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November 22, 2013

Health Beat: Yoga classes to benefit charities

Two local yoga studios are offering free classes in exchange for donations to charity.

Tomorrow, Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio in Rowley will collect donations from two of its classes for the Red Cross Philippines Relief Fund. Yoga for a Cause from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. will include live music, yoga for all levels and a raffle. Family Yoga from 11 a.m. to noon is for parents with children of all ages.

Buddhaful Souls is located in the Market Basket plaza on Route 1. For more information, call 978-360-9092.

Anne Rundle, the owner of Asteya Yoga in Merrimac, is also giving back to the community as she teaches.

On the last Saturday of the month, in lieu of paying for classes, participants may make a donation to the charity of the month.

During the 7 a.m. Power Yoga, 8:30 a.m. Gentle Flow and 9:30 a.m. Pilates sessions on Nov. 30, the studio will collect donations for new or like-new sheets and towels for Emmaus House in Haverhill.

Asteya Yoga is located at 9 School St. For more information, visit www.asteyayoga.net.

International Survivors of Suicide Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is the 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day, and two events are scheduled in the region to mark it.

Everyone who has lost someone to suicide is invited to gather from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 N. Canal St., Lawrence.

Both locations will show a DVD created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that features the personal stories and advice of psychiatric professionals and other survivors.

Similar gatherings will be held throughout the world. For more information, visit www.afsp.org.

Recognizing the signs of dyslexia

A free, informational seminar on dyslexia will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Amesbury.

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