That’s part of the reason she decided to put money raised at a children’s yoga class Dec. 3 toward the Queens Adult High School’s holiday fundraiser party.
Barclay is a yoga instructor and runs Ali Bee Yoga at the Seaside Recreation Centre in Beach Meadows.
The money collected for the event is going toward the children of the adults who attend the high school on Gorham Street in Liverpool.
The yoga fundraiser was for children aged three to 10, and the class was from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost was $10 per family.
A lot of studios hold what they call a karma class, says Barclay.
“The whole idea is to do good things for others. That’s part of the yoga philosophy,” she says.
She says she wanted to target the adult high school community first.
It “has a little more financial stress among the participants that go there than the average high school,” says Barclay.
Barclay say she did the same thing last year and says the Santa Claus gift giving was positive because everyone’s anxiety seemed to decrease.
To date, the yoga community has raised $530 as well as some gifts for the children, says Barclay.
“Last year we raised $700, plus gifts and a wagon that was raffled off to a child of one of the adult students,” she says.