From cambio. Yoga:
cambio. Yoga, Colorado Springs' first and only donation yoga studio, will offer free yoga classes to teens and active duty military this summer.
"Cambio is based on a foundation of community and we hope free classes will invite these unique groups into our thriving studio," explained co-founder Cassandra Green.
To reach out to teenagers, Cambio's youngest teacher training graduate, 17 year old Adelle Maltese, will lead a special class directed at teens.
"Teens get wrapped up in drama and the pressures of high school, which can make some feel like they don't know what to do and who they are. In yoga you can let it all go, and accept who you are and the present moment, which is what teenagers need in their crazy, upside down life," said Maltese, when asked why she wants to lead the class.
Yoga is especially good for teens because it instills self-confidence, promotes focus and improves balance, flexibility and strength. It also facilitates developing a body-mind connection and bolsters a positive body image.
"It's critical to provide teens with skills to deal with the stress and pressures they face. Yoga does just that and will also help them keep their bodies safe from athletic injury," emphasized Amber Richman, educator and co-founder of cambio.
The teen summer class, for ages 13-19, begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2. If parents bring teens, they can opt for their own yoga class which will run in a separate studio space.
Cambio is also seeking to connect the military presence in Colorado Springs. The community-based studio already works to support members and retirees of the Army through Premier Army Health Clinic. Each week cambio. hosts a free class for Army clients who are working through anything from physical injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cambio will expand this offer to include a two week free period for any active duty military member. From July 1-15, military members just need to flash their ID to enjoy as many classes as they would like.
The beauty of cambio is that you don't need a special offer to be able to afford yoga. While other studios charge $17 per class, clients pay what they can afford. IIt 's a model that has kept cambio in business for nearly three years, celebrating their third birthday in June.
Not only is cambio thriving, they've recently expanded to a second studio at their Austin Bluffs location. Visit cambioyoga.com for details, community events and more information on how to get started.