Yoga East Studio Launches Pilot Program At Washington Alternative School

In Partnership With Gandhi Global Center For Peace

Monday, October 23, 2017
Beth Daugherty
Beth Daugherty

Yoga East Studio and Master Teacher Beth Daugherty, 500 RYT, launched a six-week pilot program introducing students at Washington Alternative School to the benefits of yoga in achieving healthy mind, body, and spirit. 

Working in partnership with Gandhi Global Center For Peace which is based in Chattanooga, the pilot program is an opportunity for Yoga East Studio to take their impact beyond the walls of the yoga studio and into the community. 

Ms. Daugherty said, "I look forward to working with the students to help them learn how to use their breath to bring calmness into their lives, especially in stressful situations and to learn the physical benefits of yoga and how it can strengthen their bodies as well as calm their minds." 

Yoga East Studio Owner Jennifer Dixon said, "Yoga East celebrated the first day of its six-week pilot program bringing yoga to Hamilton County's teens that need it most at Washington Alternative School. Our goals for this pilot program, among others, is to teach the students self-acceptance; to respect and honor their bodies, and to realize the strength and capabilities they each have. These are lofty goals, but we know that practice can bring about these tremendous changes, and so many more." 

Ms. Dixon added, "We are so excited to get to share this opportunity with the next generation and thrilled to watch the transformation. A special thanks goes to Mantra Style for donating their locally designed and crafted mats. The saying goes, 'It takes a village..." Well, this yoga tribe is here to help."

For more information about Yoga East Studio visit www.yoga-east.net

For more information about Gandhi Global Center For Peace visit www.gandhicenterforpeace.org.

Yoga classes at Washington Alternative School
Yoga classes at Washington Alternative School


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