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-Michele Holliday
Lexington, SC

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July 2010 Archive

July 1st, 2010

Lotus In Action

Lotus In Action (LIA), located in Montclair, New Jersey, is a not-for-profit organization offering yoga and meditation to underserved constituencies as a means to create positive change in the world. LIA brings yoga to diverse populations in detention centers, housing projects, community centers, hospitals, and schools. One of LIA’s major initiatives is bringing educational enrichment to Newark, New Jersey public school students. Although no public funding is available, LIA teachers provide fifteen classes a week to 180 students in the Newark schools. With Manduka’s help, students in two of the schools are now practicing on mats instead of the school floor. Sixth grade students from the Avon School and Jennifer Kohl, Director of Lotus In Action, are pictured below leading one another in their favorite poses.

Learn more by visiting www.lotusinaction.com.