CorePower Yoga Is Offering Free Services for Marathon Fundraising

The program includes free space and an instructor.

CorePower Yoga's Allston/Brighton location. Photo provided.

CorePower Yoga’s Allston/Brighton location. Photo provided.

With historic snowfall this winter, the city is totally buried. Training for this year’s Boston Marathon—which, if you can believe it, is only 69 days away—makes you feel like a mouse, running around the snow-created maze of a city, searching for a way out. Clearly, training is hard enough without having to figure out ways to raise money for the charities you do it all for.

Enter CorePower Yoga: In what can only be described as a straight up good deed, the Boston-area’s four locations (Brighton/Allston, Cambridge, Medford, and Newton) are offering Boston Marathon fundraisers a free space—and instructor—to host a class and raise some funds for the big race.

Basically, it’s as simple as it sounds. If you or someone you know is running the 2015 Boston Marathon, CorePower Yoga is offering to lead a 60 minute Vinyasa yoga class in your honor—free. You can invite whoever you want—all ages and levels welcome—with the studio taking care of the venue and setting. All you have to do is collect donations in between getting some much-needed stretching. Sounds too good to be true, right? What’s in it for them? Absolutely nothing.

Allston/Brighton studio manager Catie Macken says that yes, in fact, it is just a totally free thing they’re doing—no strings attached. “It’s free to host the class, and we are providing event space and instructors at no cost so that runners can host an awesome fundraising opportunity,” she says, adding that the offer also includes free mat rentals. “Participants are also given the choice to make your class available to the public to help boost awareness and contributions, or keep it private to your network.”

This is a great service, and it takes the guesswork out of figuring out how to raise funds without spending too much time on logistics.

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