In October of 2016 an energized group of young women launched ROC for h.e.r, the Young Professionals arm of The Women’s Fund. Since then we have organized several events to promote health awareness for women and girls, create a social and professional atmosphere, and to generate funds to support the programs of The Women’s Fund.

ROC for h.e.r. Wine & Yoga, held on Tuesday, May 16th at The Motherhood Center, was one of our most popular events! The Motherhood center is a unique space for moms-to-be, new mommies, and families in the heart of Houston, Texas, owned by Gabriela Gerhart, and they graciously opened up their yoga room for our group of young professionals. The program consisted of relaxing and energizing forty-five-minute guided yoga class followed by a thirty-minute wine reception where everyone learned more about the work that The Women’s Fund is doing for Houston and each other. Not only were they able to reap the physical and mental benefits of yoga, but they also had the opportunity to “wine down” and socialize after their workout! 

If you’ve never attended a yoga class you are certainly in for a treat. Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits, such as increased flexibility, muscle strength, and tone, improved respiration, increased self-esteem, better stress management, and increased mental clarity. Dr. Natalie Nevins writes all about it in an article for The American Osteopathic Association, but don’t just take her word for it – come see for yourself! As we enter the holiday season everyone could use a little more relaxation and a little more wine. 


What about the wine, you ask? Food & Wine magazine lists its benefits too: cutting the risk of cataracts and colon cancer, reducing the risk for heart attacks, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and can possibly slow brain decline! Bottoms up, everyone! 


So Join ROC for h.e.r. for our next Wine & Yoga event – November 7, 6:30 pm at The Motherhood Center. We look forward to seeing you there!