The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest in the world. People train for years to be able to run the 26.2 mile route. A few of them also spend a lot of time fundraising for great causes.
AnamBliss is teaching a fundraising class for Michelle Kay, who is running the Boston Marathon for Boston Partners in Education. She is $1,000 away from hitting her goal of $10,000 and has just a few final weeks left. What better way to end her long journey, than to hit her target and let her body recover, than with a yoga class?
In the class, with Kate Hamm, we will use Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls, corrective exercises, and traditional yoga poses to target improve muscle performance, flexibility, recovery, and relaxation. While the class is geared to running, the techniques are beneficial for everybody and every body.
All donations go to Boston Partners in Education. A wonderful organization that matches students who are struggling academically with community volunteers, called academic mentors, who then visit students in their classrooms once a week to provide extra academic support. Last year, they matched more than 3,200 K-12 students with 539 volunteers in 63 schools across Boston. It has been shown that students who work with academic mentors from Boston Partners in Education read more books, pass standardized tests, improve their attendance, raise their grades, and graduate on-time. As a former teacher’s assistant and school volunteer, Michelle has seen firsthand the impact that individualized attention can have on academic success, which is why she is running for this cause.
WHEN: Saturday, April 8th, 1pm-3pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Athletic Club, 85 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
COST: $40 Suggested Donation (More is welcome!) Pay the day of, or online.