Join the SAY, in partnership with Stigma-Free Springfield, for Relax & Rejuvenate: Spring into Wellness - a special event on Wednesday, May 18 open to all community members to learn about practicing self-care and participate in yoga, mindfulness and dance activities that will *fingers crossed* change the way you deal with stress and practice mindfulness in your daily lives.
Plus, speak with local wellness providers like Juice Dreams, Morning Light Acupuncture, Bacall Wellness & Naomi Broome Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist about how to de-stress and how to get started on the road to self-care.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) is encouraging community members to prioritize their mental health. We recognize that mental health plays a huge part of our physical health, social and emotional well-being and that taking care of your mind is equally important as taking care of your body.
When: May 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Chisholm Community Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ
HATHA FLOW YOGA & MEDITATION
7:10 PM - 7:40 PM
This relaxing yoga class instructed by Summit Area YMCA instructor, Beatrice S. will start with centering activity and then move through a series of poses, synchronizing movement and breath to calm and nourish the body and mind. The class will end with a final resting pose (savasana). This class is for everybody and all experience levels are welcome.
7:50 PM - 8:20 PM
Presentation by Bacall Wellness
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Presented by Naomi Broome, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Mission Advancement & Development Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.