Steamboat Movement Fest

What says "Holidays" more than Giving?

In just ONE DAY, on December 3, 2019, #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your help in raising $5K to keep the movement going. We believe in the power of the ripple effect and ask our supporters to step up and help create change in ourselves and communities – EVERYWHERE!

Our Mission

Our goal is that every participant walks away with tools and practices that can be carried into everyday life as support for their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing as well serve their community. We gather together UNITED in our humanity, ENVISIONING new possibilities for ourselves & the world around us while we TRANSFORMING our bodies, hearts and minds through uplifting movement as we work towards EVOLVING and growing our consciousness through love, play, acceptance, and connection.

Testimonial

Over the past 5 years, our mission has generated a profound shift in the lives of many. One such life is Nathen Roston

Nathan

Journey of SoloYogi

Before discovering yoga I had been returning home from college emotionally wounded and incomplete.

One afternoon after playing basketball at my local rec center I saw a class schedule and that offered yoga, I figure it could help me stay in better shape without having to lift weights so I attended.

My first few classes I felt like the new kid in school from a big city that they’ve never been to, so for a short while it made me feel special that these strangers were interested in my story and what brought me to the class. It didn’t take long before I noticed that I was the the only person that looked like me, and the questions made me uncomfortable to the point I could no longer practice in a studio spaces.

After I had stopped practicing at studios I began to take my journey more seriously and I was seeing the impact it had on my life. Overwhelmed with excitement I wanted everyone I knew to enjoy yoga as well. I bought everyone in my house with the hopes of getting them to practice with me! However, some Christians have misconceptions about the spiritual concepts within yoga and being from a strict Christian home my mother was no different. She quickly shut out any attempt of me yoga and banned me from teaching it to my younger siblings.

Although practicing in isolation all of the time started to create a feeling of loneliness, I was still determined to find companions to practice with, so I started to study to get my 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification. I was given great opportunities to go to some amazing places and meet new people. Summer of 2018 I was invited to teach kids yoga at the Steamboat Movement Festival. I made an announcement to my family, and was not very confident that anyone would show up. The day before I was scheduled to teach I hadn’t received any confirmation from my family members saying that they were coming or not so, of course, I assumed that no one was coming. That evening I received a phone call from my father telling me how proud he was of me, because he saw my name in the newspaper at steamboat. The next day came and for the first time in my practice I was able to share my practice with my parents. The Steamboat Movement Festival helped me show my parents all the possibilities of yoga and how it can build communities and bridges that connect them.”

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2019 begins at 6:00 AM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

GivingTuesday began in 2012 as a grassroots movement to inspire people to give their time, talents, and finances to support causes and nonprofits they believe in. The movement quickly grew into a global effort, with millions of people around the world participating.

The heart behind GivingTuesday is to unite people around a holiday centered on giving back during the season of consumerism and shopping (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Since 2012, GivingTuesday efforts raised over $1 billion online in the United States alone! In 2018, nonprofits, schools, and organizations raised over $380 million online.

 

Matching Donations

Facebook matches donations on GivingTuesday dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until the $7 million match is met. Facebook will match up to a total of $100,000 per nonprofit organization and covers all processing fees for donations made on Facebook to charitable organizations.

You can use any of the following payment methods to make donations on Facebook: Credit cards, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa, PayPal.

After you make a donation, you’ll receive an email confirmation to the primary email listed on your Facebook account. The email receipt shows that you’ve made this donation as a charitable contribution and that you’re not receiving any goods or services in return. As tax laws vary by state and by country, please consult a tax professional regarding the deductibility of your donation.

All Ages, All Abilities, All Benefit

Steamboat Springs has seen a rise in mental illness in the valley. Suicide and drug overdose is something that is no longer talked about behind closed doors but an epidemic that has touched our youth and adults alike. We feel it is vital for the community to come together in support of events like Steamboat Movement Fest which is 100% created to support mental health and well-being of the Steamboat’s community.

For Our Community

Every year we get more and more clear about WHY we are doing this and our commitment is stronger than ever to Steamboat Movement Fest’s goals of creating and hosting an event that focuses on Mental, Physical, & Emotional health and wellness through movement, conversation, meditation, and connection in the hopes that people find more balance and peace in their day-to-day lives. Simply put, we feel it is our social responsibility. We are humbled by
numbers of lives transformed by their experiences at Steamboat Movement Fest.

Giving Tuesday 2019 begins at 6:00 AM Mountain Standard Time
Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

How Can I Help Keep the Movement Going?

  1. First thing Tuesday morning on December 3rd, go to Steamboat Movement Fest’s Facebook page and select the Donate button.
  2. Enter the amount of your donation
    Select donation frequency (one-time or monthly)
  3. Select payment method (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal)
  4. Select who can see that you donated
  5. Click on the Green Donate button ~ thank you for your generous support!