Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of learning about the wonderful Non-Profit Organization Hands to Heart Center founded by Susan Lovett. Susan received the Distinguished Contribution to Human Services award from Mass Boston and the Hubie Jones Urban Service Award from the Boston University School of Social Work. She’s a member of the Yoga Service Council and has been designated an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. Susan began this organization in 2014 by offering classes at a local Middle School in Dorchester Boston. After experiencing the success of her classes through the enjoyment of her students, Susan was approach by community based social service agencies to provide additional classes.
As a licensed social worker, a licensed K-8 teacher and a registered yoga teacher Susan understands the benefits and effects of yoga on the mind, body and soul. Also known as Yoga of the People, Hands to Heart Center offers free yoga classes to those living with poverty and trauma with the help of volunteer yoga teachers. These yoga teachers bring the joy of yoga to low-income, under-served neighborhoods of Boston and have provided over 500 free yoga classes in over 35 locations. Susan’s passion of making yoga accessible to those with physical, mental, emotional and economic challenges is one of the driving forces of the success of this organization.
If you’re in the Boston area and would love to support this Non-Profit Organization please visit Hand to Heart Center website.