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: Kaylin Johnson, Teen Killed In West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Remembered As 'Definition Of Freak Athlete'
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: Man Shot In Parking Lot of Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Police Say
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: Bucks County Police Officer Among 4 Men Arrested For Attempting To Lure Child For Sex In Atlantic City: Officials
The roots she planted at Villanova continued to sprout throughout her entire yoga career.