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Posted by Jen Clark Estes October 24, 2013 12:26 PM
Photo courtesy of Tracy Rodriguez Photography
Join hundreds of other children and families from New England for an afternoon of yoga, fun and fundraising. At the Kids' Yogathon, little yoginis and their families can participate in a number of yoga classes, as well as enjoy live music, arts and crafts, a Circus Yoga Corner and an Acro Yoga Playground -- all while raising money for the West Suburban YMCA. This event is organized by the non-profit Yoga Reaches Out, whose mission is to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children. Past Yogathon events, including one at Gillette Stadium, have brought together over a thousand people and raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for charities in New England. Yoga is an excellent way to nurture a child's body, mind and spirit -- and this event, held at the West Suburban YMCA, helps them to take their yoga practice further, by learning the value of giving to others. There is a registration fee, and each participant must pledge to raise a minimum of $75 ($125 per family) prior to the event, which aims to raise over $20,000. However, drop-in participants can pay $125 on the day of the event. Please consider bringing a gently used or new book, toy, or arts and crafts item for Boston Youth Sanctuary, which is a therapeutic after-school program for youth ages 6-13 in Dorchester. Sat., Nov. 2, 1 - 4 p.m. $10 registration fee, plus $75 fundraising requirement. Adult supervision required. Preregistration strongly encouraged. West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., Newton Center. www.yogareachesout.kintera.org
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