Language matters. How would you like to be called “at-risk” or “most in need”? We try to stay away any words that separate us from the participants in our Yoga and Mindfulness classes, or define us as somehow higher, better or more knowledgeable. We recognize that each participant has the same light, hope and goodness that we do, and that we share the same challenges navigating through this difficult world. In fact, we call participants “extraordinary,” recognizing that many of the people in our classes are the survivors of much more than we have experienced. We won’t tell you that you are “at-risk” or “most in need” if you don’t label us that way. We all need tools to calm, focus and find strength and balance.