How is everyone doing while hunkered down during this unprecedented Stay at Home Order? For coping and qierrific inspiration here are some online resources: Golden Hill Charity’s trauma-informed online media, Anisha Desai Fraser’s online offerings, Erin Tracy’s offerings, Paul Fraser’s online media, and Master Ou has scheduled the Pangu Shengong advanced condensed form class on Zoom, May 2nd.
I have spent so much of my time getting used to working from home for InterAct and excitedly “doing” Golden Hill Charity rearrangements that I have not updated anyone in a while. Sit down, pour yourself your favorite drink; here’s an update.
Evening meditations at InterAct’s domestic violence shelter stopped as well as yoga at the Girls Club once covid-19 hit NC. All plans for expansion of class offerings in person are on hold. (And boy, do we have some super-cool things in the works, but that is another update for when we re-emerge.) InterAct still has residents in the shelter. The Clubs are doing their best to serve their kids while the kids are at home with food and school supply drives. A Yogi named Melissa and I are working on 30-minute zoom classes for The Boy’s Club, The Girls Club, and their families. Our first class is scheduled for April 30th.
My supervisor at InterAct reached out for mindful practice resources for the shelter residents and that’s when Golden Hill’s media web page was created. If any of you have anything to add. Shoot me an email and I will post it to the site. I plan to add some kid stuff – may make them their own page.
2 weeks ago, Golden Hill donated 16 brand new still in the package yoga mats to InterAct’s shelter residents. Now, we have a Zoom class scheduled for the residents worked out with yogis from The Blue Lotus Studio all coordinated, on the books and approved. I started it off on April 22 with a 30-minute meditation and 30-minute yoga classes are scheduled for the next 5 Wednesdays.
Wake County is providing a hotel shelter for at risk of contracting covid-19 folks experiencing homelessness. They have exercise classes offerings on the hotel TV’s. I have reached out to see if Golden Hill could possibly be part of the offerings. Fingers Crossed and Qi sends please!
Lastly, we are scheduled for a most likely on Zoom May 16th Golden Hill Cultivate the Heart Fundraiser. Details will be announced in the next few days; feel free to donate whenever!
With our skill-set, diligence, work ethic, Master Ou’s guidance and qi gong training, we seem to thrive when drawn to assisting those in the middle of difficulty. That place of transition where one can feel disoriented, discouraged, maybe even hopeless. We do our best to bring steady, calm and kindness, enveloped in hope and a much-needed injection of joy. Pangu Raleigh and Golden Hill are brighter than ever thanks to our community, volunteers, donors and instructors.
Peace, Love, and Happy Hunkering!
PS Another way to serve – below are flyers with the Needs Lists of the Boys and Girls Club.