A yoga studio in Killeen has been named one of the ten nicest places in America by Reader's Digest.
Life Moves Yoga is owned by the wife of III Corps and Fort Hood commander, Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk II.
Life Moves Yoga has only been open for a little more than a year and has already made huge strides in serving our military community.
Beth Funk, the owner and founder of Life Moves Yoga, has been a military spouse for 31 years and has a deep passion for serving our nation's heroes.
"We just thought if we can impact one person, if we can help change one life, if we can help heal one individual, it will be worth it," Funk said.
Candace Jackson is also a military spouse and has been practicing yoga at Life Moves Yoga since it opened in February 2017.
"Halfway through my husband's deployment, I realized I had been holding my breath. So, just being invited and encouraged to breathe on purpose truly helped me to endure the remainder of the deployment and help me get through it," Jackson said.
In addition to the traditional yoga classes, Life Moves Yoga also offers adaptive classes such as chair yoga, so even our senior veterans can participate.
Funk's daughter Amanda Brown is the studio manager at Life Moves Yoga. She teaches the specialized trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation class, Warriors at Ease.
"My parents raised us that you have to give back in some way whether it be through teaching, we have a lot of educators in our family. For me, it's just been a unique opportunity to bring this yoga thing that I love, that I'm passionate about to the military community that I know," Brown said.
Now, it's spreading among soldiers.
"Going through this yoga and the yoga teacher training, it has just evolved me so much more, and not just me. I'm sharing it with my soldiers, with my leaders. So, slowly but surely, individuals are coming on board and listening like I'm going to do my first class to my soldiers for physical training on Friday," CSM Jill Crosby said.
In order to be featured on the cover of Reader's Digest's November issue and on Good Morning America, Life Moves Yoga now needs everyone's votes so they can share their story with the nation.
Click here to vote. Voting ends July 7.
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