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The Y in Tribeza magazine: What Does Wellness Mean to You?

For the February issue of Tribeza magazine, local wellness professionals -- including the YMCA's Erin Walter, Community Engagement Director at our TownLake branch -- were asked to reflect on what "wellness" means to them. Not surprisingly, folks gave a range of answers. You can read all of them in the print edition of the magazine or click for the online version.

Here's what Erin said. 

"I’m both an ordained minister and a certified Zumba teacher, so I think of wellness as nourishing mind, body and spirit. Life has taught me that when we care for all three elements of ourselves, joy and hope have room to dance. Over the past year I’ve thrown axes with friends, and I played bass in a couple of rock bands. Both of those count as self-care to me. But the most crucial treatment is being part of a supportive community, like the Y and my church (Wildflower). Novelty is fun, but wellness is rooted in the routines and practices that sustain us daily."

The photo of Erin and YMCA District Executive Andrew Wiggins comes from last fall's YMCA Program Services staff event, where we shared stories from members about what the Y means to them. What about you? What do wellness and being a part of the YMCA mean to you? E-mail Erin at erin.walter@austinymca.org to share! 

In this issue of Tribeza, you'll also find a spotlight on YMCA Camp Moody. Thank you to Tribeza for sharing the stories and work of the Y!

  • YMCA Camp Moody's Groundbreaking Success
  • 8 Outdoor Austin Activities to Do with your Family this Spring and Summer
  • 4/17: Single Parents Game Night at the TownLake YMCA
  • 5 Aromatic Plants That Can Help You Breathe Better
  • Be a Friend to Someone with Autism
  • Zumba Gold: A First-Timer's Testimonial
  • 5 Spring Crafts for Toddlers
  • Chaplain's corner: Sending love to our Muslim members and staff
  • Meet the Y: Eleesha Mandeles
  • Y Featured Class: Women With Weights

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