“Yoga has totally transformed my life in so many ways,” said volunteer Laura Weatherbee, a yoga teacher and practitioner for over ten years.

“The daily practice keeps my physical body strong and nimble, but it also gives me a sense of peace and well-being when going through difficult times.”

After learning of Providence House from a fellow yoga instructor and volunteer, Laura quickly reached out and became involved. Since September of last year, she has held monthly classes for residents at our Bishop Sullivan Supportive Housing Residence in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. She adapts the classes to engage energetic children, adults with disabilities, and everyone in between.

“I hope to bring a little peace and calm to residents, and encourage them to use their bodies to their fullest potential,” she said. “It has been such a pleasure getting to know the different residents. The positive energy they bring is what motivates me to keep teaching.”