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Love Defeats Fear, a yoga studio in downtown Newport, will host a special donation-only class to benefit children of war-torn Ukraine on Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm.

According to studio owner Rachael Whitworth, all proceeds from the 90-minute, all-levels class will go directly to to support Ukrainian children impacted by the conflict with Russia.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required at

Donations may be made directly to

The studio is located at 29 Marlborough Street, Newport, Rhode Island.

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