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Review for Women's Empowerment, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the honor of teaching a weekly yoga class for about a year to women enrolled in the Women's Empowerment sessions. Women's Empowerment is unique in that it provides a holistic approach to ending the cycle of homelessness, including healthy living. In addition to its physical benefits, the practice of yoga offers these women an approachable way to relax and rejuvenate. It was amazing to see the women experience a brief respite from the daily challenges of life and find a place of calm. Some women continued with the practice outside of class, whenever they could, be it 30 minutes after dinner at a shelter, or just pausing to consciously breathe fully for a few minutes during their day. Yoga is just one small part of what Women's Empowerment offers in a well-rounded, supportive, caring and amazingly empowering program for equally powerful and amazing women.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping to bring a bit of peace, calm and presence to women through the practice of yoga - and experiencing in return their kindness and gratitude for the practice.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing smiling, happy and powerful women full of fierce hope and determination on Graduation Day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely supportive, kind, committed, dependable and determined.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the number of women it services and help place more women into jobs in the Sacramento region and beyond.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former Volunteer & I taught a weekly yoga class to women here.