First time ever to have the Yoga Day USA at the YMCA of Port Arthur, Texas. We wanted to offer this class to the community and to also benefit those less fortunate, by offering the class for free for an oatmeal donation.
The donation of the oatmeal was to benefit the United Board of Missions Food Bank, which in turn, supplies groceries for families in need, in our community.
It was standing room only as Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT 200, led a class of 50 participants in a gentle beginning hatha yoga class. It was estimated that for 70% of the participants, it was their first time to take a yoga class or their first time to take a yoga class at the YMCA of Port Arthur.
Literature about yoga & body butter samples were given out to all the participants.
Last Yoga Day USA event is Monday, January 25th, 2010 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. Oatmeal donation for a free gentle beginning yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, as I only have a few on hand.