Hello Namaste!

Did you know that the Library offers FREE Chair Yoga courses taught by a certified instructor on the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m., with the next course set for November 18? What? You didn’t? And you want to know more about it? Then this is the column for you!

First, a little about what to expect from this program: Chair yoga adapts traditional yoga postures to a more accessible level. You will enjoy the benefits of participating in a breath practice (Pranayama) followed by gentle poses and stretches, to help get your body moving. Not only does it help to improve your flexibility, but will also challenge your strength and balance. Instructors provide variations and modifications to assist you in getting the most out of each movement for your body. You will leave class feeling more mobile, refreshed, and in good spirits!

Our instructors come all the way from the Zen Den across the street, so regular practitioners may recognize Kriss Young and Alison Mattice from their not-too-distant home! Kriss has spent her life being involved with fitness and movement, and holds multiple certifications as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant. In addition to teaching and practicing yoga and Pilates, Kriss coaches for The Spot Dance Center and is a mother to her amazing daughter. Alison has always had an active lifestyle, and like Kriss, has been passionate about dance from a young age. After practicing yoga for three years, she had the opportunity to become an instructor this April. Alison caters her flow to challenge herself and others to strengthen the connection not only to the physical self, but the higher self.

Please sign up in advance by calling the Library or stopping in to reserve your ‘seat!’ This course is open to all, regardless of experience or ability.

Thanks for reading, and thanks to Kriss Young for helping write this column. Namaste!

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