-themed poems and prose.
“This has become a favorite part of Thanksgiving for many of us.” Pariser said.
A donation of $20 is requested to attend the class, but any donation is gratefully accepted. All proceeds benefit the Frenchtown Food Pantry, run by the Frenchtown Presbyterian church. Early donations are appreciated to assist the food pantry in setting up holiday baskets.