Earth Day Activation

Here at Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness we are as concerned about the Earth we inhabit as we are of the bodies and minds we inhabit. It is becoming increasingly apparent as time passes that the well being of our Mother Earth is being rapidly threatened and action must be taken. Pollution has increased exponentially over recent decades, and plastic has come to be one of the greatest threats to the future prosperity of our planet. Listed below are some alarming statistics about the progressively perilous situation that is escalating in our global environment.

1. About 8 million metric tons are dumped into the world’s oceans annually. Of those, 236,000 are microplastics - tiny pieces of broken down plastics that are smaller than your little fingernail.

2. There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations of plastic cover large parts of the ocean floor; the one between California and Hawaii is the size of the state of Texas.

3. Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans.

4. Many marine animals cannot distinguish pieces of microplastic from food. Animals who eat it often starve because the plastic fills up their stomachs preventing them from eating real food.

5. The amount of plastic is set to increase tenfold by the year 2020.

6. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.

The statistics speak for themselves. In order to change our course towards what could be a catastrophic future, we all have to do our part. At our studio space in center city, we are doing our part to contribute to the cause. On sale now at our front desk are beautiful stainless steel straw kits and water bottles. The lovely straw kits are perfect to carry around with you “on-the-go” because they include a gorgeous hemp bag and a straw cleaner to boot! The overuse of plastic is an epidemic, and it is up to all of us to work towards a more Earth friendly future.

Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness Reusable Stainless Steel Straws: $5.99

Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness Stainless Steel Water Bottles: $11.99

Straw and Water Bottle Package Deal: $15.99

Also we have made April “Earth Month” because at Sanctuary Yoga & Mindfulness, we feel the emphasis on healing & celebrating Mama Earth should be longer than 24 hrs! And that is why we launched our #sanctuaryearth2019 IG challenge!

🌎Wanna play and win a MONTH of unlimited Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation? Join our hosts @yogakilkenny and @yoga_with_valentinka 1️⃣Simply post TWO pictures of yourself within the month of April somewhere in nature and describe how yoga, mindfulness and/or the practices of meditation make you more connected to the earth and/or collective humanity! 2️⃣Use the THREE hashtags: #sanctuary_yoga #sanctuaryearth2019 #phillyyoga 3️⃣Tag Us & our hosts (THREE total) @sanctuary_yoga @yogakilkenny @yoga_with_valentinka 🌎If you live far away, but are a fan of ours, join our local community in a global way and if you win, we will donate your prize to a local person in need! 😇 Be creative, have fun and as always breathe! ✨Winner will be announced May 1st!✨

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Written by Matt Lynch


Sanctuary Yoga & Mindfulness is a healing haven in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our premier yoga studio offers weekly yoga & mindfulness meditation classes, as well as workshops and teacher trainings of the highest caliber. “Sanctuary Signature” yoga classes all place an emphasis on: excellence in alignment; thoughtful sequencing; inspiring & uplifting verbiage to support your body, mind and heart, allowing you to feel enhanced on every level. Each yoga class and yoga practice offered also contains 3-5 minutes of mindfulness meditation at its conclusion to further punctuate your profound experience during your time with us.

Our expert and exceptional teachers are highly trained, warm, and knowledgeable in areas of therapeutics, bio-mechanics, philosophy, meditation and so much more! All our classes are highly curated with an excellence in sequencing and intelligent alignment for the body; artful language for the mind; and inspiration for the heart. Come experience our amazing teaching tribe for yourself!