The Practice of Seva
Seva is a Sanskrit word that can generally be translated to mean “service.” (Sanskrit is the language in which yoga was written.) To be considered seva in its truest form, the service is done without expectation. The fruits of our actions are given up to the greater good for all living beings. It is a way of practicing the belief that what benefits another living being benefits us all, because we are not separate from each other.
As a yoga studio and member of the Chicago community, Infinity Holistic Wellness & Yoga has humbly started our own version of the practice of seva. Infinity partners with local non-profit organizations, which will be featured on our website and in our social media, using our platform to raise awareness and donations. Our focus will be on non-profit organizations that are working directly in the Chicago community. A percentage of our proceeds each month go towards funding an organization working to help people and animals in our own city. Please read below about our currently featured organization.
From January 15th - March 15th, Infinity will be featuring Sarah's Circle to help raise awareness and donations through promotion and DISCOUNTED yoga.
Use code below to receive 10% off of your purchase AND have a percentage of the proceeds go towards Sarah's Circle.
4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Sarah's Circle has served adult women, including transwomen, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Chicago since 1979.
Sarah's Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.
Sarah’s Circle’s Impact
In 2016, Sarah’s Circle provided services to 793 women and transitioned 116 women from homelessness to permanent housing. The organization welcomes all women with safety, respect, and community to support growth in health, well-being, self-sufficiency, and self-determination to help each woman find her home.
Here are some examples of what your support could do:
- $5 gives 10 meals to hungry women
- $10 provides a woman with soap and toiletries for a month
- $15 pays for a copy of a woman's birth certificate
- $20 pays for a new ID so a woman can apply for jobs
- $35 covers the cost of a housing application fee
- $55 gives 2 weeks of transportation to a woman starting her new job
Be part of Sarah's Circle's 26th Annual
Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes!
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm at Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave
This event represents 26 years of steadfast community efforts to raise critical funds to support the mission of Sarah's Circle. You can participate by making a donation and forming a team to rally even more support for women who need our help.
This is a family-friendly, free event that anyone is welcome to attend. Lunch of Chicago-style Vienna Beef hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, dessert, and refreshments are provided.