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Some start 2018 with free yoga or snowy hike

Published Jan. 1, 2018


SCRANTON (WOLF) -- A lot people are getting a jump on their New Year's resolutions to get healthy.

Some people in Lackawanna County were choosing polar opposites when it comes to exercise. We take you inside a yoga class and along for a hike in the snow.

Stretching Out The Stress: National Yoga Month

Published Sept. 1, 2015


SCRANTON - There's no place like Om!

September kicks off national yoga month. Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey stretched out the stress in  Scranton at Mission Yoga. Leckey has details on a new "movement" where people can find free yoga classes/events this month across our area.

Best Of Competitor 2014 — Northeast Region

Published Dec. 30, 2014


Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor winners for each of our eight distribution regions!

Every year, we ask our online readers and social media followers from around the country to nominate their favorite races, specialty shops, clubs, charity programs, coaches, products and more. Competitor is pleased to announce the 2014 winners for the Northeast region.


Yoga businesses expand to downtown Scranton

Published: April 13, 2013


Yoga mats are becoming a common sight in downtown Scranton as two yoga studios expand in the community of city shops and businesses.

Mission Yoga, in the Scranton Life Building on Spruce Street for more than a year, plans to double its size by expanding to the ground-level unit next door.

Leckey Time: Yoga Class Don't

April 12, 2013


In this “Leckey Time” edition, Ryan takes a look at what not to do in a yoga class.   It’s all part of a fun segment called “Namaste No Nos.”   The scenarios were recreated with help from Mission Yoga along Spruce Street in downtown Scranton. 

Up Close: Kelly O’Brien and Alex DuBois

Julie Imel


On a Mission …Kelly O’Brien and Alex DuBois are a great team. As certified yoga instructors and owners of Mission Yoga, the pair offers what every yoga studio needs – balance. O’Brien brings a  methodical, Type-A approach to the studio, while DuBois brings a free spirited outlook to life in the studio.  As they rang in 2013, they celebrated the studio’s first anniversary in downtown Scranton and their recent honor of being named Best Yoga Studio in Electric City’s Readers’ Poll. 

Electric City Best Of 2013

Alicia Grega


Since the dawn of time, the electric city and diamond city Best Of Awards have highlighted the fantastic people, places and things we love in northeastern Pennsylvania. Alright — maybe the dawn of time is stretching it quite a bit, but the frigid holiday season has once again arrived at our doorsteps and that means it’s time to announce the Best Of 2013 winners

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