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Getting On the Yoga Mat for Mental Health: An outdoor yoga event on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in White Plains.

May 31, 2012 04:22PM

The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester presents an outdoor yoga event on Wednesday, June 20, called Get On Your Mat for Mental Health. A sea of yoga mats will cover Court Street from Main Street to Martine Avenue in White Plains at 5:30 p.m. that evening in what’s being called the first ever mega-yoga event in Westchester County. Organizers conceived the event to underscore the positive impact of breath, yoga and community on well-being. “We hope to raise awareness for mental health issues and treatment options and promote an understanding of the connection between physical and emotional well-being,” says Dr. Amy Kohn, CEO of MHA Westchester.  

Celebrity yoga teacher Gwen Lawrence will lead the one-hour class for all levels. Lawrence is the yoga teacher for the New York Giants, Yankees and Knicks. There will be live music by House of Waters before and after the class, along with healthy food samples. Pre-registration is encouraged and the first 500 registrants will receive a complimentary yoga mat and gift bag. The fee is $10 and participants can register online at For more information contact Constance Moustakas at 914.345.5900 ext. 7511. A rain date is set for June 27.

To learn more about the Mental Health Association of Westchester visit