In the February issue of Marie Claire, Michelle Williams testifies to the healing power of yoga. She tells the mag that the practice helped her cope with the 2008 death of ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger and become a better mother to their daughter Matilda: “Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made me a better person and a better mother. I could come back to my daughter anew.”

It was then that Michelle, 30, started to think about those single mothers who can’t practice yoga because hiring a babysitter is too expensive. Because of this, the actress helped start The Yoga For Single Moms Project. According to its website, the project’s mission is to “support the sometimes challenging path of single motherhood by providing a yoga sanctuary for health and well-being.” With the help of fellow co-founders, Boston-based yoga instructors Chanel Luck and Bonnie Argos, Michelle tells Marie Claire that the pilot program is launching sometime soon: “The idea behind the program 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 Yoga Dork and several web sources..

Casey’s Comments

What a great idea. As a single mom myself, I often can’t get in my own practice, the way I would like (at a studio) because of a lack of childcare. Hence my passion for kids yoga, and my philosophy is; if I get in some yoga with her in Family style classes, that some is better than none. I hope is that soon, yoga will be more affordable for all.

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