Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Executive Director Wes Tudor and his group of instructors at Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia are breaking down financial barriers and changing perceptions surrounding yoga one downward dog at a time. In 2010, Tudor opened Raja Yoga after realizing Graduate Hospital was one of the few areas near Center City without a […]

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Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

As dog-walkers or window shoppers get their evening fresh air, it’s hard to resist stopping to admire the gorgeous paintings that hang from the walls inside Twenty-Two Gallery. Owner Shawn Murray said he keeps the door open and the dog bowl filled, welcoming all “well-behaved people and dogs” to his peaceful little gallery at 236 S. […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Although Ryan Howard‘s time with the Philadelphia Phillies has come to an end, his impact in Philadelphia is far from over. On a rainy fall night, more than a dozen aspiring baseball players worked on their swings at the new Ryan Howard Training Center, part of the Phillies’ Urban Youth Academy, located at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in Graduate […]

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Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia echoes the traditional ideas of humanism, which is the philosophy that highlights the importance of all human beings. In general, most humanists prefer to think analytically and critically, relying on evidence rather than simple acceptance.    Hugh Taft-Morales serves as the clergyman for the Rittenhouse Square-based fellowship. Taft-Morales is a […]

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Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is full of parks and lush gardens that make it easy to forget it’s a large city on the East Coast. Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital and Logan Square are three neighborhoods within walking distance of each other and include some of the most walker- and biker-friendly areas in Center City. They’re home to some of the […]