Yoga Fest To Benefit Boys And Girls Clubs

Posted: April 25, 2014

HARRISONBURG — The third annual Yoga Fest will be held Saturday to tout the benefits of yoga, nutritious foods and a healthy lifestyle.

But more importantly, say organizers, it will raise awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s mission to make a difference in the lives of young people, said Bill Carter, executive director of the group.

The event will take place at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Ave., Harrisonburg. Participants can register online at www.bgchr.org, or at the door starting at 9 a.m.

Last year, Yoga Fest drew about 75 participants. In its first year, 2012, about 60 came.

“If we get 100 people and we can raise a couple of thousand dollars,  that would be great,” Carter said. “Our real goal is to educate people that may not know about what we do with children in the community with Boys and Girls Club.”

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., participants can visit information tables of the Valley’s participating health and wellness facilities, including Bikram Yoga Harrisonburg, The Center, East-West Yoga, The Nest, Sentara RMH Wellness Center and Shenandoah Yoga.

Then, those in attendance can take part in an energizing all-levels yoga practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

“We are encouraging people to bring their own mat. If they don’t, we will have one for them, but there is a limited number available,” he said.

From noon to 1 p.m., participants can enjoy complimentary healthy food from local establishments including A Bowl of Good, Friendly City Food Co-Op and Pulp.

The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children ages 6 to 10. All proceeds will go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Contact Jonathon Shacat at 574-6286 or jshacat@dnronline.com



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