be present Announces Release of New ‘Restore Hoodie’ and Partnership with the Arthritis Foundation

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Yoga clothing company be present will donate 25% of proceeds from its new restorative yoga specific top, the Restore Hoodie, to the Arthritis Foundation.

the be present Restore Hoodie

My passion and life's work is yoga therapeutics, and we see a lot of people with arthritis whose lives are transformed by the practice of yoga.

Denver-based yoga clothing company, be present, is excited to launch a brand new product to its line: the Restore Hoodie. With this product launch, the company has partnered with yoga teacher Bo Forbes and the Arthritis Foundation.

be present has collaborated with Bo Forbes to create this women’s top made specifically for restorative yoga. Bo is a yoga teacher, integrative yoga therapist, and clinical psychologist with over 22 years of clinical experience in mind-body healing. She also created the Integrative Yoga Therapeutics method, is the director of the New England School of Integrative Yoga established in 2006, which offers teacher training and online trainings in mind-body yoga therapeutics to yoga students all over the world.

Bo has brought her own perspective to the design process as she worked with be present founder and designer, Amy Lopatin Dobrin. The new hoodie is made from Tencel®, which is an eco-friendly, extremely soft fabric that is produced from wood pulp. The top is long and fitted through the body with a wide v-neck opening and hood. Across the front, the word “restore” is screen printed. This top not only works well for restorative yoga, but can function as a layering piece when settling into savasana at the end of a class or is easy to throw on when leaving a yoga class.

With the launch of the Restore Hoodie, be present and Bo Forbes announce a unique partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Inc. In an effort to raise awareness about various forms of arthritis and how it affects people of all ages, be present will be donating 25% of all proceeds from the Restore Hoodie to the Foundation. The intersection between yoga and arthritis is a topic of great interest to many Arthritis Foundation constituents. This relationship is one that be present, along with Bo Forbes and the Arthritis Foundation hopes will educate and inspire arthritis sufferers about the benefits of yoga.

"I'm so excited to be collaborating with be present and the Arthritis Foundation. My passion and life's work is yoga therapeutics, and we see a lot of people with arthritis whose lives are transformed by the practice of yoga. My goal is to help raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, and particularly restorative yoga, for people with arthritis," said Forbes.

The Restore Hoodie is available for purchase for $71 in various colors at

About the Arthritis Foundation:

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
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About Bo Forbes:

Bo is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and integrative yoga therapist whose background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, a system that specializes in the therapeutic application of yoga for anxiety, insomnia, depression, immune disorders, arthritis and chronic pain, physical injuries, and athletic performance. Bo conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally and writes frequently for Yoga Journal, Body + Soul, and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She is the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and Depression. Learn more at her personal website, or take her classes online at

About be present:

be present, clothing for the yoga lifestyle, was established in Colorado in 2002 by Amy Lopatin Dobrin and Jon Dobrin. All be present clothing is proudly made in the USA. The brand remains at the forefront of the yoga apparel industry, continually designing clothing that is original and functional.
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