This past Saturday, on May 2, the Athleta Retail Store at the Kenwood Mall held a mother/daughter yogi event in partnership with Project Yoga Cincinnati.
The event was inspired as a special event to celebrate mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, aunts, grandmothers and the wonderful bond women hold between one another, explains Project Yoga Program Manager and Simply Power Yoga teacher Amy Banfield.
“Through the practice of yoga, treating yourself afterwards and maybe even winning an Athleta gift card were all a great precursor to celebrate Mother’s Day,” says Banfield.
During the event, guests participated in a soothing yet fun-filled one hour vinyasa-inspired class led by Banfield herself. After the class, she says participants enjoyed treats, mini makeovers compliments of Sephora, opportunities to win a gift card as well as other goodies.
The free yoga event to celebrate Mother’s Day isn’t the last that will be put on by Project Yoga.
Beginning on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, donation classes at Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters in Blue Ash will take place every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. A cash donation of $5 to $10 is requested, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Project Yoga. These classes will be taught by Project Yoga volunteer instructors.
On June 6, 13 and 20, Project Yoga’s teachers will be a Lululemon in Hyde Park Square for free 50-minute yoga classes. These Saturday morning classes from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. will be held at the Luluemon retail store in Hyde Park Square.
Project Yoga is partnering up with City Silence to host free meditations in Ault Park beginning June 14. The free meditation Sundays will begin at 4:00 p.m. Banfield says that people can come for 5 minutes, 10 minutes or for the entire session, “people are free to come and go as they please.” Banfield adds the exact location of them within Ault Park will be determined as it gets closer.
The yoga studio will once again partner up with Atleta at the Kenwood Mall for the Solstice Event on June 21, also Father’s Day. Banfield says she will teach the free one-hour yoga class to help celebrate the start of summer, adding that all are welcome to join.
To learn more about Project Yoga and their upcoming events, visit projectyogacincinnati.org.