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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:48

Burlington airport latest to offer yoga room

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Travelers don't equate the hustle and bustle of airports with yoga but now some airports are adding tranquil spaces where practitioners can stretch, meditate and get away from it all.

It's the latest effort to humanize and de-stress the unpleasantness of air travel: Yoga rooms at airports. Burlington, Vt., is the latest of a handful of airports to add the amenity.

'We find that traveling can be stressful so we try to take a little bit of that out,' said Eugene Richards, interim director of the Burlington International Airport.

Published in Adventure
Thursday, 08 November 2012 01:30

Hampden yoga helps local food cupboard

Instructor donates attendance fee to the hungry

HAMPDEN - Attending Yoga in Hampden can benefit more than your physical and mental health. It can also help the Hampden Food Cupboard. Instructor Julie Morse has been charging participants $1 per class, an incremental amount by many people's standards, but one that can make a huge difference when it comes to collecting non-perishables for area food cupboards.

"I make $8, $10, $12 a class. I can't make money off of it, it wouldn't be right. That's not why I'm teaching yoga," explained Morse. "When I started doing yoga on a daily basis, the physical and emotional changes were amazing and allowed me to see the pain of the world differently. It made me want to change what I do on a daily basis."

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