Yoga Events

Hatha yoga at Rowley Public Library

The Rowley Public Library offers a mixed level Hatha yoga class for adults
of all fitness levels Wednesdays Sept. 3-Oct. 29, 5:30-6:45 p.m., in the
Community Room. The class is taught by certified yoga instructor Maura
Mastrogiovanni.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Friends of the Rowley Library. Cost:
Members of the Friends, $8 per class; non-members, $10. Bring a mat if you
have one. Call 978-948-2850 for information.}

Austin’s Free Day of Yoga

Swarms of football fans, bat watchers and racing humans will be filling the streets of Austin this holiday weekend, making Monday’s Free Day of Yoga the perfect end to a fun but frazzling couple of days. Yoga studios (as well as parks, gyms, church meeting rooms, and more) will open their doors from dawn until dusk, offering classes of all style and skill level to anyone who’s interested.

Hard core yogis find this day – which has been held every year since ’99 – a good way to meet new teachers and experience the vibes of a different studio. Newbies are warmly welcomed, however; you don’t have to know Ashtanga from Bikram to take a look at the lengthy schedule and pick a session that makes you want to put on your stretchy pants.

Past years have been pretty crowded, so if you’re excited about a certain class it’s recommended that you arrive early to find a spot. Other than that, just bring bare feet, a mat or towel and the desire to turn your gaze inward; it’s easy to feel intimidated by Austin’s robust population of regular yoga practitioners, but seriously, those ageless wonders aren’t critiquing your novice downward dog.

Finishing off a weekend of debauchery with a full-body cleanse is a wise decision, indeed. It may be difficult to tear yourself away from the pool on Monday, but nothing counterbalances the bittersweet/lazy feeling of late summer better than a post-yoga high. And remember, there’s no moolah involved. Who doesn’t like finding their Zen for free?document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

Yoga class to be held as fundraiser for Merrill food pantry

A yoga class will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Normal Park, on the 600 block of North Center Avenue in Merrill.

The free event coincides with Merrill Area United Way’s 2009 campaign kickoff. Participants are asked to contribute a non-perishable food item or cash to benefit The Community Food Pantry. People who donate $10 or more will receive a Live United T-shirt.

Rain site: Centre for Creative Wellness, 406 West Main St., Merrill.

Yoga Dance combines arts

Yoga Dance will be offered at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 3 to Oct. 8.

Kripalu Yoga Dance combines the compassionate inner awareness of yoga with the fun and creativity of dance. No experience needed. The movements can be adapted to your own fitness level and comfort.

The class is $45 for all six sessions or $9 a session.

Yoga set for seaside retreat

Australia’s biggest-ever yoga retreat, will be held at a seaside retreat
south of Sydney in October.

For both novices and seasoned yogis, the four-day Bootcamp for the Soul will
grace the Govinda Valley spiritual sanctuary, next to the Royal National
Park, from Octover 3-6.

Run by Power Living in Sydney, the yoga retreat will be led by Australian
yoga guru and Power Living founder Duncan Peak, an ex first grade footballer
and elite paratrooper who pioneered the athletic-style Power Yoga in
Australia in 2005.

It will feature the Australian debut of Acro Yoga – a combination of yoga
and acrobatics – as well as nutritional ayurvedic cuisine, an Indian-style
of cooking which includes meditation and blessings from the chefs to ensure
the food nourishes the mind, body and spirit.

For details check out www.powerliving.com.au

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