Saving the world, one mile at a time
May 9, 2011 Davenport, IA - The nationally acclaimed Green Bus Project will be pulling into the Quad Cities over Memorial Day weekend. The Green Bus is both literally and figuratively green, running entirely on waste vegetable oil and driven by two yoga masters who are traveling from Florida to Wisconsin to raise awareness of personal empowerment, healthy lifestyles, sustainable living. The Green Bus Quad Cities kickoff event will be on Thursday, May 26 in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter.
“The Green Bus Project carries the message that we all have the power to change anything into something positive”, said Mary Davidson, organizer of the event, “Whether it be the environment, our local or global community, or our personal health and well being - we are all empowered to make things better for ourselves and the world.”
Elite yoga masters Moses and Zeina Love will be teaching yoga, nutrition, sustainability, personal empowerment workshops and more. Moses is the founder of I love Yoga (www.iloveyoga.com) and travels the globe teaching workshops, yoga conferences and retreats. Zeina is a powerful public speaker, writer, teacher and co-founder of Girls Gone Gorgeous (www.girlsgonegorgeous.com), a company dedicated to empowering women and promoting self-love. Their mission is simply to move, touch and inspire people to themselves be empowered.
The tour starts on Thursday at 4:30pm at a special yoga practice in the Gold Room of the Hotel Blackhawk. There is a minimum donation of $15 for the one hour session followed by a VIP reception for participants and sponsors. “This is a great opportunity for a preview of the weekend and a chance to meet Moses and Zeina” said Davidson. “The practice is open to all levels of experience, as well as those who have not tried yoga yet. Teachers from yoga schools and studios in the area will be instructing a portion of the class, offering a sample of what is available in the community.”
The Green Bus will be located in the River Center Great Hall and available for viewing from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The general public is invited to come meet Moses and Zeina, hear about their eco-friendly travels around the country and learn more about yoga, self empowerment and healthy living at booths set up by community businesses and organizations. A raffle will offer the opportunity to win a dinner with Moses and Zeina on the Green Bus, as well as local yoga studio passes and other merchandise. There is a $1 minimum donation and healthy concessions will be available.
The Green Bus will be visiting three underserved and at-risk groups to use the transformative power of yoga to reduce stress and improve concentration, self-esteem and overall health and well-being. There will be sessions with World Relief refugees settled in Rock Island, the Pre-K for All group from Skip-A-Long Development Services, and a women's group from Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities. With all these groups, the goal is to provide the tools to develop self-awareness, and to enhance physical, mental and emotional health. Additional events will be offered throughout the weekend, including yoga practices at area studios, a women’s healing circle and a session on the Yoga of Nutrition. A full schedule of events will be available at www.goldroomlegacy.com.
The Green Bus Project is being presented by the Gold Room Legacy Project, an effort to bring enriching, educational and entertaining events to the Quad Cities while preserving the legacy of the Gold Room at the Hotel Blackhawk. The Green Bus Project shares their proceeds with the Africa Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that uses the transformative power of yoga to empower communities and change lives in Kenya. Locally, proceeds will be shared with YogaG, a non-profit organization mobilizing yoga instruction exclusively in domestic violence shelters.
For more information on the events or to inquire about booth space, contact Mary Davidson at
, go to www.goldroomlegacy.org or join the Green Bus Project Quad Cities on Facebook.