Grand Valley Yoga Fest raises money for suicide awareness programs

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Community members met up for the Grand Valley Yoga Fest, with a twist...they raised money to give back to the community.

The 3-day fest was held at Palisade High School. There were over thirty classes, with everything from meditation classes to lectures about the background of yoga.

There were also vendors selling things like essential oils, as well as non-profit organizations that represent health resources in the Grand Valley.

Officials say they believe yoga can help better a person’s mental health.

“Every little bit of yoga helps us be stronger, more in touch with ourselves, more balanced, it helps us survive the discomfort of everyday life,” says Fruita Resident Mynette Foley.

Officials say Mesa County has the highest suicide rates in Colorado, and are among the top in the nation.