New Programs

March 1, 2019 – A lot happened this month! Jacob Friedman started teaching yoga for men at Transitions in Hyde Park, where Elle Renaldo teaches the women who live there. After a rough end of the year, Elle was able to move to the “men’s” room upstairs, which is bigger and cleaner, and the women have returned to yoga!

Cassandra Currie is steady at Red Hook Residential Center, teaching the staff and the residents weekly yoga class.

Alison Fox completed her yoga series at Twin County Recovery and we’re waiting to see if they will pick it up and continue.

Alec Butterfield, Brooke Murray and I went to a volunteer training at the Hudson County Jail and we will begin classes soon. I was so surprised and pleased at the welcome we received there! Both the CO and the deacon leading the training kept exclaiming about yoga coming into the prison and how wonderful it was going to be – wow!

I met with Carol Donahoe who programs events at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, and we had a great meeting. She offered us two scholarships to attend their annual Yoga and Service Conference in early May, so Elle and I will be representing SSP! Many thanks to Carla Goldstein for connecting us.

We are fast approaching the end of the money that we raised last fall. It will now be the focus to figure out how to sustain this project. Hopefully, we’ll make some connections and learn from the presenters at the Omega conference. I’m thinking we need to find an organization that has 501c3 status and could umbrella us to raise money, apply for grants, etc. If you have any ideas, please let us know!! Thank you all, for your continued support.

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