Yoga Studio Joining Project: OM, a National Effort to Battle Breast Cancer

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Artemis Yoga in Watertown is participating in projectOM, a yoga class of one million to battle breast cancer.

Liz Padula, owner of Artemis Yoga, sent out the following information:

We all know that positive, powerful change needs to start from the ground up and in this case from the yoga mat up. So we were thrilled to team up with Manduka, the industry’s most trusted yoga brand, to be a part of the world’s largest yoga class of one million bodies strong to benefit Susan G. Komen. As part of this effort, we share the collective goal to do great things – for our bodies, for the bodies of others and for the world. So we are inviting the community to be part of something epic and we are offering four donation-based classes on May 12 & 13 as follows:

Friday 5/12 – 9:30 a.m. – Level 1 Flow with Billy

Saturday 5/13 – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – Level 1 Flow with Eliza
Saturday 5/13 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Level 1 Iyengar with Rahel
Saturday 5/13 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Slow Flow with Meghann

To sign up for a project:OM  class at Artemis Yoga, please visit this registration link

Artemis Yoga invites students to pick a class and to set an intention for the practice such as a person you are honoring, a survivor, a fighter or any other reason for participating. It is estimated that 250,000+ new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and 40,000+ women and men will die of cancer, according to the source, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2016 ACS; 2016 Yoga In America Study. In fact studies have shown that women who get regular exercise have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are inactive. And while yoga can and should be used as a preventative measure to stay healthy, it can also be particularly helpful after a breast cancer diagnosis to help with stress, fatigue and pain management.

On a personal level, I am a breast cancer survivor for the past five years and yoga has been and especially, at the time of treatment, a critical component to keeping me active and in the mindset to handle the stress. I truly believe in the healing powers of the practice, so I invite anyone who would like to join project:OM to sign up for a class today. Together we can come together to help raise awareness with this mindful movement to drive positive change.

To register for a project:OM  class please visit this registration link.  Class will be held at Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA.

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