What a great idea!
Michelle Williams is opening a yoga center that caters specifically to single mothers. The Blue Valentine star has been raising daughter Matilda, 5, on her own since the death of boyfriend Heath Ledger in 2008 and she credits yoga with helping her cope with the tragedy.
“Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made be a better person and a better mother,” the actress said. “I could come back to my daughter anew. And then I started to think about how expensive it is to get a babysitter to take a yoga class, which makes it out of reach for so many women.”
The Yoga for Single Moms Project is now launching a pilot program in Boston, Massachusetts.
“The idea behind the program is that if you can clear the time, we do the rest,” Michelle said. “It provides childcare while the mom is in the yoga class, and it’s all free.”