Yoga By Degrees teachers Jenni Anotonicic, Julie Lomax, Assistant Manager, Meghan Rohde and Manager, Samantha Raphael recently put on their running shoes and headed to a local construction site to help several builders warm up before a day of construction.”Part of the practice of Yoga is about connecting with others. We feel it’s our responsibility to step up and help the community when the need arises and we can be of service. So when Habitat approached us to volunteer of course we said yes!” Yoga By Degrees Manager, Samantha Raphael
Each morning the Yoga By Degrees Instructors lead the builders through a series of standing yoga postures that lasted about 15 minutes to help increase their flexibility, strength, balance and focus before they started building for the day. Organizers and Volunteers say they were extremely grateful for YBD’s participation.
The 2012 DuPage Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” program engaged a diverse group of women to assist in the construction of a group of 12 sustainable own homes. The construction is taking place in Glen Ellyn, IL in the Prairie Green Subdivision located just North of Rt. 53 and Butterfield Rd. The Women Build program took place on Thursdays and Saturdays in September, 2012.