Delta yoga studio’s Fridays at the Farm benefits animal sanctuary

Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is partnering with Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary to host Fridays at the Farm beginning this week.

Set on Perfect Pastures’ field in Ladner, Fridays at the Farm is a four-class series that benefits the animal sanctuary while safely continuing group classes during the current COVID-19 restrictions. The outdoor program permits Sweet Serenity and its yogi community to stay active and connected while practicing in an open space.

“We’re offering two class style options: the Fitness Mash-up, with Zumba, BollyX and Refit; and a Yoga Series featuring Hatha and Slow Flow,” explains Jenine Lehfeldt, owner of Sweet Serenity. “The variety makes it extra engaging and fun, and gives each instructor their time to shine.

“Maggie (Ferguson) from Perfect Pastures is the kindest, most hard-working person I’ve ever met; she puts the animals before even her own wellbeing. I’m passionate about animals, too, and feel fortunate I’m able to help.”

Lehfeldt’s North Delta studio has hosted many local fundraising initiatives, including cat and bunny yoga benefitting the Delta Community Animal Shelter. Sweet Serenity recently helped Perfect Pastures raise over $1,200 for Amaro, a rescue dog who needed medical attention for pneumonia and an enlarged heart.

Fridays at the Farm was conceived as a means to continue to support the sanctuary, which is a haven for farm animals like goats, sheep and pot-bellied pigs, as well as a temporary home for pets needing immediate refuge before moving to organizations that deal with foster care and adoption.

“Things are getting more difficult for animal rescue care, especially since COVID-19 has increased poverty in communities already in need,” says Ferguson.

Fridays at the Farm kicks off Friday, July 10 and follows with classes on July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, weather-permitting (a Zoom link will be provided in case of rain). Participants may attend one or all classes, and are asked to pre-register with a minimum donation of $44 for either four-class series. Visit https://www.sweetserenityyoga.com/ for more information.

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