Tampa, FL – How can you reduce stress and support a unique environment supporting children in long-term foster care? Sign up for a Goat Yoga Session at the Fall Wellness and Advocacy Festival! The Festival benefits and takes place at New Life Village, a community striving to reduce the number of children in long term foster care. It combines housing for foster-adoptive and kinship families of these children, as well as Seniors who serve as surrogate grandparents. The event will take place at the 4926 Venice Lake Avenue in Tampa on Sat., November 2nd, from 11am – 2pm.
Even science agrees that animals can make a difference in our well-being. Studies show interacting with animals—and sometimes even just watching them—lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels; reduces anxiety and depression; and improves sleeping habits, memory and mobility. The Festival will include a Goat Yoga session at 11:30am and 12:30pm, with 40 spots available in each. Tickets are $45 and 40% of sales will benefit New Life Village Charity (www.newlifevillage.org). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Classes are for all skill levels.
Free activities also included at the Festival are Kids Yoga, Goat petting, Facepainting, Food Trucks, and a Pie Tasting contest. For more details about the yoga sessions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides Guardian ad Litem, some of the other organizations participating are Eckerd’s Say Yes to the Dress, Sylvia Thomas Center, Children’s Home Network, Pose by Pose Yoga, Hillsborough County Head Start and Healthcare Services, Selah Freedom, Preservation Church, The Phoenix, Celebrate Birthdays, and Royal Family Kid’s Camp.
The mission of New Life Village is to provide a supportive environment, within a multigenerational community, for children in need of a safe and stable family experience. The village allows foster care children to heal from their trauma(s) in a supportive environment, and is the only community of its kind in Florida. For Festival questions, contact mariah@Newlifevillage.org. Volunteer child advocates for the Guardian ad Litem program of Hillsborough County also help foster children receive services and have a voice in court. Learn more at www.galtampa.org or call (813) 272-5110.