Yoga Update, Wildlife Center News, & Thanksgiving Blessings Galore …

A few reminders from Peaceful Hands Yoga …

** There will be no Monday/Wednesday classes with Jackie at Peaceful Hands Yoga Thanksgiving week. Classes resume on Monday, November 26.

** Our upcoming Open House/Yoga Class benefit for the Wildlife Center of Virginia is more important than ever!

On Thursday, the Wildlife Center suffered significant damage from the severe ice storm that hit the East Coast. As of Sunday morning, they are still without power (and have no back up generator).

Some of the damage:

No animals in their care were injured or escaped, thanks to the selfless hard work of the Center staff … but many of the outdoor enclosures that house resident animals were destroyed or suffered severe damage. There is much hard work – and a lot of expense – ahead for the Center as they put their facility back together.

Please join me on Saturday, December 1 at our annual Open House and benefit for the Wildlife Center of Virginia – our financial gifts and donations of needed supplies are more important than ever! 

More information, including the Center’s “wish list,” is here.

** I hope you will unroll your mat during this week of thankfulness. Here are some beautiful Thanksgiving blessings that I’ve shared in our classes over the years. Perhaps one (or two) could be a perfect fit at your table as you share love and gratitude with family and friends this week:

~ The timeless and inspiring Thanksgiving blessing from the civil rights activist W.E.B. du Bois.  It is the blessing that I share at the end of every Thanksgiving Yoga class: Give Us Thankful Hearts

~ The Buddha explains why we should all be thankful: So, Let Us All Be Thankful

~ Instruction for the Gratitude Savasana and Energy Bridge: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 1

~ A reminder of the “powerful energizer” that the spirit of gratitude is: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 2

~ Albert Schweitzer’s “Rekindling Our Light” inspiration: Rekindling Our Light

~ A beautiful poem of Gratitude from Harriett Kofalk: I Give Thanks

And … my favorite cartoon … ever.


I truly am so thankful for you … if you’ve unrolled your Yoga mat with me once, twice, or countless times over many years … I am grateful for the kindness and inspiration you give me. May you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

With Bushels Of Thanks, I Am Gratefully Yours, Jackie

And P.S. Thank you to Martha for encouraging me to post this song which is one of my favorite songs of thankfulness … 



1 thought on “Yoga Update, Wildlife Center News, & Thanksgiving Blessings Galore …

  1. Thanks so much. I love those blessings. I also love the song you used to play for us. I was telling Bert about it. Do you happen to have th

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