Sat, Oct 09|
Magnolia Blossom Ranch
TEAM NEAL "Fighting Cancer" Alpaca Yoga Fundraiser
Feel calm serenity as you unwind with yoga and enjoy the company of alpacas in peaceful farm life. Tickets: $40 ($43.60 with sales tax). For just alpaca interaction experience, select the $20 ticket choice($21.80 with sales tax). Over 1/2 ticket proceeds benefits NEAL ACKERMAN's cancer fight.
Time & Location
Oct 09, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Magnolia Blossom Ranch, 2901 NW 16th St, Newcastle, OK 73065, USA
About The Event
Feel calm serenity as you unwind with yoga and enjoy the company of our sweet alpacas in the natural peace of farm life. Tickets: $40 ($43.60 with sales tax). Includes 1 hr yoga instruction followed by 1 hr of Alpaca interaction/feeding experience - time for selfies with pacas and browsing the ranch gift shop. Light brunch also included. More than half of all ticket proceeds benefit NEAL ACKERMAN* in his fight against cancer. See more* about Neal and his fight below (organized by Jennifer Ackerman-Berkeley).
If possible, bring your own yoga mat (limited supply of yoga mats available on FCFS basis).
Attendees who wish to attend for alpaca interaction only, but not participate in yoga, choose the ALPACA INTERACTION ONLY ticket $20 per person ($21.80 with sales tax). "Interaction Only" ticket holders may interact with alpacas at their leisure & browse the Ranch Gift Shop which carries alpaca fiber products, novelties and souvenirs.
INSTRUCTOR: DOROTHY WRIGHT - read her bio below. Contact Terri Bates for more information: (405) 412-4845 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL: We will be following local social distancing recommendations. Outdoor interactive activities can be adequately separated.
*NEAL ACKERMAN (as told by Jennifer Ackerman-Berkeley):
If you grew up in Oklahoma and love fishing, you probably know Neal Ackerman. If not, let me tell you he's the perfect definition of who a grandpa should be, but he also is a best friend to everyone he meets. He is the biggest encourager, listener, goofball, and storyteller I know! He will continue to be all these things, so long as he has his faith and the support of his family and friends. On May 3rd, 2021, we received the call that no one deserves. My Poppo, Neal Ackerman, after showing few symptoms, had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Just weeks before, he had also been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. He went from being an active, working man who enjoyed hiking with his family to being confined to a limited lifestyle.
Before his diagnosis, Neal worked full time to support himself and his wife, Karen. Today, due to loss of income, significant medical bills, and additional finances we find ourselves looking for real and tangible ways that we can help them make ends meet and cover medical costs. As you can imagine, this is not a reasonably priced situation...often, cancer never is. So, we are working fast to find solutions. As we move forward, treatment includes chemotherapy, 3 times a week every few weeks, and the treatment for fibrosis costs several hundred dollars each month. That is not an easy price tag for most people, and especially for someone that is unable to work. I’d like to add, we are actively looking for grants as well. We hope to get approved for clinical trials soon, which will also lead to traveling expenses.
I now understand why people say you have to take the bitter with the sweet. Whether you chose to read this or not, we sincerely appreciate any love and support you may offer. It could be kind words, a donation, or your faithful prayers... either way, we are so very thankful! Neal is a wonderful man, Poppo, dad, husband, and uncle and we believe he deserves hope. Thank you for making that possible.❤️❤️❤️
Dorothy Wright, COTA/L Yoga Instructor Dorothy took her 1st yoga class at the ripe age of 40 years old, and has been passionate about sharing with others the physical and emotional benefits of a dedicated yoga practice ever since. She is a licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with over 18 years experience working with people to regain strength and physical independence after experiencing a traumatic event or surgery. Dorothy takes the synergy between her knowledge of adaptions of the body with Occupational Therapy and the grounding strength of Hatha Yoga, to provide a safe place to make yoga fun and accessible to all bodies and all ages! She looks forward to sharing an all-levels beginner yoga flow out on the Ranch to help you let go of the stress of the city and reconnect with nature outdoors with our beautiful and serene Alpacas!
Location: Magnolia Blossom Ranch 2901 NW 16th Street Newcastle, OK 73065
For more info, contact Terri Bates: email@example.com (405) 412-4845 (Cell)
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LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED. When registering, you will be acknowledging the liability waiver and it's meaning. See Liability Waiver at this link: https://www.magnoliablossomranch.com/liability-waiver
*Our Ranch is a member of the Oklahoma AgriTourism Program. WARNING: Under Oklahoma law there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. (2 O.S. § 5-16)
ADVERSE WEATHER INFO: If weather allows, yoga session could be held outdoors. If not, yoga will be held in our climate-controlled event room. In case of adverse weather, event will be rescheduled and your ticket will be valid for the new date. Refunds not permitted for non-weather related conditions or your own decision not to attend. However, if you cannot attend due to circumstances beyond your control, tickets are transferrable to others - just provide us with the substitute info no later than 24 hrs prior to the event. E-ticket (receipt or email) will be required at check-in.
Alpaca Yoga & Interaction
1 Hour Yoga Session begins at 10am. Alpaca interaction, light brunch & browsing gift shop begins at 11am. Subject to local sales tax.
Alpaca Interaction ONLY
If you would like to attend, but not participate in the yoga, this is the ticket for you. Alpaca feed/interaction, light brunch & gift shop browsing only. Subject to local sales tax.