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WHY Outreach welcomes an Executive Director
Press Release

WHY Outreach is pleased to announce the appointment of Corrina Richards as Executive Director. As a dedicated WHY teacher for almost ten years, Corrina is well known and highly respected in the yoga community. With her background in management, entrepreneurship and service, Corrina is sure to provide WHY Outreach with remarkable guidance and success - press release

Om Street: Yoga Gathering Draws 2,000 to West Hartford Center
Hartford Courant - July 23, 2016

In her little town of Middlefield, Stacey Bobbitt said, she had been feeling disconnected, but Saturday's sixth annual West Hartford Yoga on Om Street gave her a chance to connect with 2,000 others with her same passion. Read more

Om Street Yoga On LaSalle
Hartford Courant - July 23, 2016

West Hartford sprung to life on Saturday morning as about 2,000 yogis gathered on LaSalle Street for 75 minutes of guided yoga from Barbara Ruzansky of West Hartford Yoga. Participants got the opportunity to test their ability to remain at ease, keep focused and centered while practicing yoga in bustling West Hartford Center. View photo gallery

'Om Street' Draws Record Crowd of Yogis to West Hartford - July 23, 2016

The sun was shining brightly and with temperatures already in the 80s, the practice automatically became "hot yoga" for the thousands who gathered on LaSalle Road Saturday morning for the annual outdoor yoga practice sponsored by West Hartford Yoga. Read more

OM Street 2016
Breck Macnab Photography + Patty Cousins

OM Street 2016 images from Breck Macnab Photography. View photo gallery
OM Street 2016 images from Patty Cousins. View photo gallery

West Hartford Yoga to hold OM Street
West Hartford News - June 16, 2016

West Hartford Yoga is pleased to announce OM Street: Yoga on LaSalle Road—a free yoga event drawing over 1800 yogis in previous years. Read more

About 1,800 Gather In West Hartford For Outdoor Yoga
Hartford Courant - July 25, 2015

Bending and twisting in unison to the rhythmic sounds of flutes and drums, about 1,800 people gathered for the fifth annual West Hartford Yoga on Om Street event Saturday morning. Read more.

West Hartford Yoga Offers Free Class For Cancer Patients
Hartford Courant - December 20, 2014

Those fighting through cancer treatments will have a new opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation starting in January. West Hartford Yoga is set to host a free monthly class, Yoga for People Undergoing Cancer Treatment. The first class is scheduled for January 15 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., and subsequent classes will be held one Thursday a month. Read more

WHY Outreach to Host Cocktails Off the Mat
Hartford Courant - October 22, 2014

At 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, WHY Outreach, Inc. will host Cocktails off the Mat, a fundraising event to help bring yoga to underserved communities. The evening will take place at West Hartford Yoga and will feature a silent auction, delicious appetizers from local chefs, complimentary beverages, and music by classical guitarist, Daniel Salazar, Jr. Read more.

Yoga Women Conquer Themselves
West Hartford News - January 2, 2012

Yoga may have come west from India with men, but now a generation of female yogis leads the way as the majority of U.S practitioners. If you drop in on any yoga class, women will mostly fill up the room. A woman will likely teach the class and a woman most likely taught the teacher's training class. Read more

The Power of Yoga
Hartford Courant - June 20, 2004

It is 5:40 on a Thursday night and students start streaming through the doors of West Hartford Yoga. They shuck off their shoes, turn off their cell phones, fill up their water bottles and roll out their mats. Read more.