Open Your Heart

By Ilana Cookler | N Street Village Development Assistant

yoga heartThis past Monday, N Street Village clients and staff enjoyed a special treat when Lululemon staff Claudia Porcello and Nicole Cox hosted an “Open Your Heart” themed yoga class.  The class focused on poses surrounding the heart, breath and relaxation. It was truly the perfect way to kick off Valentine’s Day Week!

After the event, N Street Village Residential Team Advocate Kyle Lefler shared, “Lululemon provided an easily accessible class today, which was such a nice space for so many of the women to focus on breath and exercise.  I love seeing the ladies push themselves to try something that they may have never done before, even if it looks or feels a little crazy at first.  It’s awesome that N Street Village and Lululemon could collaborate to create a safe space to try new things, and of course, I love being able to practice yoga as part of my work day.”

Clients left the class feeling, refreshed, renewed, and ready to start their week. N Street Village client, Robin, participated in the class  and said, It was an exhilarating class and not too overwhelming. Since my rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I find it difficult to participate in yoga but the instructors from Lululemon made today enjoyable.”

After the yoga event, clients enjoyed light refreshments and received a gift bag with a Lululemon headband and change purse. We thank the Lululemon team for sharing their time and expertise with our community this Valentine’s Day week.

About nstreetvillage

N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
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