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ConnectiCare Kicks Off Annual “Yoga in Our City” Program

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Free summer program promotes wellness in Connecticut cities

ConnectiCare and local yoga studio owners recently launched the popular, annual summer program, Yoga in Our City. ConnectiCare became the program’s presenting sponsor in 2013, and since then Yoga in Our City has expanded its reach from Hartford to New Haven, Bridgeport, and Waterbury. This summer tradition provides local Connecticut communities, including residents and families, with access to free yoga classes taught by local studio instructors.

“There are many health benefits associated with yoga including stress and pain relief, heart and joint health, and much more,” said Kimberly Kann, Senior Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications at ConnectiCare. “We are proud to support Yoga in Our City. The free classes have gained popularity each year, and we will continue to work closely with our studio partners to engage participants of all ages, skill levels, and genders.”

Hartford studio partner, Vasu Tribe Studios, leads yoga sessions six times a week at the following times and locations:

*bilingual class offered; clases en español

New Haven studio partner, Breathing Room Yoga Center, leads yoga sessions three times a week at the following times and locations:

*in collaboration with the Cityseed Farmers Market

Bridgeport studio partner, Great Heart Yoga, leads yoga sessions twice a week at the following times and locations:

The City of Waterbury’s Bureau of Recreation leads yoga sessions twice a week at the following times and locations:

The free classes are open to everyone; all ages and levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of water, a towel, and a yoga mat.

Yoga in Our City is managed by Civic Mind. To learn more about the program, visit

About ConnectiCare

ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut.  A local company for more than 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit