WEST LAFAYETTE (WLFI) – More than three dozen participants stretched and sweated during a free hot yoga session Saturday morning after donating blankets, food and more than $400 to help a local spay and neuter program.
All donations and proceeds from the event benefited North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter in Battle Ground. Studio owner Marcia Schaller and Purdue Helping Paws Shelter representative Kimberly Lutz both came up with up the idea to do a benefit for animals at the studio after a chance meeting earlier this year. Lutz said both her and Schaller have a mutual passion for helping out animals, particularly those that are homeless.
“We really are their voice. No one else is really going to speak up for them. So, we’ve got to do our best to try to help
them out,” said Lutz.
The hour long class took place at M Power Yoga in a room that hovered just below 100 degrees, so participants were encouraged to be very well hydrated. The heat allows for more energy and stress to be burned off.