SOURCE: CorePower Yoga

Kristi Omdahl

November 26, 2013 10:41 ET

CorePower Yoga to Host Donation Classes Benefitting Whole Planet Foundation®

100% of Class Proceeds to Help Empower the Self-Employed Poor in Global Communities

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - November 26, 2013) - Denver-based yoga company CorePower Yoga, is partnering with Whole Planet Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Whole Foods Market, to host Thanksgiving Day donation-based classes on Thursday, November 28th at 62 CorePower Yoga studios throughout the country.

"Hosting Thanksgiving Day donation classes has become a CorePower Yoga tradition," said Trevor Tice, founder and CEO of CorePower Yoga. "The donation classes embody what the CorePower Yoga community is all about -- giving back and celebrating the generosity of our inspiring students and instructors through the power of yoga."

Donation Class Details

When: Thanksgiving Day  (Nov 28)

Time: Find a class time in your region

Cost: Cost  to attend is free; donate instead!

Donation: Donate what you can (no minimum donation required)

Donation Methods: Cash or credit

Proceeds: 100% of proceeds will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation (Because Whole Foods Market covers the operating costs for the foundation, 100% of proceeds collected directly supports Whole Planet Foundation's mission.)

Whole Planet Foundation was created in an effort to help alleviate poverty in the global communities who supply Whole Foods with products. The foundation provides grants to microfinance institutions that in turn develop and offer loans, training and other financial services to low-income entrepreneurs in the community.

"Through their generous support, CorePower Yoga is helping to provide poor entrepreneurs -- most of whom are women -- with an opportunity to get ahead: to start her own business, create a steady stream of income and have the chance to lift herself and her family out of poverty," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. "We're grateful to work with partners who are committed to supporting microentrepreneurs around the globe." 

About CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga (CPY) strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to all fitness levels through a variety of yoga styles, convenient class times and numerous studio locations. The company's unique and physically challenging style of power yoga combines music, movement, breath, heat and community to create a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. CPY classes are taught by warm and approachable certified yoga instructors who will have you sweating! In addition to yoga classes, CPY offers transformative Yoga Teacher Training and Lifestyle Programs to empower students to advance their individual practice or become instructors. CPY's beautiful, spa-like studios are built with sustainable practices in mind, using recycled products, sustainable materials and utilizing the latest technology to efficiently heat its practice rooms. CPY was founded in 2002 by Trevor Tice and has 90 studios in 12 states. For more information, visit www.corepoweryoga.com.

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