Friday, January 12, 2018

Safety Council learns Yoga relaxation techniques and donates to BRC

The Darke County Chamber of Commerce Safety Council met in December to hear a program on Yoga relaxation techniques and present a check to the Brethren Retirement Community. Shown from left Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Deschambeau presenting a check to Kara Allread, BRC Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer; Program Speaker Ty Baumann, president, Rebsco, Inc., yoga instructor and reiki practitioner; and Kent Myers, vice president, Brumbaugh Construction and Safety Council Chairman.
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Safety Council sponsored by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly luncheon meeting at the Brethren Retirement Community (BRC) on December 14, 2017. The program topic was, "Benefits of Yoga at work and at home". Safety Council members learned how to relieve stress through relaxation techniques using breathing and chair yoga. The program speaker was Ty Baker-Baumann, owner of Rebsco, Inc. in Greenville, yoga instructor and reiki practitioner.

Baker-Baumann received her 200RYT in 2011 and since that time has received additional training in Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Pranayama practices, Laughter Yoga, to name a few. She currently teaches regularly at Nature’s Heart Yoga Studio in Greenville and balance Yoga by amanda in Piqua. In addition to public classes, she offers services, programs and projects for individuals, small groups and work locations.

Ty recently founded The Good Stuff Foundation, a non-profit focusing on providing services such as yoga, mindfulness and other ancillary educational and wellness services to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

During the meeting, the Safety Council awarded a check in the amount of $2,000 to the BRC. The check was presented to BRC Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer Kara Allread and BRC Marketing Director Holly Hill. The BRC has graciously provided meeting space and a meal for the Safety Council for more than 20 years.

"On behalf of the board, residents and staff of Brethren Retirement Community, I want to say thank you for your extreme generosity. This will help us continue our ministry and mission here in the Darke County community, so we consider it very much an honor to receive this and we'll put this to good use," said Allread. The Darke County Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene. Thousands of Ohio employers find value and worker’s compensation premium rebates by actively participating in their local safety councils and you can join them! To earn safety council rebate, employers must meet rebate eligibility requirements in one of 80 BWC-sponsored safety councils. For more information on how to join the Safety Council visit or contact the Darke County Chamber at (937) 548-2102.

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