Benefit Yoga Class for the PMC

Date: June 25th, 2016.

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Please come on out and support 15 year melanoma survivor Mark Kent! Alignment Based Yoga Class, followed by Restorative Yoga & Self Care Practices with Heartsong's Stacey Duquette Saturday afternoon, June 25, 3 to 4:30 pm, 2016 Suggested donation: $20.00 Checks can be made out to PMC, payment accepted at the door. or mail to: Heartsong Yoga 264 North Main St. East Longmeadow, MA 01028 Any and all donations welcome. You are also welcome to come in to the studio and Sign a Prayer Flag in honor of someone you know who has been touched by cancer, and make a donation of any amount, every bit supports this great cause. This will be Mark’s 16 year of pedaling the two ­day 180 mile ride (August 6 & 7 ) to support Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Pan Mass Challenge! Out of last year’s 6,000 riders, 200 of them are “Living Proof” riders who are survivors. Learn how Yoga can increase your core strength, range of motion, balance, mental focus, reduce risk of injury and improve overall body awareness. This alignment based class will cover fundamental alignment principles of Sun Salutation, Standing postures and will focus on stretching the large muscles groups of the hips and legs to support a healthy spine. We will conclude with Restorative Yoga and self-­massage techniques to help promote deep relaxation of both body and mind. All levels welcome! Founded in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. Mark will donate 100% of every raised dollar to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through it's Jimmy Fund. To learn more about the PMC and Mark visit this site. A message from Mark: Along much of the ride for both days, there are spectators, well wishers and survivors cheering on the riders. As a rider, the energy and love washes over you and feeds your heart and legs in a way that brings goosebumps and sometimes tears. This year, once again, my ride will incorporate the tradition of Tibetan prayer flags, inscribed with names and messages to and from those touched by cancer. The ancient symbols displayed on these flags, known as "wind horse" flags, produce a spiritual vibration that is activated and carried by the wind across the countryside to quietly harmonize the environment, impartially increasing happiness and good fortune among all living beings. Stacey has been practicing Yoga since 1990 and has been teaching since 1997. She holds a 500 hour certification with the Hard & Soft Yoga Institute where she is on faculty and a 300 hour certification from the Piedmont Yoga Studio under the mentorship of Rodney Yee. She draws on her background in Modern Dance, as a Pilates Trainer, Personal Trainer and a Licensed Massage Therapist with a specialty in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Her teaching style integrates detailed alignment awareness, fitness, somatic movement and a joyful approach to cultivating mindfulness and health. She is thrilled to support friend and fellow Yoga buddy Mark meet his 2016 fundraising goals!