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Winston-Salem, NC (May 15, 2023) – The Robinhood Road Family YMCA is honored to announce the dedication of its hot yoga studio to Davie County resident John Budd for his passion and service in the practice of hatha and other forms of yoga. 

Budd is a dedicated member of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina (NWNC) whose passion for yoga has been instrumental in growing the YMCA's yoga classes and group exercise offerings. Having studied yoga since 1985, he knew the benefits hatha yoga could provide his fellow Y members and recognized the need for a practice space. In 2012 he decided to create that space by donating the necessary funds to build it at the Robinhood Y.

Originally designed for hatha yoga, the Robinhood Y’s Hot Yoga Studio has now expanded to offer multiple class types that serve approximately 50,000 participants annually.

“We are so thankful for John’s gift to the Y and the numerous lives we have been able to impact through our use of the studio,” said YMCA of NWNC CEO, Darryl Head. “Dedicating the studio to him serves as a constant reminder of his passion for the Y, his community and yoga. It will continue to support our members and inspire them to reach their God-given potential.”

The Hot Yoga Studio is a testament to the YMCA's commitment to building strong, healthy communities through fitness and wellness programs. The Y offers a wide range of yoga classes for people of all ages and abilities, including Hot Flow, Restorative Yoga, Warm Hatha Yoga and more.


About the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina engages more than 115,000 men, women and children annually – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in communities across seven counties, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.





Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."