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Books and Backbends - Yoga at the Library

Posted over 3 years ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with GoPro, stress management, stretching exercises and Yoga

What better place for yoga practice than in the peace and tranquility of the Library! Join us this summer, and find your Ananda (state of joy):

Summer 2016 Yoga Events @ the Library

Yoga on the Roof

Take in the scenic views of Main Library’s rooftop Civic Plaza while practicing yoga.

Wednesday, June 15 | 12:15 - 1:15 PM | Adult
Tuesday, July 26 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM | Adult
Saturday, August 6 | 9:15 - 10:15 AM | Adult

Yoga Mike

Deepen your knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit through yoga. Learn to improve your overall fitness through flexibility poses, strengthening poses, balancing poses and relaxation techniques. Gain confidence, positive thinking, and a calm mind while you enhance your health and well-being. This program was made possible by the generous support of Directions Credit Union and The Library Legacy Foundation.

Wednesday, June 8 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | Children | Main Library
Thursday, June 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Reynolds Corners Branch
Wednesday, June 15 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Washington Branch
Wednesday, June 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Teen | Oregon Branch
Wednesday, June 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Sylvania Branch
Wednesday, June 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Children | West Toledo Branch
Tuesday, June 28 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Locke Branch
Thursday, June 30 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Waterville Branch
Wednesday, July 6 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Heatherdowns Branch
Wednesday, July 6 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Teen | Sanger Branch
Thursday, July 7 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Teen | Point Place Branch

Yoga Kids

Kids will learn fun yoga poses that will inspire, invigorate and calm them. They will trek through a guided meditation which will promote relaxation, create body and breath awareness, and stimulate their imaginations. Dress comfortably to move and have fun!

Monday, June 13 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Children | Oregon Branch

Yoga with Jen

Looking to become more flexible or relaxed? Then join us for Yoga with Jen. We will be learning basic yoga poses, breathing techniques, and more.

Tuesday, June 21 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Teen | Kent Branch

Introduction to Yoga

Need to relax and stretch? No matter your age or fitness level, yoga is for you. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. If not, bring a towel or blanket and wear comfortable clothes. If the weather permits, the class may be outside.

Saturday, June 11 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Adult | Holland Branch
Saturday, June 11 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM | Adult | Sanger Branch
Monday, July 11 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Adult | West Toledo Branch
Saturday, July 16 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Adult | Heatherdowns Branch
Saturday, July 23 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Adult | Heatherdowns Branch
Saturday, July 30 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Adult | Heatherdowns Branch

Family Yoga

Yoga is for everyone, every ability, every capability! Yoga Jenn will help you connect with your child, and your own inner child. Dress comfortably to move and have fun! Bring a towel or mat, because we will be barefoot!

Wednesday, July 20 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Family | Sylvania Branch

Can’t Make It?

We carry a variety of yoga books and videos to help guide you through practice. Some of my favorites include:

Office Yoga - Simple Stretches for Busy People by Darrin ZeerOffice Yoga
This illustrated book takes a humorous look on the everyday opportunities to incorporate yoga, meditation, and stretching into our lives. Try the “Close the Deal Warrior Pose” or the “Morning Meltdown Stretch.”
Pick Your Yoga Practice by Meagan McCraryPick Your Yoga Practice
Surprisingly, there are a number of different types of yoga! This book breaks down the dozens of yoga styles from Ashtanga, to Kundalini, to Bikram and more, so that you can find the perfect type of yoga practice for you.
Yoga for kids. Outer space blast-offYoga for Kids
Outer Space Blast Off and Dino-Mite Adventure
This is a great set of videos that present yoga programs in a kid-friendly way, incorporating themes like dinosaurs and outer space.
Rodney Yee’s Yoga Series
Renowned yoga instructor Rodney Yee offers a variety of videos of varying degrees of difficulty. Try A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners for a lighter practice, or Ultimate Power Yoga for a more advanced program. What I like most about his videos are the scenic locations featured. After all, it’s much easier to find your Zen when you’re staring at a beautiful seascape!

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