Yoga Classes to Benefit Open Minds Foundation

Shepherdstown, WV – In the spirit of karma yoga, or giving back in selfless service, Jala Yoga will offer $5 classes on each Sunday in August from 3-4 pm to benefit a new not-for-profit organization, the Open Minds Foundation.  Classes will alternate between Jala’s Shepherdstown and Charles Town locations and be taught by different instructors each week.  Space is first come, first served, and payment is by cash only.

The Open Minds Foundation is an organization serving at-risk youth in high poverty communities in Maryland and West Virginia.  Through yoga, mindful eating practices, nature education, contemplative arts and music, and mentoring, young people will learn emotional management skills needed to navigate life’s challenges and sustain mental health and happiness.

“Jala Yoga is pleased to be able to support like-minded organizations working to improve the lives of all people,” Jala owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce said.  “We encourage people to experience the joy of practicing yoga with others while benefiting our local community.”

The alternating schedule is as follows:

August 3 – Charles Town (307 West Washington Street)
August 10 – Shepherdstown (117 West German Street)
August 17 – Charles Town
August 24 – Shepherdstown
August 31 – Charles Town

For more information, visit or call 401-440-0279.