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Shrock Takes 108 Sun Salutation Challenge to Support Causes, Yoga Awareness

Apr 07, 2015 03:58AM

On March 20, Stephanie Shrock, owner of INDIE YOGA with Stephanie Shrock, began a 108 Sun Salutation challenge for 108 days until July 5. Her mission—which features engaging in yoga two to three hours each of the days and teaching donation-based classes at sites throughout our area—is to raise $12,000 with 50 percent going directly to three separate worthy community organizations and the other half toward her goal of going to India to complete her RYT-500 in Yoga Therapy.

During the campaign’s first 36 days, Shrock will partner with the Eagle Creekbased Peace Learning Center that works directly with a variety of groups to facilitate peace education sessions that create a more peaceful world by engaging the timeless values of respect, dignity and dialogue between individuals and within communities. The campaign’s second 36 days will align with an animal rescue organization, and the final segment will focus on a global organization with deep roots in Indianapolis.

“I think this campaign could be really fun for the community to participate in and is a great way to increase awareness of various local organizations that are doing really good things,” she says. “I would like to bring yoga into parts of our community that may not have already been introduced to it, making the practice accessible and fun and focusing on self-awareness.”

Shrock, who also owns Squeaky Green LLC, is pursuing this new endeavor to fulfill her passion for yoga and to further give back to the community. “Many of us have a need to connect with something beyond ourselves. Personally, I’d like to create a vehicle by which yoga not only improves the lives of the individual but also helps to improve the community we all live in.”

For information on her classes, and 108 Sun Salutation group celebrations to mark each 36-day segment, visit To follow her daily blog updates of her campaign, email IndieLoveBlog.word Also visit
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