Community yoga classes to benefit Child Advocacy Center

From left, UCCCAC Director Jennifer Wilkerson, forensic interviewer Kelley Garrison; Synergy yoga teacher Laura Burgin, and family advocate/medical coordinator Vickie Hargis.
From left, UCCCAC Director Jennifer Wilkerson, forensic interviewer Kelley Garrison; Synergy yoga teacher Laura Burgin, and family advocate/medical coordinator Vickie Hargis.

COOKEVILLE – Synergy Mind & Body Studio will hold community classes Sunday, April 2, and all proceeds will benefit the Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center.

On Synergy’s monthly Community Day, class attendees pay what they can, and 100 percent of the proceeds going to a specified charity. On April 2, registered yoga teacher, Laura Burgin, will teach community yoga at 2 p.m. Certified meditation teacher Petti Groth will teach a meditation class at 3:15 p.m. Synergy community classes are open to the public and are completely donation-based.

The Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center (UCCAC) serves children who are victims of drug endangerment, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. Its vision is a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become children again. The UCCAC has served more than 7,000 child victims since opening its doors in 2004; it received the National Children’s Alliance accreditation in August 2010. Officials have provided approximately 340 forensic interviews and 100 medical exams per year for child sexual abuse victims. Each year, they also provide approximately 350 counseling sessions and case management services for over 300 cases each year. These services are provided to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers.

Synergy is located at 139 E. Broad St. in Cookeville.