Sample different yoga instructors and support charity!

$5 Yoga at New England Integrative Health Associates
Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Sample different local yoga instructors in weekly classes that support local charity.  Dr. Kara Burkhart, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, is offering yoga Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at New England Integrative Health Associates in Bishops Corner.  Dr. Burkhart would like to inspire people to start a regular yoga practice because of the many health benefits, especially stress reduction. See the links below to learn more about how yoga can improve your health. Class will run from May 3 through July 19. Space is limited, so plan to come a few minutes early to reserve a place. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and water.  Suggested donation of $5 (bring cash, please) will benefit the Backpack Program.

Yoga Schedule

May 3: Kristin Cork www.yogacentercollinsville.com

May 10: Iris Maurer www.thevalleyyoga.com 

May 17: Carrie Brostek www.thevalleyyoga.com

May 24: Wendy Kolanz www.theATMACenter.com

May 31: Julie Erasmus www.yogaillumination.com

June 7: Maggie Kortchmar www.yogacenterofcollinsville.com

June 14: Staff www.mysacredmovement.com

June 21: Maria Alutto www.westhartfordyoga.com

June 28: Michael Torrant www.westhartfordyoga.com

July 5: Pamela Mirante  pamelaemsw@aol.com

July 12: Amanda Horne  www.westhartfordyoga.com

The Junior League of Hartford administers the Backpack Program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Each week, 25 backpacks are filled with child-friendly, nonperishable, vitamin-fortified foods for the weekend. The backpacks contain enough food to feed the child for two days and include food for at least one family meal. The backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on Friday afternoons and collected early the following week. In addition to food, the backpacks contain information about how to prepare healthy snacks or meals with the food provided, nutritional tips and non-food items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, pencils, children’s books, hats, mittens, and information on area social services and resources. Because they seek to provide enough food to help feed the participating children’s families in addition to the children themselves, they estimate that the Backpack Program feeds over 125 individuals each weekend.

More reading on Yoga:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/CM00004

Why do yoga?

http://kripalu.org/article/512/

Deepak Chopra on yoga:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/yoga-heart-health_b_900621.html

Talks about a 10 week yoga program that showed lowered stress levels:

http://kripalu.org/article/1166/