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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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11/14/2023 5:00:00 AM Member News


Programs Include Series of Free Weekly Yoga Classes


Yoga 4 Change is honored to have received funding from Baptist Health to offer three new weekly yoga classes in Northeast Florida and bring mindfulness, movement, and connection to the community.

Yoga 4 Change, in partnership with Blue Zones Project Jacksonville, will host one free weekly yoga class in a different location in the region every 10 weeks. These classes are open to the public and the first is already underway at Legends Center and Gymnasium at 5130 Soutel Drive. It takes place every Tuesday through December 19 at 6:00 p.m. Locations of the upcoming sessions are to be announced and will be posted to the Yoga 4 Change website – y4c.org/events.

Baptist Health’s funding will also provide weekly classes at Pace Center for Girls Clay County and Pace Center for Girls Duval County. Pace Center for Girls provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. Yoga 4 Change will implement a trauma-informed weekly class at each location to offer physical and mental health resources that can be used anytime, anywhere.

“This generous funding from Baptist Health allows us to form new partnerships and serve more individuals in the community,” says Director of Development, Breanna Tivvis, “We are honored to collaborate with Baptist Health and bring more trauma-informed yoga to Northeast Florida.”

Yoga 4 Change is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2014, that fosters holistic wellbeing, resilience, and transformation for individuals and communities through evidence-based trauma-informed curricula.Y4C aims to heal and empower these underserved populations, creating healthier, safer communities, one class at a time.

Based in Florida, Yoga 4 Change has implemented programs in more than 60 partner facilities throughout four regions: Northeast Florida, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Central Florida. Yoga 4 Change envisions a world where people impacted by trauma feel supported, connected, and empowered to live a healthy and joyful life.

For more information on Yoga 4 Change’s programs, visit y4c.org or contact us at info@y4c.org.