Friday, January 27, 2012

Mid-Michigan Industries Partners with Students to Benefit Developmentally Disabled Residents

Thirty-two year old Heather Naessens bounced her knees as she adjusted herself into the warrior pose.
“Shake it, but don’t break it!” the Mount Pleasant resident joked to her fellow developmentally disabled participants as a chuckle broke out in the room.
This was Naessens’ second time participating in Mid-Michigan Industries’ weekly yoga class this semester, led by Central Michigan University student volunteers.
“I am volunteering here as part of the 180 hours required for therapeutic recreation majors,” said Bay City junior Maeling Groya. The yoga facilitator said it’s rewarding to give people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to engage in yoga.

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