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7th grade session

I just wanted to say how grateful we are to WHY Outreach for giving our students this fun and enriching experience! I know that the girls enjoyed it, and the boys had fun as well (even though they weren't paying attention all of the time haha). 


It was a lovely way to break the rhythm of the day for them. Most of them have never tried yoga before, and Janel's lesson was wonderfully paced for both the students, and the more experienced adults. It makes me happy that they were able to enjoy something new and beneficial.


Thank you so much!!


Anya Dildin

Mentor Coordination & Data Collection

Americorps VISTA

Grace Academy, Hartford CT

Past Events


November 8, 2014

Cocktails off the Mat

Our first fundraiser was a tremendous success! ​We are grateful for everyone who donated food, drink, and to our silent auction. Daniel Salazar, Jr., Steve Laschever, and Axcénted DJ provided amazing music and West Hartford Yoga graciously hosted the event. Breck Macnab and Patty Cousins for documented the evening. Photos >>

April 23, 2016

Midnight Madness:
An upbeat full moon fundraiser

On Saturday, April 23, we channeled the positive energy of the full moon into a powerful yoga class. We turned down the lights, donned glow sticks, and let the yoga flow raise our spirits. Photos >>

April 7, 2017

Feed Your Spirit: A yoga fundraiser

The evening began with several of our WHY Outreach teachers sharing their stories and was followed by a powerful and energizing class led by Barbara Ruzansky. Each movement was accompanied perfectly by Kevin Paris' music. Many thanks to everyone who joined us and helped to feed the spirits of those less fortunate. Photos >>

April 28, 2018

Full Moon Madness fundraiser

On Saturday, April 28, we hosted our second full moon fundraiser at West Hartford Yoga. The joyful, quirky yoga class was led by WHY's Barbara Ruzansky and featured music by Hands On Drumming. The dimly-lit room was brightened by glow sticks, a full-moon projection, and the overall positive energy from every participant. It's the most fun yoga costume party around! Photos >>

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