Although being a single mom may be easier for a movie star, Michelle Williams has not escaped her share of hardships after the accidental death of Heath Ledger, the father of her daughter Matilda. Williams has found solace in the practice of yoga, and wants to extend this experience to other women.
“Yoga gave me relief like nothing else. It made be a better person and a better mother,” she says. “I could come back to my daughter anew.” This inspired her to found “The Yoga for Single Moms Project,” which will be launching a pilot program in Boston. “I started to think about how expensive it is to get a babysitter to take a yoga class, which makes it out of reach for so many women,” leading Williams to come up with the idea of a yoga class that provides child care.
“The idea behind the programme is that if you can clear the time, we do the rest. It provides childcare while the mum is in the yoga class, and it’s all free.”
Via Times of India.
January 12th, 2011