'All Can Do Yoga'; Rehab program classes funded.


SOUTHBRIDGE -- Members of Tradewinds Clubhouse in Southbridge are benefiting from a series of Yoga classes offered by Brimfield resident Sharon Palmer, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and owner of All Can Do Yoga. Palmer received a grant for the classes from the Teaching for Diversity program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge. Funding for the TFD program has been made available through the generous donations of the patrons of Kripalu Center.

"Yoga has so many benefits which everyone should have access to, so my mission is to offer Yoga to those who may be least likely to sign up for a class at a studio,'' Palmer said. "Practicing Yoga is a way for Clubhouse members to learn to manage stress, enhance their health, and have some fun together. When faced with stressful situations, such as job interviews or GED testing, members have a toolbox of practices from our Yoga classes, such as calming breathing techniques, which can help the members attain their goals,'' she added.

Tradewinds Clubhouse is a successful vocational rehabilitation program of Human Resources Unlimited in Springfield, and focuses on assisting adults in recovery from mental illness in returning to school and work, and becoming fully integrated into their...

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