Beach Balance: Students bring Pewaukee together through class project

Beach Balance: Students bring Pewaukee together through class project

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Local high schoolers are using a class project to highlight mental health resources in their community.

Four Pewaukee High School students enrolled in the Elements of Health and Medicine Insight class were given a simple prompt for their capstone project: help someone.

They took the two words and thought about what they could do. They tell CBS 58 that once they realized they had a lot of mental health resources at school that other Pewaukee residents did not, they wanted to bring the resources to the community.

They decided to organize what they call "Beach Balance." It is a community wellness event meant to entertain and inform. The highlight of the event happening at Lakefront Park in Pewaukee on Saturday is beach yoga.

"We just wanted to do something to get the community all together and get your body moving," Beach Balance Co-Coordinator Katie McCormick said. "You don't have to come at any specific time, you can just come and join and do some yoga. If you miss a session, just come for the next one, and you can [visit] our booths while you're there too, if you're waiting for the yoga."

The first beach yoga session starts at 5:30 a.m. and lasts about 30 minutes. There will be sessions every hour, on the hour, until noon.

Yoga will be instructed by Reaching Treetops Yoga. There will also be a craft booth run by Pewaukee High School volunteers, juice and tea from Venture Wellness, information flyers from Children’s Hospital and a booth featuring a licensed therapist from Rogers Behavioral Health.

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