Over the past two weeks Team Taylor and their families raised money for this weekend’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by attending yoga classes at the Taylor Gym! Mishalin Modena hosted a free all-levels Vinyasa Flow yoga class that accepted donations. All proceeds went to Taylor Farms’ Relay for Life team who will be running the relay this weekend in Salinas, CA. To date, Team Taylor has raised $30,000 through all their fundraising efforts.
“We had about 25 people who participated in the classes from every level, it fun, hard and exhilarating,” said Mishalin Modena, yoga instructor. I’m so happy we had the opportunity to bring this type of a Yoga class to the area for the first time while supporting an amazing cause.”
“This was my first “official” yoga class,” stated Ken Adams. “It was difficult for me, I couldn’t believe how much I sweated, but the cool part is that you progress at your own level. Even though I wasn’t very flexible and couldn’t do every move, each move helped me feel better at the end. The hours after the class I felt great, and was surprised not to be sore the next day. I’ve learned some great techniques to do on my own and it was a great introduction to a new workout while supporting a great cause.”
We like to host these types of events because as a company we enjoy giving our employees and their families the opportunity to do good in the community while also doing good things for their health and well-being.
Mishalin is a registered yoga teacher (500 RYT), marketer, entrepreneur, wife and mother with a love for life and a passion for yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and decided in 2002 to share her passion with others. She has studied under Saul David Raye, Beth Shaw, Shiva Rea, Chad Hamrin, Hala Kouri and Scott Blossom. She brings an East meets West approach to her classes with an eclectic mix of music and Vinyasa style classes offering her students modifications for any level. She hopes to empower her students and allow them to be challenged, supported, nurtured and learn the tools to find their “happy place”. Teaching yoga inspires Mishalin to be a student of life on a daily basis and be present.