January 17, 2010

Racine's Your Yoga Lifestyle hosts benefit for local animal shelters

Your Yoga Lifestyle, a great supporter of RacinePost, is hosting a wonderful event next weekend that can help invigorate your health while benefiting homeless animals. Admission is free at the yoga studio, 518 College Ave., on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the donation of pet food or supplies needed by local animal shelters.

Here's a full press release from Your Yoga Lifestyle about the helping, and helpful, community event:
RACINE, WI – The entire community is invited to participate in Yoga Day USA – Racine to renew, relax, and rejuvenate and help homeless animals at the same time.

Admission for the day is free with a pet food or supply item needed by area animal shelters. Yoga Day USA – Racine is from 7 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Saturday at Your Yoga Lifestyle, 518 College Avenue in Racine.

“The reason we celebrate Yoga Day USA is to bring yoga to the entire community while also helping animals who don’t have a loving home of their own,” said Linda Messerschmidt, owner of Your Yoga Lifestyle.

Hosted by both Your Yoga Lifestyle and the Racine Arts Council, Yoga Day USA – Racine will include a variety of yoga classes taught by instructors from Racine, Kenosha, and Milwaukee. Michael Bootzin will play live music during select classes, participants can enjoy a specially discounted lunch at Circa Celeste as well as free chair massages by massage therapists, and free herbal tea throughout the day. Wellness items and services will be up for silent auction, with proceeds going to the Racine Arts Council.

“This is an exciting partnership,” Messerschmidt said of YYL and the Racine Arts Council. “We’re able to benefit so much of our community through Yoga Day USA that I hope this becomes an annual event.”

Local animal shelters are feeling the pinch of the current economic climate and are most in need of food, cat litter, and blankets. Cash donations are also welcome to help pay for the veterinary care and medicine so many shelter animals need immediately after being rescued.

“Yoga Day USA is the perfect opportunity to practice karma yoga, which means that instructors can help others by teaching the health benefits of yoga and encouraging these same people to do for others,” Messerschmidt added. “For Yoga Day USA – Racine, that means donations for our local animal shelters.”

Your Yoga Lifestyle offers a variety of yoga classes for students of
every level, from a beginner’s program to an advanced, Ashtanga class.

YYL also offers lifestyle workshops, retreats, seminars and a corporate wellness program.

Contact Linda Messerschmidt, Your Yoga Lifestyle, 518 College Avenue; Racine, WI 53403; (262) 880-4044; www.youryogalifestyle.net.


  1. Not into Yoga, but a Pet lover! Hope all goes well!!!

  2. That's funny. I'm into Yoga, but not a pet lover! This is a great article though.