Special Yoga Class in LA to Benefit Pit Bulls

May 10, 2017

Credit: Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits

Your downward facing dog could now help a pup in need.

In L..A., on May 20th, a benefit called Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits is being held at Yoga Blend in Burbank .

Occurring from 1-2:30 pm, the Vinyasa flow class will be taught by Marcy Johnson, a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, who also happens to be the proud mom of a three-legged pit bull named Marley.

Credit: Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits
Credit: Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits

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Besides getting your yoga on, there will be a bake sale and a number of raffle prizes including free yoga classes, jewelry, art, clothing and more. Each raffle ticket is $1 and all proceeds will be donated to the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.

The duo behind Stretch Strengthen And Stand Up For Pits, sisters Brijana and Kelsey Prooker, decided to put on the event to raise awareness about “pit-bull” type dogs (there is actually no breed called a pit bull) and help educate the public about the goodness of these animals. They adopted a pit bull named Ivy, and soon realized her bubbly personality wasn’t jiving with everyone.

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“When we adopted Ivy, people would cross the street when they saw her, parents would shield their children, and hateful words and obscenities would be yelled at us from across the street and come out of nowhere,” says Brijana. “We’d be walking and laughing, Ivy would be wiggling and smiling, and suddenly we’d be accosted by hate.”

Kelsey added that having Stand Up for Pits, founded by Rebecca Corry, was the perfect fit. “Rebecca was sort of our personal megaphone, amplifying our own voices that we’ve used on a daily basis to dispel ugly myths and spread pit bull love.”

Credit: Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits
Credit: Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits

Suggested donation for the class is $10 to $15, but no one will be turned away because of lack of funds.  The address is 1921 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506 and the class is from 1-2:30 on May 20th.Sign up here to reserve your spot.

Namaste.

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One Comment
  1. Thank you so much, Andrea, for writing this kind and thoughtful article about my sweet, silly, sassy pit bull “type” dog Ivy — and telling the story of how she inspired my Stretch, Strengthen and Stand Up For Pits event benefiting the Stand Up For Pits Foundation. Kelsey, Marcy and I truly appreciate you spreading the word about our charity yoga event. Thank you also for helping us share pittie love with the world.

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