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Editor's note: Meet Me at the Gym is an occasional Tuesday column about Southwest Florida group exercise classes. Wellness reporter Shelby Reynolds finds the newest workout crazes, unique locations and the interesting people behind them, then gives them a try so you know what to expect. Have ...

The public is invited to join Jenni Andrea Oosterhouse, a certified yoga, for a calming, stress-relieving yoga practice designed to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. This mind-body awareness yoga practice emphasizes mental relaxation through a series of breathing instruction, and slow ... Hospital
"My training included meditation and the breath work so when students come to the studio here, I focus pretty heavily on breathing and on the spiritual aspect of yoga, which is not religious in nature in any way, shape or form," she said. "It is more about bringing the mind and the body and the spirit ... Arts peace
Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice: Yoga with a Christian twist takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the St. Mary's Elementary School gym, 2 St. Mary's Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. The class is free, though donations are accepted, with all proceeds going to the parish. For more ... Easter

Tomi Lahren endorses storing a gun in your yoga pants. Share on ... Don't get your hopes up, because that means exactly what you think it means: a $99 yoga pant made for carrying guns. ... Reader, it should go without saying that you should not keep your firearm or knife in your pants during yoga class.
Letchworth State Park will offer a breathtaking backdrop for the first New York State Yoga Festival, with attendees participating in Yoga, hiking, and meditation sessions while surrounded by the park's natural waterfalls, gorges, and trails.
"Sometimes I feel like I can't take a yoga class without sticking out like a sore thumb," said Dyer, who has been attending Pean's class for a year. "In Namaslay, I never feel out of place, because the instructor is a black woman and also there's a space to say, 'Come as you are -- you need this healing, too.'".
While yoga pants have become the ubiquitous choice for any and all activities, Suever likes something a bit more formal when out of the house. Her new go-to pant, then, is the Sculptek jean, performance denim from women's athletic wear maker Athleta. Increasingly, she's in good company, as ...
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - One program in Harrison County has been helping kids focus and find positive energy. The Harrison County Family Resource Network started an initiative to train community members how to teach yoga to children. Kidding Around Yoga has started popping up at locations like the ...
Experimenting with new and unique kinds of yoga seems to be all the hype lately. From goat yoga, to beer yoga, to chocolate yoga, I'm convinced that the line will never, ever be drawn. However, if you're not exactly into getting drunk on your mat, or including a furry farm animal in your practice, doing acro ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Idaho lawmakers are hoping to tweak a proposal banning local cities and counties from adopting residential building code provisions that are more stringent than those already approved by the state. Read more.
As for the yoga: while Nitz was befriending Spanish grandmas and volunteering on permaculture farms, Attafi taught yoga at a quaint hotel in Greece. With a certification from Satsang in Mt. Pleasant, she's passionate about matching every pose to a breath so that students' minds can't wander. The goal is to ...
What do Americans get out of yoga classes? In many cases, it's a blend of physical movement, mental clarity, and even spirituality that we think of as distinctly non-Western. More than a century ago, two white Americans, Pierre Bernard and Blanche DeVries, helped shape this image, treading the line ...
“I use yoga to help people, including myself, recover from trauma and reduce their pain and suffering.” Born and raised in Albany, New York, Danzig came to the Oakwood and Dayton area in June of 2015 to teach yoga because her sister and family reside here. “I also really love the people here—very ...
Given the partisan tumult of 2017, many Americans probably feel like they could use a cold shower or a hot bath. In stressful times like these, it can help to find a relaxation regimen, which might explain the popularity of Eastern traditions like tai chi, qigong and yoga. The photographer Andy Richter, ...

Cookies, ice cream, wine and coffee aren't the best ways to deal with stress and tension. Yoga is a more effective way to keep you calm and relaxed. You see, there's more to yoga than twisting and doing splits. Some yoga poses can relieve tension in your muscles, and mind. Luckily, you don't have to be ...
The Carthage Humane Society raised around $600 Sunday with a goat yoga class. They even held the yoga session at the Carthage Humane Society, so the goats didn't have to travel to some stuffy studio! Twenty-two people and 4 goats participated in the yoga class. The Carthage Humane Society will ...
HUNTINGTON — It's 2018, and the Huntington YMCA has many new programs to offer for children and adults — from kickboxing class to various types of yoga and sports classes. We have added many TRX classes, in which members arrive early to make sure they get a spot in the class. TRX is a workout ...
DULUTH, Minn.- A new yoga studio in Duluth called Runa Yoga is offering unique classes for everyone. Owners at Runa Yoga say they strive on being community and accessibility. Classes for kids are offered and free meditations once a month. Each session is classified on a scale of one to three which ...
For a gal with a horse and a meditative mind on a mission to feel less stressed, an equestrian-themed yoga vacation seemed like a dream. But Cowgirl Yoga is so much more than tree poses and trails. Bring 12 women together in a breathtaking barn on a beautiful ranch, wrapped in the hug of the outdoors, ...
The Hyatt Regency Austin's monthly night of zen returns with the balance of yoga and booze. First, wind down with a vinyasa flow yoga class hosted by Ferny Barcelo and featuring live meditative music provided by Trey Tarwater, a local yoga DJ. Then, head to a pop-up bar on the hotel's Zilker Terrace for a ...
That's why this home-schooled teen and her mom started hosting goat yoga classes earlier this month at their family farm. They'd been hearing online chatter for months about a hot new yoga trend --- classes with animals, particularly goats who climb up on people's backs and nibble on their bare toes while ...
A Buti Yoga class fuses yoga with tribal electronic dance music for a 75-minute workout that can burn up to 1000 calories. ... who has worked with Julia Roberts and Jennifer Love Hewitt — will be holding a three-day fitness pop-up in West Hollywood offering her famed, high-energy Buti yoga classes.
"Yoga helped me feel safe and comfortable and confident in my own skin. Like I don't have to put pressure on myself to have the words to articulate what I'm feeling." Yoga not only helped Yamasaki along in her healing but gave her a new sense of purpose. She decided to show other sexual assault ...
NEW ORLEANS -- When you think of art you may think of paintings or sculptures, but what about the way you move your body? One local museum says that even humans can maneuver into different forms of art while doing yoga! It's called the "Art of Asana," and it's a new yoga series at the Ogden Museum ...
A community yoga class in the Summit residence hall taught by a USF student has increased in popularity allowing for the addition of a second class. The class, which began as a social event for Summit residents to become acquainted with each other, has grown in popularity and is close to outgrowing its ...
For centuries, yoga has been a beneficial practice not only for physical health, but mental health as well. But are you thinking, "I can't do that? My body just doesn't bend or twist like that!" Well the folks at Bikram Coachella Yoga say that's just not true! Through many outreach programs, they are making sure all are welcome ...
BOISE, ID - When it comes to recess at Frontier Elementary School, some students have their minds on mats — that is, yoga mats. These students have traded the jungle gym for yoga. From tree poses to breathing exercises, the energy during this alternative to recess is a calm one. “I like to do yoga ...
The female peacock peered up at me, down at my purple yoga mat, then back up at me, most likely wondering if I was hiding any tasty goodies underneath my mat that she might want to peck at. A few yards away at the historic Everglades Wonder Gardens, a flamboyance of flamingos — that's what you call ...
CLARKSBURG — Yoga has continued to grow in popularity over the past few years, leading some to wonder what the craze is all about. There are many different benefits to yoga, said Mary Ann Renzelli, the owner of Strength, Balance, and Yoga Inc. of Clarksburg. The practice offers better flexibility, stress ...
A South Florida yoga instructor found herself behind bars after she allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana and almost 100 pills into a Homestead correctional facility. Patricia Rossato, who teaches a yoga course at the Dade Correctional Institution located off SW 377th Street and 192nd Avenue, was charged ...
There's no question that yoga and mindfulness practices are important for kids. In addition to improving their flexibility and helping them control their breathing when they're feeling anxious or angry, research has shown that yoga can also help ease symptoms of ADHD and boost school performance.
Kyla Suarez, smiles at her partner Wolter Wesley, both owners of the Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, during snowshoe yoga at the Milldale Farm Center for Wellness in Fairlee, Vt., on March 2, 2018. Suarez and Wesley are both certified mental health counselors and have experience in leading “trauma ...
Our favorite quote from the Eau Claire Leader Telegram's story on the popularity of yoga classes with goats is this one: “You have to be an animal lover,” said Linsey Carey, founder of Wisconsin Goat Yoga near Stone Lake. “They're literally in your face and your hair and whatever.” You have to love the ...
For this week's broadcast, a 60 Minutes team paid a visit to a modern German prison nicknamed "the Five-Star Slammer" by the German press. The inmate conditions they found at Heidering Prison about 20 miles south of Berlin, Germany would shock most Americans. The prison is surrounded by fences, ...
Curious, rambunctious young goats may not seem like the most conducive companions for a relaxing, stress-relieving yoga session. But a couple of northwestern Wisconsin farmers have found that, for a growing number of people, especially women, goats actually enhance the yoga experience, and they're ...
NEW ORLEANS - It's a different kind of workout that's made its way to the Crescent City. The place that puts it on is starting off a new season with two brand new members. They're cute, cuddly, definitely adventurous and the newest addition to the Paradigm Farms family. "We bought a male and female with ...
Lots of amazing things have originated in Japan: Toyotas. Sushi. Sudoku. Godzilla. But the latest “amazing” import from Japan has me nervous. It's a book written by a yoga teacher promising that just about anybody can do the splits. Like most men, being able to do the splits is nowhere near the top of my ...
“Yoga and meditation, they're not necessarily an easy practice. I would say it's challenging, but useful,” said Heffron. “What's more important? Punishing kids for a mistake they made or teaching them some skills that they can actually use in life to not make the same mistakes again,” said school psychologist ...
There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. With each style a bit different from the others, you'll find variations depending on the teacher. I recommend giving a few styles and teachers a try before settling on ...
The first time I cried during yoga was after an intense hip opening sequence. I distinctly remember lying in savasana while a wave of emotions rushed over my body. As I allowed the tears to slowly trickle down my cheeks, I became aware, perhaps for the first time, of the intricate connection between the ...
I've always hated yoga. When I was in my early 20s, it didn't seem like a "real" workout to me, so I rarely did it. When I moved to New York City for my first job, everyone seemed to be doing yoga, so I gave it another try, but always felt like an imposter. I couldn't touch my toes, and stepping forward into a ...
At the twice weekly classes held at the aptly named State Correctional Institution (SCI) – Retreat in Luzerne County, Ladonn found out yoga was hard work — and he liked it. “It helped with anxiety first and foremost,” said Ladonn, whom the Department of Corrections would identify only by his first name, in a ...
Excursions in various locations include tai chi in a 19th-century palace in the Imperial Garden in Marseille, France; yoga overlooking the seaside town of Taormina, Sicily; a chance to soak in the thermal baths used by popes and kings in Rome; a visit to Carthusia, an aromatherapy tour to a perfume factory ...
NEGAUNEE — Honor Yoga in Negaunee is hosting an event that will be the perfect end to a busy weekend, called the Honor Yoga Marketplace. The event takes place this Sunday, February 25th. At the Marketplace, homemade goods such as essential oils, jewelry, artwork and baked goods will be for sale ...
The trend of incorporating animals into yoga classes for both fun and relaxation is sweeping the country. The newest spot for this synergy is Franklin, Indiana. In a unique partnership between local businesses, Tagalong Farms Boutique and Gifts is teaming up with Studio You Yoga to offer these "Goat ...
Can you imagine anything sweeter than a Savasana-chocolate combo to finish out your vinyasa sesh? Well, the chocolate company Love Cocoa recently partnered with Guzel Mursalimova, a United Kingdom–based yoga instructor, to create a 90-minute class that pairs meditation and restorative yoga with ...
When Sky Ting Yoga opened its airy studio in Chinatown in the summer of 2015, the buzz was instant and palpable—and decidedly word of mouth. Tucked behind a nondescript glass door and up four flights of stairs, this was a place for in-the-know pilgrims, not passersby. The next location, on the second ...


 

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