February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health Month. To raise awareness about heart health and to raise some cash to donate to the American Heart Association, a few local organizations and businesses have worked together to host a series of small, heart health related events. Participants at each event will not only learn more about heart health, they’ll also have lots of fun!
Coffee, Chocolate, and Yoga: Girls Night at Downtown Yoga in Williamson is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th at 6pm. This event has been organized by the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mingo County Family Resource Network, Williamson Health and Wellness Center, and Williamson Forward.
Downtown Yoga owner/instructor, Heather Wolford will be leading the class in a stress-relieving rejuvenation style yoga class to teach attendees the importance of stress management for your heart health. The class will be suitable for all ages and yoga skill levels. If you have been wanting to give yoga a try, this would be a great opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of this practice.
After the yoga session is complete, the class will move to the café area of the yoga studio to enjoy coffee and chocolates, while Heather speaks about yoga for heart health and answers other questions about the health benefits of yoga.
Amy Hannah, Community Resource Network Director /Executive Assistant for Williamson Health and Wellness Center and Executive Director for Mingo County Family Resource Network, tells us she is excited to be a part of these events because heart disease is the number one killer among American women, and Heart Health Month is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and promote public education on this subject.
“We need for our community to familiarize themselves with the signs and symptoms of heart disease and know risk factors. We also need to learn about the things that we can do to lower the risk of heart disease: healthy diet, regular exercise, being tobacco free, reducing stress. When we become educated, we then realize that together we can save lives,” says Amy.
Amy continues by pointing out, “Appalachian women are typically the glue that holds families together. They have a tendency to focus all of their energies into caring for others and often ignore signs that they themselves may have issues that need attention.”
If you’re ready to sign up for Coffee, Chocolate, and Yoga: Girls Night at Downtown Yoga, you can get your ticket through the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce online shop by clicking here:
Ticket cost per person is $20.00 and pre-registration is required by February 16th. Tickets are extremely limited to ensure a safe class size that affords plenty of space to practice physical distancing. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Heart Association.
You’ll find more information about this class and why coffee, chocolate, and yoga helps promote heart health by following the link below: