When we opened our doors in 2012 our dream was to create a space for our community to come together. We started by coming together to move our bodies, but as we grew we started coming together to create movement in our community. Over the years, we have hosted a number of fundraising and donation events to support causes impacting the Peabody area. We run food drives for the local food panty during Thanksgiving. We sponsor 10+ local moms through the Mrs. Claus project during Christmas. We host donation based classes throughout the year. As we've grown, so has our desire to do more for our community. And so Roots by FLow Yoga Studio was born.
What is Roots?
Roots by FLow Yoga Studio is our official initiative to support our community. Each month we will choose an organization to raise funds, awareness, and support for. We'll be highlighting them and their work throughout the month and doing what we can to support them. Sometimes this will be donation based classes, sometimes it will be clothing drives and sometimes it will be an organized volunteer project. Whatever the means may be that month, our goal is to show up for our community, both locally & globally, in whatever way we can.
By definition, roots are the part of a plant which convey water and nourishment to the rest of the plant. The roots fuel the plant to grow and bloom, just as we hope to fuel our community through this initiative. The root can also mean the basic cause, source, or origin of something. We believe that change starts with us and we hope that this initiative will be the root for change in our community. To root for someone means to noisily applause or encourage someone. This initiative gives us the opportunity to root for these causes and encourage their work. Lastly, to have roots means to be deeply engrained somewhere; to be attached to a support. FLow Yoga Studio is rooted in the Peabody community. Our owner Beth has been a life-long Peabody resident and our studio has existed in three spaces throughout Peabody. Our roots run deep here and we couldn't be more excited to deepen them further with this initiative.
Join the Movement
This month we'll be hosting a fundraising class with all proceeds going to the AFSP in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. September 21 | 6-7pm | FLuid Flow with Jax
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission is to save lives and bring hope to all those impacted by suicide. Through our Out of the Darkness Experience, we give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. While this year's Experience may look different from our traditional Community Walk, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed! We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, advocate for better public policies, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.