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December 27, 2019

The Good Things Yoga Brings: Looking Forward To 2020

Anyone who has been doing Yoga for a period of time knows the many benefits it brings: It calms you after a particularly stressful situation, it helps you become more flexible and agile with daily practice, and it helps with balance, both physically as well as mentally. However, as you will shortly see, yoga is changing people's lives for the better in the new year.

BRATTLEBORO — Laura Tabachnick described her brainchild – Yoga Locally, a collective of yoga teachers teaching classes by donation and giving those collections to local organizations – as “healing ourselves, healing the community.”

Tabachnick said she was able to donate some money then but wanted to find a place where more people could attend. She ended up getting a reduced rate at 118 Elliot St. but donations were not always reliable for covering rent. It was especially helpful when someone would sponsor for a month; more money could go to the organizations. Businesses had been approached about providing the subsidy in exchange for free advertising as the classes would be publicized, but there were not many offers. “It's a beautiful thing,” Tabachnick said. Read More…

We couldn't agree more! Giving back to the community is an amazing thing to do, and using yoga to bring people together can truly help out an ailing community. For instance, take a look at this video entitled, “Yoga 4 A Good Hood: Creating Community Through Affordable, Accessible Yoga”

Finally, not only does yoga help one become a better person, it also can lead to some great opportunities, too! Just take it from Robyn Whittingham who has just been given the opportunity to join the Make-A-Wish foundation!

Robyn WhittinghamSTAMFORD, CT — Make-A-Wish Connecticut announced this week Stamford resident Robyn Whittingham has “warmly and proudly” been appointed to the organization's board of directors. She comes to role with leadership experience, having opened the Enjoy Community Wellness & Yoga studio in Stamford after a career as an executive in global human resources, according to the announcement. Read More…

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