|Yoga classes to be held after school free of charge|
By Jan Rahn
Children have an opportunity to gather after school in a peaceful, quiet setting to relieve stress and gain a sense of calmness while improving self -esteem and learning to control life’s issues.
Free yoga classes are being offered to youth at Image Total Fitness.
Certified yoga instructors Monica Poppe and Kathy Woodmancy will offer these free classes to children in addition to the Christian-based adult yoga classes they already teach during the week.
Many benefits accompany the discipline of yoga.
It has been shown to promote healthy development in children and can be an incredibly effective means of promoting general wellness in children.
It can improve self-esteem, promote emotional equilibrium, create more energy and contribute to the ability to self-calm.
Instructors Poppe and Woodmancy both have the same philosophy: “Yoga is never to be considered a religion. It is simply a means to open yourself up to your own spirituality, and at Image Total Fitness, we incorporate Christianity into all of our yoga practices. God is at the center of all we do.”
They would be honored to answer any questions or concerns that anyone has surrounding this program.
The new children’s classes will be limited in size, with third through sixth grade boys and girls scheduled for “Story Time Yoga” on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after school until 5 p.m., in a four-week session beginning Oct. 5.
On Wednesdays, seventh and eighth grade girls (only) will be able to attend classes after school until 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 20 until basketball begins.
All of these classes are free of charge and snacks will be provided.
Currently, Christian-based yoga is offered at Image Total Fitness.
Vinyasa CorePower yoga is on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30-6:30 a.m.
Gentle stretch yoga is held Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m.
To sign up for classes or for more information call 352-4099.
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Call 308-352-4311 for details.