2017 is coming to an end and that means many holiday celebrations! I hope by now you have worked off all of the Thanksgiving calories but retained all the memories of time spent with family and friends.

I want to give thanks to the hundreds of Leaders and Seniors that gave us feedback on BRLS2017. Because of your willingness to share, the SLT had lots of great perspectives and suggestions to consider. Many of the improvements we hope to make in 2018 will come right from you. THANK YOU!

We are excited to share that we will be adding new clinics and expanding others. New for 2018 will be a STEP clinic led by our very own Ben Major! In addition, we are equally excited to share that we will have different styles of yoga clinics this year, so be sure to review the upcoming registration materials closely. Coaching and Officiating will be split into two different classes to allow for more practical, and in depth learning of each.

I conclude this month with a personal note of thanks. I am thankful to all of you for the work that you do every week at your local Y. Because you serve others in this amazing program, I am able to lead BRLS to serve you. That is a great reason to celebrate!

Greg Hall

YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders’ School