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: Drexel, Penn Join Growing List Of Philadelphia Area Colleges To Require Students Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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: 2 Killed When Tractor-Trailer Carrying Watermelons Crashes On New Jersey Turnpike
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: Radnor Residents Fight To Keep Schools' 'Raider' Name While Removing Native American Imagery
The roots she planted at Villanova continued to sprout throughout her entire yoga career.