Ofakim Yoga impact Mindy NJ

Five yoga teachers from MetroWest spend a week volunteering with Ofakim-Merchavim women, seniors and children, whirling up a silent but intensive storm of activity!

The yoga project started three years ago and features professional ties between yoga teachers from Ofakim-Merchavim and MetroWest. Last year four yoga teachers from Israel went to MetroWest to learn about the Partner community, picking up new yoga techniques geared for classroom implementation along the way.

The driving force behind the innovative initiative is Leslie Gurland, New Jersey business executive by day, and yoga enthusiast in her free time. The “yoga bug” led her to initiate the first delegation of what now has become a platform for extensive people-to-people connections which promotes good health along the way.