Columbia, SC (September 1, 2015) – Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina will host a meditation on the South Carolina State House grounds on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 a.m. The free Unity Through Yoga event is designed to promote unity and share the benefits of meditation with the public. Local yoga instructor Pamela Meriwether will lead the session, and hot "uni-tea" will be available to attendees following the meditation. The event will conclude by 7:30 a.m.




Yoga Reaches Out (YRO) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that makes a difference in the lives of children by raising funds for children's organizations through yoga events. YRO was founded by personal trainer and yogi Sarah Gardner of Wayland, Massachusetts.


Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina will hold its first Yogathon at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Sunday, October 11, 2015 to raise funds for Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter and Achieve Columbia. Honorary Chairs for this inaugural event include Governor Nikki Haley, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.


Renowned yoga leader Rolf Gates and five local yoga presenters will guide yogis in practice and to celebrate seva, the concept of selfless service central to yogic traditions. More information is available on the Yoga Reaches Out website.

Contact: Jessica Lathren, Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina

Tel: 803.727.4802 or