September is International Yoga Month, so let's give back!

Happy September y’all!

When I logged in today to write this blog I realized how long it’s been since I wrote a blog. Oops! Haha.

But that’s how it goes when you are busy hanging out with your friends doing yoga in fun places :)

For the month of September I wanted to invite our community to give back in honor of international yoga month. Below are a few options for you to join us in helping our community in San Diego and beyond.

September 28th 8AM- 11AM, Volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank


Please note that group registration DOES NOT automatically registration and sign up for the shift.  This is a 2-step process for volunteers new to the Food Bank or new to your group.

Each person in the group must complete their own registration for the shift – this includes children, friends, significant others, family members, etc.  Any unregistered  volunteer slots will be released for other community volunteers to sign up 7 days in advance of the shift and your group will forfeit the spots.  To sign up for the shift all volunteers must sign in to their account, scroll to the event date and the green “sign up” circle next to the date.

Instructions for volunteers new to Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank:

1.       Visit

2.       Click “Create an account”

3.       Create a user name and password, click next

4.       Enter join code “yjcom“ (join code is case sensitive), click next

5.       Fill out account information and click “next”.

7.       Scroll to the event date 9/28 and register for the shift Morning Shift Warehouse Volunteer 8-11am by clicking on the green sign up next to the shift.


Instructions for volunteers with an existing Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank volunteer profile but new to your group:

1.       Visit

2.       Sign in with existing user name and password

3.       Click your name in the upper right corner of the screen

4.       Click on “enter join code”

5.       Enter join code “ycjcom“ (join code is case sensitive) .

6.       Click “join” and then click “events”

7.       Scroll to the event date 9/28 and register for the shift Morning Shift Warehouse Volunteer 8-11am by clicking on the green sign up  next to the shift.



  • Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

  • Plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early for the shift. Late arrivals will not be permitted to volunteer.

  • Volunteers must be 11 years old or older. Volunteer’s ages 6-10 years may only participate in guided tours.

  • Volunteers ages 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult. We require a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children.

  • Your employer might match your donation, monetary or volunteer hours, which will double your impact! Click here to see if they will:

Donate to Teacher Wish Lists at Title One schools!

If you can’t join us to volunteer at the local food bank day, maybe you can help some teachers at Title 1 schools across the country. I put out the request for people to send me wish lists that teachers created on amazon for their classrooms. Below are some of the fundraisers and I’d love if you could help and donate!

Julia deBurgos Elem. School- A title 1 elementary school in Northern Philadelphia. Help Mrs. Bloch supply her classroom with supplies!

Mrs. Gao who teachers astronomy and physics at a Title 1 high school in Autin, TX. Help her fill her classroom with supplies!

Thank you for giving back in anyway you can this month! If the above options don’t work for you, please find a way to help in your local community this month. When we all work together it gets so much better :)



Jackie Kowalik