If you've ever attended a class at Loka Yoga, you know what a special place it is and what a beautiful sangha (community) Dari Love Sylvia has nurtured here. Loka is not just a yoga studio. It's a peaceful space for healing, meditation and finding community in the midst of a stressful world.
Loka has been there for us and for Oakland.
Now Loka needs our help! Loka owes $8,000 to their landlord.
COVID 19 has wrecked small businesses and Loka is no different. Dari has done an amazing job of quickly moving on-line and bringing Loka into our homes. But Zoom class attendance doesn't come close to in-person attendance (or payments). But the rent still comes due every month, even in a pandemic!
While Loka can't be evicted right now due to the Oakland COVID Eviction Moratorium, that only lasts as long as there is a "State of Emergency" and even after that Loka will still owe the back rent.
As an Oakland independent small business owner, Dari has made Loka a space for Oaklanders to gather, rest and rejuvenate. Dari offers free classes to Oakland Unified teachers. She opens the space up for poetry readings, meditation based recovery programs and even Spanish-language kids ballet classes!
I know this community can come out and support Loka and help keep this beautiful sangha alive and well!
Please join me in doing two things:
1. Make a donation here to help Loka pay the rent!
2. Buy a 20 class card or a Monthly Unlimited Class Plan at www.lokaoaklandyoga.com, to help make sure Loka can open it's doors once we can all come out and do yoga together again!
Thank you! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.
Deep bows of gratitude,
(Loka yogini since 2008)
- Ali Cannon
- brenda cooper
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