Yoga with the Tigers at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary


Black Cat Yoga is partnering with Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary in an effort to assist their organization in raising funds so that they may continue to fulfill their mission of providing a safe, loving and forever home to endangered big cats and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and in captivity. Their primary focus is in the rescue of exotic animals from serious situations. Once an animal arrives at Catty Shack Ranch, they have a loving, forever home for life. They do not breed, trade, sell, or buy any of their residents.

Black Cat Yoga Studio will be guiding a 60-minute accessible yoga experience on location at Catty Shack Ranch in a large open field located near the majestic large cats who call this sanctuary home. Immediately following the yoga, we will be given a private guided tour by the volunteers of the facility where you will be given an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the animals and their organization.

Bring the  Kids!
There will also be a “Cubs Corner” so you can bring your kids! All little cubs will sit with the adults for the video. Then as the adults go to the 1-hour yoga class, the cubs will go play games. After the yoga class, adults and cubs will reunite for a guided tour where you will have the chance to meet all the Catty Shack residents.

ALL of the proceeds for this event will go directly to Catty Shack Ranch. It is our intention at Black Cat Yoga to give back to our community and to be stewards to our animal companions who share the earth with us. Please join us for an afternoon of well-being, fellowship, and help us support this wonderful and caring organization.


Adult tickets: $20
Child tickets: $10

Tickets are available through Catty Shack Ranch directly on their website, or you can purchase tickets at the gate. Please bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably.

***This is a donation event and tickets are nonrefundable.

Charity Bingo Night with First Coast Chapter – Canine Companions

We are teaming up with Bank of England Mortgage – Jacksonville, FL and hosting a Charity Bingo Night with First Coast Chapter – Canine Companions.

The First Coast Chapter consists of enthusiastic volunteers, puppy raisers and graduate teams from Jacksonville, Florida area. Their mission is to support Canine Companions for Independence through fundraising and community awareness.

Your first bingo card will always be free. If you’d like to make a donation to the charity, you can receive additional cards & raffle tickets. We will play up to 8 games and have over 10+ prizes! With every Southern Swells beer purchased you’ll receive a ticket to win additional prizes.

Brucci’s Pizza – West Beaches will be donating some pizza for the night so be sure to get here early and grab some grub!

Remember: Bingo is always free, but must be 21+ to play!

Catty Shack Saturday Night Feeding

Leave dogs at home ~!

During an evening visit at Catty Shack Ranch, you’ll be guided where to park by one of our volunteers. From your parking spot, you need only walk a short distance to our entrance to check in. If you purchased tickets online, we will check your name against our list. If not, no problem, you can pay when you arrive. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Tours begin at 6:00 PM and leave approximately every 20 minutes. Tours last about 45 minutes and you are encouraged to ask questions of the guide as he or she tells you about the animals.

Following your tour, you can wander around and revisit the animals, head to our entrance area and get something to eat or drink from our concession stand, or sit and relax on any of our benches and watch the animals enjoy their evening. The last tour leaves at 7:00 PM and we close the entrance gate at 7:15 PM. At 7:30 PM you get to watch us feed the animals! You’ll watch as we hand out as much as 600 pounds of meat, but you will hear the excitement too. The smaller animals – lynx, foxes, and coatimundis – are fed earlier in the day and not part of the public night feeding. The facility is mostly packed dirt or grass, accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like!!

Farm of Fantasy

Tricks and treats abound in a child friendly environment with horse and train rides, petting animals, photo opportunities and more! Free admission, parking, and tours. Donations are welcome. Rides are available for a suggested donation of $3 each. Your support keeps events and our programs running. Thank you.

Farm of Fantasy

Tricks and treats abound in a child friendly environment with horse and train rides, petting animals, photo opportunities and more! Free admission, parking, and tours. Donations are welcome. Rides are available for a suggested donation of $3 each. Your support keeps events and our programs running. Thank you.

Crafts and Giraffes

Join the Jacksonville Magazine’s Explorers Club!

Join us for Northeast Florida’s newest craft beer event, Crafts & Giraffes! A collaboration between White Oak Conservation Foundation, Jacksonville Magazine, and Bold City Brewery, this unique event combines the immersive wildlife experience of a tour at White Oak with the finest beer from your favorite local brewery!

During your tour, you will see rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and other White Oak residents while learning about White Oak’s work to save these imperiled species. After your tour, enjoy dinner prepared by our award-winning chefs. Throughout the night, you will enjoy Bold City Brewery craft beers, selected especially for this evening.

Very limited seating is available, so make your reservations soon!

$175/person or $300/couple

Thursday, June 21

5:00 -8:00 PM (please plan on arrival at 4:30)

Dress is Safari Chic – plan for outdoor conditions.

Community Meditation

The Mindfulness Community of Atlantic Beach Florida was established in 2012. Long time Mindfulness Meditation Practitioners in the Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing, we, Yvette and Kinney, opened our home in Atlantic Beach Florida to neighbors and friends as safe space to breathe, sit, and walk together, once a month, as a mindfulness practice. The meditation community we call a Sangha, now meet at Pure Imagination Arts at 469-11 Atlantic Blvd. Atlantic Beach, Florida. We offer meditation twice a month, the second Sunday and last Sunday of each month. We are now three facilitators: Yvette, Kinney (Harold) and Elena.

Our intention is to create a community where we gather in the energy of loving-kindness that soothes us as we navigate in a world in distress. Our collective practice not only cares for our needs, but for those around us in our communities—both local and worldwide. We look forward to our bi-monthly meditation practice in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. If you wish to learn more about the Thich Nhat Hanh and Order of Interbeing tradition, please read more at

The Practice Process: Our mindfulness practice runs for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. We open with sitting meditation for 25 minutes. We stand/stretch in Noble Silence (not speaking) for 5 minutes. Next, we do a walking meditation for about 15 minutes (outdoors or indoors). We do a stretch bathroom break in Noble Silence for 5 minutes. We share a short Dharma reading, or offer a Dharma talk, aimed at ways to live mindfully with messages in affirming our basic goodness, practicing loving-kindness and promoting well-being. Lastly, we have a Dharma discussion for 25 minutes on ways we may practice mindfulness in our daily lives. This is an opportunity to reflect upon your own meditation practice as well as what you are learning about practicing mindful living. We conclude. Because this may be new for many people, we’ll give brief explanations along the way. For the more curious, we invite those questions and explorations with us after our practice time.

We meet on Sundays, from 4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m., twice a month. We usually meet on the second Sunday and last Sunday of each month. When there is an exception, we will promptly notify you.

We look forward to seeing you!

In loving-kindness,

Yvette, Kinney and Elena

Vegan Party in the Garden – a Zen Anniversary

Please join us for a Vegan Garden Party in celebration of The Zen Butcher Company’s one year anniversary. This is a community style event suitable for the entire family.

Tim Armstrong, the owner of Eat Your Yard Jax has opened his farm for a day of vegan food, yoga, and plant based education.

Tim will start the day with a Walking Medicinal Plant tour. This tour will showcase the many varieties of North Florida Native plants, their medicinal qualities, and how to harvest their medicine at home.

Following the medicinal plant tour we will have Gentle Yoga in the Garden. This 75 minute gentle yoga session will be accessible to all levels and will focus on slow, mindful movements allowing you to dig deeper and ground yourself in nature. For those of you who want a little more energy in their practice we will also offer AcroYoga in the garden. Both class options will be suitable for beginners and experts.

Once you are done centering your bodies and minds all patrons will be seated for a Five Course Vegan Meal in the Garden, catered by The Zen Butcher Company. All dishes will be 100% Vegan featuring fresh, local ingredients. Gluten free options will be available. For gluten free requests please specify at the time of ticket purchase.

•There will be two ticket options available for a Morning Session or an Afternoon Session.
•Tickets are limited to 40 attendees for each session.
•Tickets are non-refundable.
•In the event of rain or inclement weather this event will be rescheduled to a future date.

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