Yoga and The Longest Day
If you’re a yoga enthusiast, you already have the perfect activity for The Longest Day. Here are a few ideas to consider for building on the tie between yoga and The Longest Day.
- In celebration of the summer solstice, ask people to sponsor each Sun Salutation you do on The Longest Day.
- Ask your yoga studio to support you/your team with a donation.
- Ask your yoga studio/power yoga class/gym to host classes every hour on The Longest Day, with proceeds donated to your team.
- Get yoga items donated and auction them off. Some examples are yoga mats, towels, mat bags, straps, blocks, books, meditation/relaxation CD’s, and yoga clothing.
- Ask your yoga studio to bring in a well-known instructor for a special class for donations.
- Host a “Yoga in the Park” or “Yoga at the Beach” day for drop-in donations.
- Ask your workplace if you can host yoga/meditation sessions for co-workers in exchange for donations.
- Sell prayer flags to fellow yogis to honor someone affected by Alzheimer’s.
- Host a day-long yoga retreat for donations.
- Host a henna tattoo party.
- Let friends pick a specific pose for you to practice and ask them to sponsor you for that pose.
- Sell candles for donations that can be used at meditation sessions.
So, let’s get started! Register your yoga team at www.alz.org/tld and hold your activity any time between now and June 20th. You choose the day! You choose the yoga activity!
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to take pictures and post them on your Participant Center and all of your social media outlets. Also, please send them to email@example.com so that we can post them on our Chapter’s website and Facebook page.
ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.