Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, and are the nation’s number 1 and 5 leading causes of death overall. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why YogaWorks has partnered with the American Heart Association to Rock the Red this month! Here’s how we’re rocking our red, and how you can get involved:
Heart Opening Yoga Challenge. Yoga has both physical and mental benefits when it comes to matters of the heart. It can literally improve the overall health of your heart by reducing stress, lowering your blood pressure, improving respiratory function and heart rate, and boosting circulation. It can also help stretch the chest muscles and open the heart chakra, which can help you cultivate joy, compassion and unconditional love for yourself and those around you. That’s why we’ve challenged you to practice 14 days of yoga either in-studio or online with myyogaworks.com.
Though the Heart Opening Challenge officially started on February 1, it’s not too late to participate! For a limited time new students can still get 14 days for $14 plus a free month of online yoga, and existing class series holders can buy 14 classes for only $140. Challenge yourself to practice a class a day for 14 days starting now! Find out more.
Put your heart on the wall. Help us raise awareness and funds by making a donation to the American Heart Association at the front desk of your local YogaWorks studio. When you donate, you’ll receive a red paper heart to write your name and a note to post on the wall. Can’t make it to a studio? Donate online.
Rock Your Heart Bracelet. Purchase a Rock Your Heart bracelet at the front desk. You’ll be able to wear your daily reminder as inspiration for a healthy heart, plus 50% of proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Find a studio near you.
Wear Red. Get 25% off all red and pink merchandise in-studio for the whole month of February! Find the perfect yoga attire so you can Rock the Red all month long (excludes Rock Your Heart Bracelets, clearance and Lululemon)! Find a studio near you.
Special Classes and Workshops. A lot of our studios are offering great heart opening or heart themed classes and workshops. Check with the front desk for class details, and explore our upcoming workshops.
Open House. Join us at the studios on February 27th for our Heart Opening Open House! We’ll have special heart-themed classes, refreshments, discounts on retail and more. Plus bring a friend and they practice for free!
Find out more about Rock the Red and Go Red for Women.