Hilaria Thomas Baldwin connected mind and body last week, hosting a sold-out yoga event benefitting the Child Mind Institute in conjunction with Yoga Gives studio in Southampton. Host committee members Christine Mack, Amanda Taylor, Jennifer Creel, Tania Higgins, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff brought together a great group of friends and yogis including Lise Evans, Julia Koch, and Holly Peterson. Hunter Boot provided a special CMI tote for all participants. The vinyasa flow class raised an amazing $8,000 to support the Child Mind Institute’s financial aid fund, which promises no family will be turned away from care due to their inability to pay.

This was our first ever yoga event, but yoga goes hand in hand with mental health. We love it for its many benefits, including increased mindfulness and calm. It can teach children ways to manage sensitivity to stimulation, improve their coping skills, and lead a more peaceful life. In fact, Hilaria encouraged all of yogis present to introduce their own children to yoga. The participants are no doubt still feeling the positive effects; we know that the children they helped will soon be, too.

Many thanks to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, Yoga Gives, and our host committee for making the event such a success.