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WAVE3 News – “Donna Barton Brothers opening hearts and minds at Maryhurst”

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PUBLISHED IN WAVE3 NEWS, BY SHANNON COGAN, ON APRIL 5 2018. (PHOTO CREDIT: WAVE3 NEWS)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – For many people, yoga is a way to quiet a busy life and an active mind. There’s one yoga class in Louisville that aims to do that, but the teacher and the students might be unexpected. The teacher is a woman you might recognize. Not on a mat — but a horse. She’s current NBC Racing Analyst and former jockey Donna Barton Brothers. Her students don’t know that though, because they don’t get live television. “Even if they knew what I did for a living, they would say, ‘Ok, what kind of yoga would we do today?,'” Barton Brothers laughed. They are girls at Maryhurst, who have suffered severe neglect and abuse. Most of them have been in five foster homes, or possibly other group homes or even youth detention before finding a place at Maryhurst. They are among the most traumatized young women in Kentucky.

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