Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
On the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lu Ann Cahn, NBC 10 Investigative Reporter
Veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award-winner Lu Ann Cahn joined WCAU in 1987. In her current role she focuses on special assignments, exclusive features, and high-profile stories of the day. Cahn’s contributions to NBC10 have been wide-ranging, and she is most admired by her colleagues and viewers for her personal story of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35. Her 1992 special report, "Breast Cancer: My Personal Story," won her a national Clarion award and two Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmys.
Jennifer C. Schelter, Lead Instructor and Yoga on the Steps Co-Founder
Jennifer is a trained Vinyasa yoga instructor. She is also an expert in the teachings of meditation, a life coach, playwright, author, actress and entrepreneur. Jennifer is also the founder of Yoga Unites®, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire individuals and engage communities in yoga, meditation, journaling and dialoguing as tools for health and empowerment.
Marissa Grohosky, Assistant Instructor
Marissa strongly believes in the values of self empowerment, self discovery and love. She feels that LBBC upholds these values as it serves women, creating a “a beautiful organization" that she is proud to support.
Sarah Kurpel, Assistant Instructor
Sarah has began practicing yoga when she was seventeen. As a two sport athlete at the time, her goal was to encourage a mind body connection and develop strength, poise under pressure and flexibility. Now, as a college coach and yoga teacher, she continues to draw on her yoga practice while working with her players and students to help them on their path. She’s participated in Yoga on the Steps for the past two years and continues to be moved by the powerful experience of practicing with thousands of people and "the importance of this event that supports womene who are living with breast cancer."
Anne McManamy, Assistant Instructor
Anne began seriously practicing yoga in 2005 and within 3 years earned her RYT-200 and became a yoga instructor. She attended Yoga on the Steps in 2011 and 2012 as a participant; wanting to become more involved, she volunteered to serve as an assistant instructor for this year’s event. Anne lives in Wayne with her boyfriend Jeff, poodle Molly Ringwald and cat, Victor and teaches at Anu Fitness in Berwyn.
Gretchen Myhre, Assistant Instructor
Gretchen strongly believes yoga is a powerful life tool that provides healing benefits for anyone willing to practice. She is honored to be assisting LBBC for the 11th Annual Yoga on the Steps.
Yvette Pecoraro is renowned for her mastery of the call-and-response chanting of mantras and prayers known as Kirtan. She released her critically-acclaimed debut album Into the Arms of Love in 2010 and her sophomore follow-up The Song of Breath earlier this year. Her philanthropic work includes not only serving as an advocate and spokeswoman for Living Beyond Breast Cancer but also performing Kirtan accompaniment during Yoga on the Steps in cities across the country.