RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) – A group of yoga practitioners gathered Wednesday at Villanova to raise money for charity.
Root Down & Rise Up was founded by yoga instructor Katie Breen.READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fire, Building Collapse That Killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson
Years ago, she had an eye-opening experience which connected her heart to another world. That was back in 2013 during a trip to India
“I was introduced to Profugo through Villanova’s social justice documentary program,” she tells CBS 3.
The nonprofit organization inspired her to start a yoga practice in North Carolina on farmlands to connect her students to local agriculture.READ MORE: Police: Homeless Man Allegedly Stabs 15-Year-Old Boy In Self-Defense In Center City
While home in Philadelphia on Christmas break, she held a class at her alma mater. All proceeds go back to Profugo.
“It opened my eyes to what humanity is and what life is all about,” says Breen.MORE NEWS: Olson Homers Twice To Lead Braves Past Phillies 5-3
The roots she planted at Villanova continued to sprout throughout her entire yoga career.