Coming to a Park Near You: Free Yoga in the Park!

April 24, 2017 whitney

Free Yoga outdoors

In May and June, the City of Roanoke Dept. of Parks and Recreation will be offering four free yoga classes in different parks throughout the city. Held on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., the yoga classes are designed for all levels. Although the program is free, participants need to register beforehand. You can register online at the links below or call 540-853-2236 to register over the phone. On-site registration is also available, but please arrive early to ensure that you have enough time to sign in. 

Class Schedule: 

May 13, 2017: Countryside Park | Register Here

May 20, 2017: River’s Edge Park | Register Here

June 10, 2017: Wasena Park | Register Here

June 17, 2017: Washington Park | Register Here

What to Expect:

No previous yoga experience is required. All you need to do is bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and bring some water. Please arrive early to find a spot and get settled. The class will begin right at 8:30 a.m. The style of yoga that we will practice is called Vinyasa yoga, which is focused on fluidly aligning movement with breath. We will start the class with a few minutes of gentle breathing exercises before moving into a seated warm-up vinyasa. Once our muscles are warmed up, we’ll flow through some Sun Salutations and begin to explore a wide range of balancing postures, twists, forward bends, backbends, and inversions. Throughout the class, participants will be offered different posture modifications. 

About the Teacher:

Whitney is Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Marketing and Outreach Coordinator but is also a yoga teacher who has completed 500 hours of registered vinyasa yoga, meditation, pranayama, and restorative teacher training with Cyndi Lee. If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to contact Whitney directly at whitney.slightham@roanokeva.gov.

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