Soniashnyk Means Sunflower in Ukrainian

When we chose a sunflower theme for the Barn Yoga logo nearly five years ago, we had no idea that the sunflower was the national flower of Ukraine. Being Barn Yoga, it seemed only fitting to use an image which might be associated with a barn, but more importantly, those sunflowers standing tall, each one unique, but all reaching for the same sun, evoked in us feelings of hopefulness and joy. Those were feelings we had experienced in our own Kaiut Yoga practice, and were feelings that we wanted others to experience in their practice as well.
The sunflower (soniashnyk in Ukrainian) was also chosen by the people of Ukraine as their symbol of hopefulness and joy. And in these dark times for their country, the sunflower has become more important than ever, serving as a powerful reminder to keep reaching for the light even in the midst of great adversity.
We at Barn Yoga would like to lend our support to the people of Ukraine with whom we share this beautiful flower symbol. We will be donating a portion of our revenue this month to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
If you would like to make a donation yourself, please consider donating to the International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, or to a Ukrainian relief organization of your choice.
In this time of great uncertainty, we invite you to remember the unwavering hopefulness of the sunflower and to keep reaching for the light.
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