First-Ever Yoga on the Hill
The first-ever Yoga on the Hill was a resounding success! The event, part of D.C. Yoga Week, was led by celebrity yogi and former NFL pro Keith Mitchell who suffered a paralyzing spinal injury and recovered through the practice of yoga. Yoga on the Hill took place in the Cannon Caucus Room and was open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, as well as the general public of all fitness levels.
The Congressional Yogi Association’s founding member, Rep. Tim Ryan, spoke at the event and even did some yoga. He was joined by Rep. Charlie Rangel, Rep. Barbara Lee, Team RWB, and Thomas Voss, an Iraq war veteran and the subject of a documentary film Almost Sunrise which depicted him and a fellow veteran walking 2,700 miles to raise PTSD awareness.