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Austin non-profit offers free yoga for cancer survivors

By on Aug 26, 2009


Today I could talk about more of what is new in social media or online fundraising strategies.  But, instead, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an Austin-area organization that is making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.  We all need a feel-good story every once in a while, right? 

I was recently introduced to an organization that offers free yoga classes for cancer survivors, in an effort to increase the healing process for those who have battled the disease.  YogaBear is a national 501(c)3 organization with chapters that have recently expanded to Texas.  The Austin chapter, headed by Holly Krenek, is working with Sundara Yoga to offer unlimited free classes to cancer survivors. The idea is that the yoga helps to calm the soul, and those who have undergone stress during treatment can find tranquility through its healing powers.  YogaBear works with survivors to find the right studio for them – one where they will feel comfortable in the environment and with the classes.  

This Labor Day, September 7th, in Austin there is an city-wide Free Day of Yoga event; YogaBear will be offering a special healing therapy session at the Sundara Yoga studio from 2:00-3:15pm.  Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a while, I recommend checking out this event.  It will be a great opportunity to meet those involved in YogaBear’s efforts while feeding your own soul with a little R&R.   


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