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NamaStay Sobruary Challenge

Courtesy of Sobruary Challenge 2021

NamaStay Sober is holding their fourth annual Sobruary (Sober February) Challenge. Whether someone is already in recovery, sober-curious or just looking to swap a misused habit for something healthy like meditation or yoga, NamaStay has resources that can help. Whatever wellness journey you are on in life and wherever you find yourself on that journey, NamaStay invites you to participate in the Sobruary Challenge alongside their community this year.

NamaStay Sober is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by Nico Longo after the loss of a friend to opioid addiction. Based in Massachusetts with community chapters in other states, their mission is to aid those in recovery by reconnecting their bodies and minds through affordable yoga, fitness, meditation and wellness-focused community events.

“It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am for @namastaysober. In its infancy, NamaStay provided solace in a time when I was grieving the loss of a dear friend to addiction. Over time, it developed into a place where I felt safe to share about my own struggles with an eating disorder. Eventually, it led me to discover a community of like-minded individuals who support one another through healthier outlets such as yoga and meditation so that we all may live a life of more freedom, self-expression and peace,” Longo shares. “In essence, that is what this year’s Sobruary Challenge is all about—supporting each other in discovering what we put in the space that sobriety creates.”

For more information on NamaStay Sober and their Sobruary Challenge with expanded virtual programming, visit or email i[email protected].

Read the full December 2021 Magazine