On February 24th, at Citizen Yoga Drumheller, they hosted their workshop with Austin Deck as a guest speaker for the tea infused yoga session.
Austin is a Tea-ologist from Calgary and put the concept of tea and yoga together. There are specific temperatures of the water for specific teas and times that you need to steep them. He brought white, green and black teas from Cambodia and Vietnam. The teas were tried after the yoga session. With the right temperatures and steep times, it makes a difference to the feeling in the body.
The whole idea was to raise money for the Drumheller Mental Health Foundation and to be a fun way to end the weekend, meet new people and to try new things in the community.
Calsea Freeman was so impressed at the attendance and the knowledge Deck had to share about specific teas with the yoga community.
"We had an excellent turnout and we ended up taking 20 percent of our proceeds instead of the 10 that we had advertised and donated it to the Drumheller Area Mental Health Foundation," said Freeman
To Freeman's surprise, Deck brought it to her attention that there is a Mental Health Foundation in our community and that is where the proceeds went.
"Mental health is something that we should all hold close to each other. Working with the community to help people find their state of wellness and that's super important to me and I really look forward to doing more things to help bring in donations to help with their foundation," said Freeman.
Freeman wanted to let the Drumheller and surrounding communities know that there is help out there if someone is struggling in life and not just sit down therapy.
"There's wellness programs, medications if someone needs a hand up they can help out," said Freeman. "I think it's great I think we all are struggling with mental health. It's a huge thing right now and those resources are here in Drum. I do think that more people should be aware that they are here.