We recently recieved this message from one of our grant recipients in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I feel so grateful that you came all the way up to La Ronge to bring yoga to the north….I will remember as much as I can from the training and bring it forward as I begin teaching in the community! This so needed up here and now it's here and there's a good group of us to teach."
This is the kind of message makes us proud to be the leader of a provincial network that supports healthy, active communities. Our grant dollars continue to build capacity through leadership and enhance recreation opportunities for communities across the province, and have a real impact in making communities attractive and healthy places to live.
Thanks to the SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant they recieved, Yoga enthusiasts from across northern Saskatchewan were able to meet in La Ronge for a two-day workshop where they developed their skills as yoga instructors. In addition to the instructor training, participants also received yoga equipment to help them facilitate classes in their respective communities.
Each participant committed to teaching 30 hours of yoga in their community upon completion of the training.
The 20 newly trained yoga instructors will be balancing chakras across the north in communities such as Stony Rapids, Buffalo Narrow, Jans Bay, La Ronge, Air Ronge, Lac La Ronge Indian Band and Ile-a-la-Crosse.
So, if you've ever said to yourself:
"I would like to start a yoga club with students in my school."
"I have always enjoyed the peaceful challenge that yoga has brought to my life and now I would like to share that gift with other people."
"I have the knowledge to offer classes to community members."
Then maybe it's time to apply for an SPRA Grant?
To learn more about available grants and funding for 2014-2015, visit www.spra.sk.ca/funding or contact us directly for helping connecting you to the grants and funding that can benefit your community.