Hundreds attend yoga class to raise funds for outreach program

Posted at 11:06 PM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 01:06:58-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah’s largest annual yoga class took place Saturday morning at the Rose Wagner Theater, and more than 200 people signed up to take the class, which offers a workout for a good cause.

Hundreds of Utah yogis were practicing with a purpose, as all of the funds raised at the event go toward InBody Outreach.

“InBody Outreach is a non-profit organization that takes yoga and mindfulness and healing modalities into under-served populations,” said Linda Black of InBody Outreach.

The organization provides volunteer instructors, who visit more than 68 community centers in the Salt Lake area, teaching free yoga to people in recovery programs and low-income populations.

"It’s really an exploration into who they are: physically, emotionally, mentally, and in the heart,” Yoga Instructor Cynthia Wand said.

As they stretch, breathe, and challenge their bodies, participants grow together.

"There really is something when we come together in community, holding an intention of peace, of love, of light of gratitude,” Wand said.

They're able to walk away knowing their practice is spreading beyond their personal mat, and into the lives of people who can really benefit from some inner peace.