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Yoga Festival Helps Empower Communities Overseas

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's something many of us to do relax, but could yoga in middle Tennessee actually help transform communities halfway around the globe? Organizers of the Music City Yoga Festival think so.

The festival was put on at The Factory in Franklin, and supported the Africa Yoga Project in Kenya, raising money to teach yoga to thousands of people each month. It's something organizers say helps build strong communities.

"We have 70 teachers, and we teach five outreaches a week, by the end of the month we reach 4,000 people in Africa," said Irene Auma, a festival organizer.

More than two dozen yoga studios across middle Tennessee took part in the festival.

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