Yoga Salutes Non-Violence - 54 Sun Salutations Chair Practice led by Heather Thamer

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$54.00 YSNV 54 Chair Salutations donation #2
$108.00 YSNV 54 Chair Salutations donation #3

Join us in memory of Cheryl Catranbone and in honor of survivors everywhere for Yoga Salutes Non-Violence, a fund-raising event to benefit HopeWorks of Howard County.

Yoga Salutes Non-Violence (YSNV) is celebrating its 14th year supporting HopeWorks of Howard County, our local rape crisis and domestic violence center.

We recognize the need for changing the way the Yoga Center of Columbia hosts the event this year due to Covid19, while continuing the tradition of supporting this important organization.

Sun Salutation Participants

Sun Salutation Participants are invited to register with a donation to YSNV for HopeWorks You will then receive a link to the event, being held live-stream via Zoom.
There will be two different offerings of the event:

  • ·  Mat practice of 108 Sun Salutations led by Karen Best

  • ·  Chair practice of 54 Sun Salutations led by Heather Thamer

    Upon registering, participants will be able to choose the amount they wish to donate and which practice (mat or chair) they would like to join.

    Donation options: $27, $54, $108

    Please Note: Each gift of $108 has an incredible impact!
    It allows a family of 4 a one night stay in emergency shelter, 4 counseling sessions, one night in a hotel when the emergency shelter is full, or in-person hospital advocate response in the middle of the night.

    Participants who want to have sponsors donate in their name, can do so at this link HERE. There is a space to fill in a name of someone as a dedication or sponsorship.

    If you wish to donate more, please do so at

    Participants in the mat practice will be led through 108 Sun Salutations (or as many as they can). Watch video here. 

    Participants in the chair practice will be led through 54 Sun Salutations. Watch video here. Watch video here. 

    1. Other Donors and Supporters

      If you wish to donate but do not wish to complete Sun Salutations, you may still make a donationTo sponsor a participant or make a direct donation to Hopeworks, Click Here.

      We hope you will join us in making this another successful YSNV fundraising event for HopeWorks. We encourage you to share with your friends and family, so that they can support your efforts on behalf of HopeWorks with a donation also.

Heather Thamer

  Heather Thamer, E-RYT500, M.Ed, certified Accessible Yoga Teacher, has been teaching yoga since 2004, has specialized yoga training in working with the military community through the Warriors At Ease program and has adaptive training through the Yoga for Amputees (Y4A)program and Accessible Training program. Her classes are mindfully structured, blending asana, sequenced movement, breathing techniques and meditation. Heather uses a caring approach to teaching yoga and continues to further her learning of chronic conditions and yoga therapy by taking workshops and classes with wonderful teachers and specialists whenever she can. A lifelong student of yoga herself, Heather is passionate about continuing to learn ways to make yoga accessible and enjoyable.  With a profound appreciation for the benefits of yoga, Heather aspires to bring an empowering experience to her classes at the center.  Heather teaches classes and private sessions online only. To get in touch with Heather please send email to or visit her website: .

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