423yoga teams up with Glass Street Collective to bring yoga to everyone
Hot Yoga Plus and Sports Barn yoga instructor Sally Bacon tells a story of a young boy who attends one of her classes. He told her he had won two awards at his school for good behavior. He credits yoga, proudly stating, “Yoga makes me strong and calm!” The yoga class he attends is 423yoga, a non-profit yoga class working with the Glass House Collective.
The Glass Street Collective is a project to “revitalize historic Glass Street in East Chattanooga.” Their goal is to encourage creativity and build community, working with local artists and entrepreneurs to help provide opportunities to learn new arts and practices.
Bacon believes that 423yoga is a perfect example of these goals being reached, because of yoga’s natural inclusiveness as a practice. Additionally, she believes that yoga can provide an outlet for emotional stress.
“Especially since the Chattanooga violence has increased recently,” Bacon notes. “We’re even more dedicated to providing a safe place for children to learn art and yoga, and to learn how to kindly express themselves in a mindful way.”
423yoga meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in Studio Everything from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Additionally, Northshore studio Hot Yoga Plus offers Saturday community classes at noon. They are accepting donations, with all of the proceeds going to 423yoga. Both classes are open to yogis of all ages and skill levels, so anyone can feel strong and calm with yoga.