August 6
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Rise Rooftop


The Puranik Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Houston and operating a private residential school in India, will host three “Yoga, Artz and Brunch for Educator’s Empowerment” events at RISE Rooftop located at 2600 Travis St. Suite R, Houston, 77006. The mindfulness events are curated for educators and feature all levels of yoga practice, a three-course plant-based organic brunch, booths from local artists, mindfulness activities, and live music.
The Puranik Foundation’s “Yoga, Artz and Brunch for Educator’s Empowerment” event schedule at RISE Rooftop includes: Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
“Educators are at the forefront of empowering the next generation and we want to show them we appreciate and cherish them,” said Puranik Foundation’s Executive Director Bhakti Salunkhe. “We want educators across the city of Houston to unwind, bring awareness to the now, and help them give their body and mind the love they so often give out.”
The event is free for educators with preregistration and non-educators can purchase tickets for $44 at The proceeds will benefit The Energy Project, a global service leadership internship program for the next generation of innovators.
The Puranik Foundation launched The Energy Project in December 2021, in partnership with HISD’s Energy Institute High School (EIHS), Rice University Energy Association and CleanTech Clubs, Stanford University Professor Ariel Raz, and Junior Achievement. The Energy Project offers students the opportunity to impact the future of sustainability by co-creating sustainable innovations to benefit Houston by problem-solving local energy challenges. Students will have the opportunity to showcase and pitch their innovation at the Lotus Innovation Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at The Post Oak Hotel. One innovation project will be awarded a $15,000 grant for the implementation of a prototype in Houston.
About the Puranik Foundation 501(c)(3)
The Puranik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Houston that owns and operates the Vision International Learning Center, a school in Pune, India. The Foundation believes in providing educational opportunities that open minds, stimulate holistic perspectives, and inspire transformation. Seated on 27 acres of sustainable land, the school provides private education to underserved children grades K-12 at no cost. Housing and meals throughout the week along with a curriculum enriched with nature exploration, mindfulness practices, critical thinking exercises, and leadership training are included.
The Puranik Foundation was founded 20 years ago and is the corporate social responsibility arm of Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM) a global design and manufacturer of flow equipment valves for the oil and gas business. Twice a year high school, college students, as well as teachers, professors and mindfulness practitioners from around the world are invited to visit the campus to participate in one of three week-long Global Service Leadership Programs hosted by the Foundation.