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Peace of Mind: 2018 Day of Yoga & Wellness

On Saturday March 3, we held our 4th Annual Peace of Mind: A Day of Yoga and Wellness event! A record number of participants came together to share a day of yoga and wellness classes to support the good work of Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca. This community-focused event, held at Ithaca High School, offered 12 yoga classes, as well as a few new additions, which included Reiki, Tai Chi, Massage, Acupuncture and Meditation. It was a big hit! The event raised more than $15,000.

All registrants received a day pass to Rasa Spa and there were prizes for the top fundraising team and individuals donated by Rasa Spa.

The day started with opening remarks from Board President Doug Green and F&CS CEO, David Shapiro, followed by a Community Yoga class with more than 100 people participating. Afterwards, the day continued with three breakout sessions where participants chose to take additional yoga classes and/or try out new peace of mind activities like meditation, thai chi, acupuncture, massage, and reiki. With 19 yoga and wellness instructors, many volunteers, board members, staff, and community members, this year’s event had an abundance of enthusiasm and good will.

Special thanks to food sponsors Greenstar Natural Food Markets, Wegmans, and the POM committee for treating everyone to healthy snacks and drinks to fuel their day.

Our generous sponsors who made the event possible include: Presenting sponsors Cayuga Medical Center and Rasa Spa; Extended sponsors BDS Corporation/Northwestern Mutual, The Computing Center, CSP Management, Miller Mayer and Morgan Stanley; Team sponsors CFCU, Holt Architects and Sciarabba Walker; and media sponsor Cayuga Radio Group.

Thank you to our entire community for helping us ensure high-quality, affordable mental health care is accessible to anyone who needs it in our community.