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oga Off East, a Readers’ Favorite Yoga Studio, recently
completed its inaugural 200-hour yoga teacher training program. “Each trainee was required to lead a community yoga class, and many of them have done so live via Zoom, which has been a feat in and of itself !” says Yoga Off East Founder Kathryn Smith. “We are very proud of their dedication and growth over the past eight months.” Additionally, several Yoga Off East members have collaborated to form a movement called Mental Health First in order to elevate mental wellness in Durham. “The program aims to spark conversation, share resources and inspire individuals to own their wellbeing,” Kathryn says. “An Instagram account has been created (@mentalhealth1st_durham), and we are working now to create funding for branding, awareness and virtual events.” A virtual workshop is scheduled for late June with Yoga Off East teacher Devon Pelto and certified physician assistant Kate Godly.
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Crafts & Drafts NC – a woman-owned and operated Readers’ Favorite New Business – is a DIY bar that is “truly DIY,” says owner Virginia George. “I painted the ceiling, all the walls, built the tables, made the bartop and more.” She also recently completed a mural of the Durham skyline within the space. The bar and bottle shop sponsors a different local charity each month through its Meaningful Mondays program, donating 5% of every Monday’s sales for the month. Some of the charities sponsored thus far are the Durham YMCAs, TROSA, InterAct of Wake County and Playworks. “The Durham Arts Council was our March sponsorship,” Virginia says. “I think upon reopening, we’re going to pick up our sponsorship for [it] again and go from there, since we closed March 15.”