Special Olympics Massachusetts is happy to announce that our headquarters in Marlborough is now the site of weekly Yoga classes taught by certified Yoga teacher Pat Lebau. Classes are currently scheduled on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15pm.
The benefits of yoga for Special Olympics athletes include: increased strength and flexibility, increased self-confidence & self-awareness, and a greater sense of calmness, all benefits that will translate to improved sports performance.
Of course, these benefits aren’t only for competitive athletes. SOMA happily welcomes anyone seeking additional health & fitness opportunities to take advantage of Yoga at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. The classes are an excellent opportunity for Special Olympics to engage with the greater Marlborough community; ancillary programs such as these provide a way for people who aren’t familiar with Special Olympics to learn about our mission, values and, most importantly, our athletes.
Please join us for a unique opportunity to strengthen your body, mind & spirit while supporting the home of Special Olympics Massachusetts. Classes are welcoming & nurturing and can support anyone with a desire to try a new practice, so if you’ve never tried Yoga before, this is a great atmosphere to give it a try.
Drop-in rates for classes are $15/class, but if you’re a Special Olympics athlete or family member, volunteer or coach, you’re entitled to a discounted rate of $12/class. Because of a generous donation from the Kripalu Center’s “Teach for Diversity Grant,” all yoga supplies were donated at no cost to SOMA, enabling a percentage of the proceeds from admission fees to go directly to Special Olympics. With questions, call 508.485.0986, ext. 223.