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.
Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for and solutions that help. Difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math or attention deficits can all be caused by dyslexia.
The seminar is presented by New England Dyslexia Solutions and will be held in the Boston North Technology Park Building A conference room, 110 Haverhill Road.
Seating is limited, and registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or visit http://ne-dyslexia.com/calendar.html to sign up.
Gentle yoga to help cancer survivors
Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors is offered on the second Sunday of every month at Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing Center.
The workshops will include gentle, mindful stretching and supported restorative poses and dialogue with other cancer survivors. Each session will be modified to meet the needs of participants, determined in preregistration interviews.
Sessions will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., and the fee is by donation. To set up an interview or for more information, call 978-985-4166 or email email@example.com.
Roots to Wings is located at 1 Lunt St., Byfield.
Library offers free exercise classes
Free weekly tai chi is held every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newburyport Public Library.
No experience is necessary to join the classes, which are led by Kathleen Kondylas. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.
To sign up, call 978-465-4428, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the second floor of the library.
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