Bixby Knolls organizes auction to Help Haiti Recover

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fundraiser for doctors-without-bordersFreeSpirit Yoga invites the entire community to attend “Help Haiti Recover,” a fundraising event this Saturday that will include a silent auction, opportunity drawing, and music.  All proceeds from the event will go directly to Doctors Without Borders.

“When I saw the devastation and human suffering in Haiti I knew I had to do something to help,” said Andrea Testa, owner of FreeSpirit Yoga. “I felt compelled to organize the businesses in our area and invite the local community to come and help make a contribution to the cause. We want as many people as possible to come to the studio!”

Bixby Knolls businesses are donating products and services of all types to Help Haiti Recover.

“Businesses from outside the area are also donating to the event. The response has been fantastic and we are grateful for everyone who can provide something to help raise money,” Testa added.

Music throughout the event will be provided by the Temple Bhajan Band.  Winners of the auction will be announced promptly at 3:45 pm. Parking available in back of building and along Atlantic Avenue.

Help Haiti Recover will take place on Saturday, January 30, from 2:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m. at FreeSpirit Yoga in Bixby Knolls. So far, the Help Haiti Recover silent auction items include:

  • FreeSpirit Yoga: Quarterly Unlimited & a 20 class series ($250 & $190)
  • Everyday Zen Relaxation Spa: Massages by Keicher, Stacey Morrison & others
  • Chrysalis Stage: 2 Tickets to Twelfth Night & bottle of Champagne
  • Averyboo Arts Creative Center: 3 mos. art/play
  • Roy Robbins Gifts and Stationery: painted gift box
  • Doug Orr art work
  • Private in home or machine Pilates with Pat ($80)
  • Ayurveda Consult with Dharma ($125)
  • 3 one-hour private tutoring sessions with a credentialed Special Ed. Teacher
  • Theatre West Productions for 2 ($280)
  • Home Design Consultation by Elizabeth Keegan Phillips ($200)
  • Cooking Class with Ranmalee, Recipe booklet & lunch pakages ($170)

Raffle items include: ($5 per ticket or 5 for $20)

  • Nino’s Italian Restaurant: Dinner for 2
  • Elise’s Tea Room: Luncheon Delight for 2
  • jewelry by Melannie, Ranmalee, Melissa
  • No Resistant & FSY t-shirts
  • Henna Tattoos by Jenny
  • thick yoga mat, neti pot, cd’s,
  • gift certificates from Salon Pop & Barber Salon,
  • Chewsy Dog teeth cleaning,
  • Michelle Mangione (Cal  Heights resident), What is a Saint CD (2)

FreeSpirit Yoga is located 3910 Atlantic Avenue. For more information about Help Haiti Recover or to donate to the auction or raffle, contact Andrea Testa, RYT by calling 562-989-9959 or visit their website,, and click on the “fundraiser” button.


One Response to “Bixby Knolls organizes auction to Help Haiti Recover”
  1. John Royce says:

    Free Spirit is not only a wonderful place to experience Yoga, it’s also filled with compassionate, caring people, and Andrea always has something going on to make it easy to give back or help.