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A 'Feel Good' Approach to Business

Aromatherapy Essentials offers yoga classes to benefit HorseAbility - a therapeutic riding program for special needs children and adults.

One of the many great things about Huntington is the involvement of so many of our local businesses in the community.

If you go to any fundraiser around town, you will see restaurants donating food (and sometimes even their staff), and local merchants providing merchandise and gift certificates for raffle baskets prepared by everyone from the to the , , and just about every other local non-profit who ever asks for their help. If you're not convinced by any of the other long list of reasons to shop local, this alone should be a deciding factor.

on Main Street has found its own unique way to involve themselves in an organization that they support. Free yoga classes! Three times a week, Sunday from 9:30-11 am, Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 am and Thursday from 6:15-7:15 pm, instructor Lori Street-Ames generously donates her time to lead anywhere from 2-12 participants of every level, from beginner to advanced. "We want to get the message out that yoga is for everyone." explained Aromatherapy owner Cecelia Koomen.

There is a suggested donation of $15 per class, and 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to Horseablity, a fantastic organization offering a range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of its participants.

Last year at this time, Koomen was involved with a Breast Cancer Awareness event in the store and Street-Ames was a customer who volunteered to offer a free yoga class for breast cancer awareness. It was so well received that they have been offering the 3x weekly classes since. Street-Ames is on the board of Horseability, which is an all-volunteer organization that works on a shoestring budget.

No registration is required to join the class; all you need to do is show up. You will leave feeling great - physically from the wonderful workout you will receive, and mentally, knowing that you are helping a worthy cause in the process.  

Call the store for more details 631-692-2626.

Kimberly Glutz March 25, 2011 at 05:32 AM
Will they be offering any more free yoga classes any time soon?

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