Photo of Leah Gooch teaching yoga by David McIntyre

May 2024 Program Update

Our endeavors are flourishing! From yoga classes in Columbia County Jail to Meadow Run and Fox Run Recovery centers, MovingPotential is extending the healing power of yoga and meditation to those who need it most. Our outreach includes programs for ReEntry/Hudson, kids with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, and yoga paired with writing at Greene County Correctional Facility.

Exciting news: we’ve partnered with Twin County Recovery Center in Catskill to offer yoga and meditation classes, spearheaded by the wonderful Jennifer Schober.

In our quest to promote wellness beyond the mat, we’ve joined forces with Mike Capers from Sweet Freedom Farm and Ashni from Mumbet’s Freedom Farm, both local black-owned farms. Together, we’re developing a program to deliver fresh, affordable food to Greene County Correctional Facility. However, we’ve hit a snag—we require insurance to become a vendor for GCCF, and finding coverage is proving challenging due to perceived risks. Any advice or leads on insurers would be greatly appreciated.

As we gear up for our next endeavor, “Tending the Tenders,” in collaboration with local bodyworkers led by Rebecca Posner, Sevaad from Sweet Freedom Farm, and noa from Rock Steady Farm, our focus is on providing care for farmers, who often neglect their own well-being in the service of others.

On the administrative front: We’ve officially become a 501c3 non-profit organization! We rely on your tax-deductible donations to sustain our programs and continue making a positive impact. Please consider supporting us through our website here.  Your tax-deductible contribution fuels our mission to spread wellness far and wide.

MovingPotential’s team of teachers include: Sunder Ashni, Lea Bender, Chris Bryne, Leah Gooch, Angela Hansen, Elisabeth Kent, Sondra Loring, Zoe Paolantonio, Rebecca Posner, Dwayne Resnick, Jennifer Schober, and Mela Stevens. Thank you for all you do.