Yoga With Purpose: Local Class Supporting Community-Wide Wellness

Photo: Groundwork’s studio on Trapelo Road.

Beginning next month, yoga enthusiasts will have the opportunity to help spread wellness to others by coming to class.

GROUNDWORK yoga + wellness, at 402 Trapelo Rd., is introducing Community Yoga, a weekly class that allows students the opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga at a reduced price and experience various teaching styles all the while supporting local organizations or charities that offer wellness programs.

Megan Dattoli, Groundwork’s owner, said certified yoga instructors are donating their time teaching  classes, and students will be encouraged to donate between $5 to $10 per class. All the money raised will be pledged to pre-selected local organizations or charities.

GROUNDWORK is seeking input from residents which programs they would like to support. From these nominations, several organizations will be chosen, and supported with donations throughout the year.

“The goal is to support the mission of GROUNDWORK yoga + wellness which is to encourage self care of body and mind, healthy families and a mindful community,” said Dattoli, who opened her studio earlier this year. She hopes the opportunity to nominate a program or organization will inspire people to think about wellness and the needs of their community.

“They want to make a local impact, and believe that starts with supporting the types of programs that are important to the residents,” Dattoli said.

If you would like to suggest a wellness organization, charity or program to support with donations from the community yoga class, email Dattoli at by Friday, July 24. If there is a wellness issue that is dear to your heart, feel free to send a brief email about it, and GROUNDWORK yoga + wellness will work to find a local organization to partner.

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