One Down Dog is more than a yoga studio.
We're a community, a place to deepen your practice, connect with others, and give back to the larger community. Here are all the ways you helped us do that in 2022!
✊ ODDgives Classes:
ODDgives is a program created to elevate diverse voices and give back to underserved communities. These classes are donation-based classes for a non-profit of the teacher’s choosing, either open to all or affinity-style classes exclusively for students from historically marginalized communities.
Total donations: $3793
For 6 different orgs:
National Network of Abortion Funds - The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
Somos Familia - Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive.
Cooperation Jackson's Fund to bring clean water to Jackson, MS - Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership.
Miry's List - Miry's List is a nonprofit organization providing a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the incredible challenge of resettlement in the United States.
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) - The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) is a model for modern Jewish communal life in Los Angeles, redefining what Jewish engagement and expression look like on a personal, interpersonal, and communal level.
Everytown - Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in America, and their vast work ranges from registering voters to representing survivors of gun violence in court and more.
Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Community Fund - The AAPI Community Fund issues grants to trusted AAPI organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society.
🎁 Holiday Donations:
Over the holiday season, you all helped us donate over 50 toys to A Place Called Home's holiday toy drive! A Place Called Home's mission is to inspire, encourage, and support the young people in South Los Angeles to achieve social, emotional, and economic success.
You also helped us donate $850 to Miry's List! Miry is an ODD student who "accidentally founded" a nonprofit providing a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the incredible challenge of resettlement in the United States.
🙏 From ODD's Community to ODD's Community:
We never want finances to get in the way of a student's ability to practice with us! The ODD Fund provides financial assistance in paying for classes and/or memberships to students who need it. Mutual aid is our biggest tool for support. Here's how you helped your fellow ODD Fam in 2022:
Through your donations to the ODD Fund, we were able to give 8 BIPOC students scholarships to our YTT programs in the amount of $9,875 in 2022!
The ODD Fund also helped support 56 students in paying for their membership costs!
Lastly, we donated over $1000 in yoga gift certificates to local schools and nonprofits for fundraising events in 2022!
We are SO proud of this community! Thank you, ODD Fam for continuing to make One Down Dog more than a yoga studio. 💛