Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga and SPRY Mind & Body is coordinating the fourth annual  Yoga Relay and silent auction benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street, Savannah. Music will be provided by City Hotel and wood fired pizzas by Big Bon Pizza will be available for purchase.

At age 41, Kate suddenly became a working caregiver for her mother in law, “Like me, no family caregiver is ever prepared for a life-changing diagnosis like cancer or for the journey that lies ahead. Most caregivers are thrust into their role unexpectedly, with little or no training, support or advice. Stressed and overwhelmed by the 24/7 nature of their responsibilities, caregivers often neglect their own health and well-being, leaving them less able to care for their loved ones.” Kate explains, “If you want to do all 100 sun salutations yourself, that’s great! But if you want to have a relay team with others taking turns, that’s better. Having a tag team is a metaphor for accepting help – just as caregivers need to be open to accepting help!”

Proceeds benefit our Edel Caregiver Institute where, at no charge, caregivers can learn basic skills like use of medical equipment or caring for someone with dementia, join support groups or relaxation classes and be given referrals to other community resources and help.

Don’t let this event intimidate you! It is truly for all fitness levels. Chair yoga will is offered as an alernative to  mat yoga!

To pre-register for the Yoga Relay, please visit www.SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops Participants can also register and pay at the event on September 20. Registration is $35 and includes yoga and one drink ticket at the brewery. Yoga starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by an extensive silent auction that closes at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: Ophelia Rodriguez, Hospice Savannah Foundation, 912.629.1027