The 30-day challenge started three years ago at Happy Dog Yoga Studio in Port Huron when Rhonda Jones wanted to combine physical and mental health around the holidays with helping others. Jones, the Owner of Happy Dog, began the program three years ago and it’s growing. The way it works is that participants choose a start date between October 1st – 28th. Once a start date is chosen, individuals must practice on the mat 30 times in 30 consecutive days.
The giving comes with the requirement that participants bring a non-perishable food item for each in-studio class. Those interested in participating can stop by one of the Happy Dog Studios and buy a wristband and tote bag for twenty dollars. The net proceeds will be donated to Mid-City Nutrition. In addition to money raised from wristband purchases, the food items are also donated to Mid-City. Jones said, “If the challenge is completed, not only will [the organization] be feeding people, [participants] will get a free month of unlimited Yoga, a $90 value.”