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Jun 3, 2008
Care2 Customer Service maestro, Kristen, loves Yoga. I recently discovered she’s also putting that passion to impact the lives of others. Kristen at Wunderlich Park

Kristen teaches yoga to help girls from Juvenile Hall and foster care find a path toward empowerment and wellbeing.   She volunteers at The Art of Yoga Project, a local nonprofit founded in 2005 by nurse practitioner and yoga instructor Mary Lynn Fitton.

The girls in the program have often suffered years of emotional, sexual and physical abuse. They lack the positive support and emotional tools needed to get and stay healthy.   Over the course of the program, they learn to trust the instructors while developing confidence and pride in themselves.  The process combines yoga, meditation, art and writing. 

Kristen says that “working with the girls can be quite a challenge, but the reward from seeing these tough girls let their guard down and begin opening up is remarkable. “  As Kristen describes her involvement with the girls, her compassion and pride for their growth is wonderful.   The transcendental nature of yoga clearly brings great connection and happiness for both teacher and student.
 

Thank you Kristen for finding such a meaningful way to live your values.
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