Sunrise Yoga on Lake Wylie to Improve Health and Send Kids to Camp

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YMCA Camp Thunderbird and Om Yoga have teamed up to present a sunrise yoga series. The lakeside series is designed as a unique wellness experience and fundraiser to provide scholarships for kids to attend camp.

Not only will participants feel great physically, they’ll also leave knowing they made a difference in a child’s life by helping them go to camp.

Sunrise over Lake Wylie will offer more grandeur and purpose for early morning yoga enthusiasts gathered to improve their health while supporting a good cause this summer. YMCA Camp Thunderbird and Om Yoga are partnering to present a series of sunrise yoga classes, lakeside at the camp’s Duke Energy Pavilion on June 28, July 12, July 26 and August 9. The series is designed for enjoyment and as a fundraiser to support YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s annual Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

“The yoga series will be a fun, alfresco wellness experience,” said Jill Moore, YMCA Camp Thunderbird executive director. “Participants will be able to truly center themselves surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.”

All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Yoga mats will be available and refreshments will be served before and after each class. Instead of a class fee, participants are asked to make a donation to the Send a Kid to Camp campaign. One hundred percent of the proceeds will fund scholarships for children to attend YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s overnight and day camp. Since 1936, over 35,000 scholarships have been awarded to provide a camp experience for children who could not otherwise afford one.

“We are very excited to partner with YMCA Camp Thunderbird to provide this unique yoga experience,” says Maria Lages, owner of Om Yoga in Fort Mill, S.C. “Not only will participants feel great physically, they’ll also leave knowing they made a difference in a child’s life by helping them go to camp.”

The classes will be held from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. on the Saturday mornings of June 28, July 12, July 26 and August 9. Participants are asked to arrive by 6:45 a.m. to register and parking is available next to the pavilion.

For more information about the Sunrise Yoga Series, contact Jill Moore at YMCA Camp Thunderbird at (704) 716-4163 and jill(dot)moore(at)ymcacharlotte(dot)org or Maria Lages at Om Yoga at (803) 396-0493 and maria(at)omyogasc(dot)com.


About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 272,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for more than 140 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

About Om Yoga
Om Yoga opened in November 2011 as a community minded studio in Fort Mill, SC. Om Yoga offers a variety of classes led by teachers who are passionate about sharing physical, mental and spiritual wisdom through Yoga. The relaxing ambiance and convenient location provides a sanctuary from the daily pressures of a busy life.

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