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Duluth woman teaches ‘Bilingual Yoga’ during Hispanic Heritage Month

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DULUTH, MN -- During a time of uncertainty, a Duluth woman is hoping to offer some sense of relief and relaxation with a cultural twist.

"Mi nombre is Daniela Pelayo y soy instructdora de yoga."
(My name is Daniela Pelayo and I am a yoga instructor)

Pelayo is a proud Latina from Mexico, "I am very proud of my roots and my heritage."

She has been teaching yoga for 13 years and this month she is offering 'Bilingual Yoga' classes for the remainder of Hispanic Heritage Month.

"It's a way for me to celebrate this special month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and bring my language, share my language with the community," said Pelayo.

Additionally, Pelayo says yoga has a lot of benefits that people need now more than ever.

"Creo que el yoga ayuda a conectarse con uno mismo y con otras personas."
(I think yoga helps with connection with oneself and other people).

"Conexión con nuestra mente, nuestra respiración y nuestro cuerpo"
(Connection with our mind, our breathing and our body).

Even though yoga is an individual practice, Pelayo adds it brings people closer to one another.

"The idea also of me bringing this class bilingual to reach individuals in both languages because even though they might speak a different language they're going to make an inward connection with each other," said Pelayo.

She's also hoping these classes bring out other Latino community members in Duluth.

"I think it's really important to bring us together because of the sense of community, to maintain our roots, and our raíces (roots) strong and just to be of support to each other," said Pelayo.

If you're interested in taking a class click here to learn more and sign up.

Lyanne Valdez

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