Bearded Yogi Announces 2015 Big Love Weekend In Support of God’s Love We Deliver
Sign-up is available via Crowdrise beginning Monday, January 12 at 9AM EST
For Big Love Weekend; Two days of yoga, meditation, panel sessions and dance party
All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to God’s Love We Deliver.
NEW YORK, NY, January 8, 2015 – Jason Patrick, a.k.a. Bearded Yogi, invites you to Big Love Weekend, a two-day wellness campaign to support and raise funds for God’s Love We Deliver, the NYC-based non-profit that cooks and delivers more than 1.2 million meals each year to those in the New York metropolitan area who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Big Love Founder Jason Patrick is a New York City karma yoga teacher that became personally involved with God’s Love We Deliver when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2011. Shortly after his diagnosis, Patrick’s health and nutrition became a high priority as he navigated his treatment. He became involved with God’s Love We Deliver after becoming a witness to those that were homebound and too sick to feed themselves. God’s Love We Deliver cooks and delivers nutritious, individually tailored meals to over 5,000 people each year in the New York City metropolitan area.
“God’s Love We Deliver is in the business of saving lives, and I’m on board,” says Big Love Founder Jason Patrick. “This statement might sound dramatic, but people living with severe illnesses who are being helped by God’s Love We Deliver know it to be true.”
The Big Love Weekend is divided into Wellness Day on Saturday, February 28 and the Birthday Bash and Dance Party on Sunday, March 1. The Wellness Day includes two yoga classes led by Elena Brower and Moda Yoga’s certified teachers, Dina Tsouluhas and Guillaue Brun; a puja ceremony guided by Priest Prakash Bhat; workouts from Kirk Myers Fitness, the trainers behind celebrity Hugh Jackman’s physique, and Patricia Moreno of Sati Life; a talk by spirituality guru Gabrielle Bernstein, and food and beverages lovingly donated by Untamed Sandwiches, Gingersnaps Organic, Health Warrior, Nibmor, La Colombe, Juice Generation and Balance Water.
Sunday’s big Birthday Bash will have food, talks, and live music and a DJ’ed dance party.
“We’re very grateful to Jason for all he has done over the years with Big Love Weekend to raise awareness for God’s Love We Deliver,” says Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver. “We’re inspired by Jason’s generous spirit and his commitment to bringing new, supportive friends to our organization. Thank you to everyone who is involved with Big Love Weekend. This is a huge community effort that does so much to support our efforts to cook and deliver nutritious meals for our most vulnerable neighbors.”
In 2013, Jason organized his first birthday party/fundraiser for God’s Love We Deliver, over Valentine’s Day weekend. Jason invited friends to donate to his Crowdrise fundraiser, benefiting God’s Love, in honor of his birthday. He realized that the majority of his friends donated because it was his birthday, but once they attended his birthday party, learned more about God’s Love We Deliver and watched a video describing his work with the nonprofit, many committed to doing more. Jason realized that Big Love Birthday needed to grow and immediately set to create the next year’s bigger birthday fundraiser, Big Love Weekend.
Registration is $216 for both days, and there are options to purchase a one-day Wellness Day pass for $108 or Birthday Bash for $108, as well as further ways to fundraise via Crowdrise.
For more details on the fundraiser, as well of the fundraisers already committed to raising funds for God’s Love We Deliver, please visit crowdrise.com/BigLoveWknd.
Big Love Weekend invites you to join our ‘love campaign’ and learn more about Big Love Weekend, please visit crowdrise.com/BigLoveWknd. If interested in sponsorship or media opportunities, please email beardedyogiPR@gmail.com and visit Vimeo to watch Jason’s video on his involvement with God’s Love. And, connect us with us on social media, as we will be tweeting and Instagramming using @godslovenyc and #BigLoveWknd.
The Invitation #BigLoveWknd #ToDeliverLove from Jason Patrick on Vimeo.
God’s Love We Deliver is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God’s Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitians, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 29 years, God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization.
God’s Love We Deliver would like to thank The Waterfront, Lululemon, Modo Yoga NYC, Exhale Spa, Pravassa Wellness Travel, 5elementSpa, Mental Workout, Ashram Chic and Satya Jewelry for supporting and donating so generously to Big Love Weekend.
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