“As a nurse I have had the opportunity to work with multiple patients with MS, and have been inspired by their strength and determination...raising money to ride in the MS150 is such a great and worthwhile cause!” Rood said this week.
Several years ago, Ashley Guetter Rood’s (RVHS Class of 2002) yoga teacher at the Alexandria YMCA left. Since Rood, who now lives in Glenwood, was interested in health issues, she was asked if she’d like to become certified for yoga herself. Rood, a registered nurse at the Alexandria Clinic currently working for her Nurse Practitioner certification, was intrigued. “Yoga is relaxation and strength poses,” she defined it as. “It can be quite a workout, and can be modified for each person. Yoga can be for anybody, and the classes I teach at the Y range from 12 to 20 people.” Later this summer, Rood will bike from Duluth to St. Paul as part fo the MS150, a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis. To take part in the MS 150, Rood has to raise at least $300 on her own. As part of that effort, she will be in Redwood Falls this Saturday, May 10, teaching a one-day yoga class at Functional Fitness. The class, which starts at 10 a.m. is free, but donations will be accepted, with all funds going direction to the MS Society. Following the one-hour yoga class a light brunch will be served, along with door prized donated by local businesses. “As a nurse I have had the opportunity to work with multiple patients with MS, and have been inspired by their strength and determination. I feel that raising money to ride in the MS150 is such a great and worthwhile cause!” Rood said this week.