The Midlothian Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women released their list of 2015 RVA Inspiring Women. Five women were chosen for this year’s panel, including Angie Brooks The Ukelele Yoga Lady.
Angie is an impassioned advocate for the healing power of music and yoga and has developed a holistic-based program for memory care patients that incorporates gentle yoga combined with singing and the sounds of the ukulele.
Inspired by her own grandmother’s journey with dementia, she lovingly shares this innovative combination with brain injury patients, seniors and those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Her intention with this program is to assist the patients with easing anxiety and stress, and to guide them to find calm, peace and joy in everyday life.
In addition to sharing music and yoga with memory care and brain injury patients, she teaches ukulele and yoga to the 4th-8th graders of Aylett Country Day School in Tappahannock, Virginia. She also provides private instruction in ukulele and yoga, and leads beginner ukulele courses throughout the year for the 55+ Active Lifestyles club with Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation’s Senior Center. – The National Association of Professional Women
Angie regularly plays ukulele and sings for the residents of The Memory Center, Richmond. We’ve seen first hand the joy she brings to the lives of others. Congratulations to Angie for the nomination and her efforts to help those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Angie and the other four nominees will share their stories at a special event hosted by Lisa Schaffner, former WRIC-TV news anchor. The event is free and will include time for networking, door prizes and a cash bar. Although there is no charge for the event you need to reserve your space early.
What: NAPW Midlothian Presents: 2015 RVA Inspiring Women Panel
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)