Asanas for the Shorteez

Drew Corrigan typically does his good deeds one massage client or yoga class at a time. But earlier this year, the Australian native felt the urge to help struggling communities far beyond the yoga studios and massage tables of Kansas City. How can a body worker of meager financial means fight global poverty? Starting this month, Corrigan is teaching an all-levels, donations-only yoga class at noon every Sunday at Maya Yoga (215 West 18th Street). All proceeds will benefit the Central Asia Institute, a nonprofit founded by Greg Mortenson (co-author of Three Cups of Tea) that promotes education, particularly for girls, in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. For more information, see

Sundays, noon, 2008