The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio, which has locations in Newtown and Yardley, announced 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 renowned 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, New Jersey, 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 education. 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. It is our hope that through these yoga classes, our clients can learn healthy ways to overcome and manage stress and anxiety,” said Amy Lustig, Higher Expectations Director for HomeFront. “As I’ve had the good fortune of being a student at The Prancing Peacock, I’ve not only experienced firsthand the tremendous benefits of yoga, but I’ve also seen the care and dedication every single teacher has toward their students. It’s a truly special place with a similar mission – which makes it a natural fit for us.”
Dedicated to giving back to the community it serves, The Prancing Peacock maintains numerous community partnerships and donation-based classes to address specific needs in the Delaware Valley.
“When I founded the studio more than 15 years ago, my vision was to create a place where people of all walks of life could find a sense of belonging. There’s intention behind everything we do here. We’re not just teaching yoga – we’re working to make a difference in the lives of everyone who walks through our doors,” said Liz Conner, owner of The Prancing Peacock. “We are thrilled to team up with HomeFront, an organization whose mission so closely aligns with ours, to make a difference in the lives of these incredibly brave individuals.”