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Yoga studio partners with nonprofit to teach stress management at homeless shelter


The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio has formed a new partnership with HomeFront NJ, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community.

Beginning this month, teachers from The Prancing Peacock’s teacher training program will lead free, gentle yoga classes for clients taking part in HomeFront’s WorkFirst/Hire Expectations program and individuals currently residing in HomeFront’s emergency housing.

Operating out of HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center located in Ewing, N.J., WorkFirst/Hire Expectations takes a holistic approach to getting families back on their feet – going beyond simply providing shelter by offering practical tools to help adults find and retain jobs or continue their educations. Computer training, employment preparedness, resume and cover letter writing, interview training, and customer service coaching are just a few of the many classes offered through the program.

“Many of our clients come into this program eager and excited to learn but also face the sometimes overwhelming challenge of balancing their coursework and employment searches with parenting obligations and the stresses of daily life,” said Amy Lustig, Higher Expectations director for HomeFront. “It is our hope that through these yoga classes, our clients can learn healthy ways to overcome and manage stress and anxiety.”

A family-owned-and-operated yoga studio with locations in Yardley and Langhorne, The Prancing Peacock maintains numerous community partnerships and donation-based classes to address specific needs in the Delaware Valley.