I am excited to offer a
special FUNDRAISING, Community Yoga class this Wednesday with and
for musician and artist Erika May, aka EMAY. Erika has been part of our
yoga sangha (community) since moving to West Virginia in 2013. Erika
will play music and sing as we practice...how amazing will that be? All
money collected (minus expenses to the Thomas Education Center) will be
given to EMay in support of her fundraising efforts to head out to
California and self-produce a new album. Email will stick around after
class to talk to folks who want to hear more about the recording, make a
larger donation or purchase her other CDs. She will also provide an
email list for those of you who want to stay in the loop. ****Please
see letter below from EMay****
Thanks and GRATITUDE,
for receiving this letter! I've always felt called to make authentic
and beautiful music that touches people at the heart. My music often
explores the grieving process, joyful experiences, and interpersonal
connection. Especially in the wake of this election cycle, I feel
compelled to share these messages with the world, and am entering into
an amazing opportunity to do this at the next level.
I was introduced to Jimmy Hoyson, a producer who has worked with a long
list of amazing artists (Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Cheryl Crow,
Kelly Clarkson, Ben Harper, and Ry Cooder, just to name a few). Jimmy
has invited me to record at the famous "Studio D" at The Village Studios
in Los Angeles. We have assembled an inspired band of top musicians,
including permanent members of the Wallflowers and The Black Crowes. As
you can imagine, I’m thrilled, intimidated, and incredibly grateful for
This album will be a huge step in my career. Now, more than ever, I need your support.
make the most of this opportunity, I have hired a publicity firm, a
business mentor, and legal council. As you would expect, all of this
costs money, and my total budget is $65,000. To maintain rights and
masters to this record as I negotiate the future of my career, I am
trying to pay for all of these costs directly, rather than prematurely
enter into a label agreement.
need to raise at least half of the funds before I leave on December
1st, and am asking for support from fans and friends like yourself. Please consider making a donation now – every contribution will be deeply appreciated, no matter the size.
Snail Mail: Erika May // PO Box 40 // Dryfork, WV 26263
donor will receive the completed album, yet the CD isn't slated to be
released until at least next spring. In the meantime, I want you to hear
a few of the acoustic demos we are using as reference tracks for the
album. I can give folks a free download code at class next week, or
email them directly.
Please email call (412-400-8263)
or email me back if you have any questions, thoughts, or would simply
like to hear more! I am so excited to share this journey with the folks
who have supported me for as long as you have.
Sincerely & Gratefully,
- If you can't contribute now, please let me know if you'd like to
receive updates on our progress and other opportunities to support me on
Excited to offer two classes this weekend. See details below.
Friday, November 11th 5pm-6pm Happy Hour Yoga (Space opens at 4:45)
Cost: $10.00 cash or check
Remember this class? A heat-building, strength building class which will move fast and incorporate strong holds (think plank, side plank). This class is for those who have been practicing yoga for a while and like a strong, physical class. A great way to burn away what you need to from your week and/or begin your weekend feeling great.
Sunday, November 13th, 9:00am-10:15am Sunday Funday (space opens at 8:45am)
Cost:$13.00 cash or check
A well-rounded class for all levels. Begin slow, build some heat and end with more passive holds. Modifications given to those who want to keep it mellow and options given for those who want to rev it up.
Location: Allegheny Holistic Health Care 220A East Ave (Front Street) Thomas, WV Reservations Required: There is limited space, please email me or text/call 304-614-3478 to reserve a space/receive confirmation
**Reservation policy: If you reserve a space and don't show/don't cancel at least by the night before class, you will be expected to pay for the class if I have to turn others away (exceptions of course if you awake ill/family emergency etc. (hangovers don't count, sorry)).
policy: If you reserve a space and don't show/don't cancel at least
by the night before class, you will be expected to pay for the class
if I have to turn others away (exceptions of course if you awake
ill/family emergency etc (hangovers don't count, sorry)).