GrassROOTS Brings Wellness Wednesdays to South Orange

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If you missed the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s Wellness Wednesdays in South Orange kickoff on September 23, never fear!

There’s more good stuff to come.

GrassRoots will continue to bring rejuvenating hours of health and wellness activities to the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and the Holy Communion in South Orange through the fall season.

According to a release, GrassROOTS Community Foundation — or GCF — “believes that in order to nurture and maintain a healthy community, members must come together to support and develop a legacy of wellness. The overarching goal of the Wellness Wednesday Series—which will be held in collaboration with other youth and community members—is to foster intergenerational well-being.”

Wednesday, September 30 will feature an hour of yoga and meditation with Fayemi Shakur from 6-7 p.m.

Wellness Wednesdays are open to the public. Drop-ins are welcomed, but online reservations are strongly recommended.

Classes are FREE for seniors. Admission is $5 for youth (18 and under) and $10 for adults.

Wellness activities will be held every Wednesday from September 23 through December 16 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. with rotating instructors each week. Beginning October 7, Wellness Wednesday will host a variety of rotating activities:

  • First Wednesday of the Month: Healing Movement with Kazi (Tai Chi & Meditation)
  • Second Wednesday of the Month: Hip Hop with James Wiggins of Premier Dance
  • Third Wednesday of the Month: Zumba with Lisa Charles
  • Fourth Wednesday of the Month: Yoga with Fayemi Shakur

To register for classes, visit:

The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and the Holy Communion is located at 160 W. South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079.



GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a public health and social action organization. We invest in our community members’ collective wellbeing, so that they can use their health and energy to transform themselves, their families and communities. GrassROOTS supports, develops and scales health and wellness programs for women and girls, particularly those who are impoverished. GrassROOTS also advocates for policies and practices that reduce disparities and foster equity. GrassROOTS was co-founded by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, co-founder and lead MC of the Grammy award winning group, The Roots, and sociologist, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias.

For more information about GrassROOTS Community Foundation visit or find them on Facebook at or on Instagram at

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