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FREE Yoga - At the Library!

Posted 10 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with hoopla, yoga books, yoga classes, yoga kids, yoga teens and yoga videos

It’s back – Another edition of “At the Library!” I love this series, because it highlights the many amazing things you can do here, like getting in shape for example!

I enjoy yoga because it’s good for your body and soul. If you tend to be type A or a little high strung (like me!), it’s a wonderful practice for calming and slowing down. It also helps improve flexibility, muscle tone, and overall strength. For more on the benefits of yoga, check out 77 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga, by Heart and Soul. Unfortunately, those who have practiced yoga in a studio know that it can get pretty expensive – so why not mark your calendar, and join us for FREE yoga programs this summer:

Yoga for Adults

June 8Heatherdowns Branch6:30 p.m.
June 10Holland Branch10 a.m.
June 19Toledo Heights Branch3 p.m.
June 22Heatherdowns Branch6:30 p.m.
July 6Heatherdowns Branch6:30 p.m.
July 8Holland Branch10 a.m.
July 11Point Place Branch6:30 p.m.
July 18Point Place Branch6:30 p.m.
July 20Heatherdowns Branch
6:30 p.m.

Yoga for Teens

June 19Sylvania Branch6 p.m.
July 3Mott Branch6 p.m.
July 10King Road Branch6:30 p.m.
July 12Toledo Heights Branch3 p.m.
July 24Washington Branch6 p.m.
July 26Kent Branch4 p.m.
July 31West Toledo Branch3 p.m.

Yoga for Kids

June 7Reynolds Corners Branch10 a.m.
June 12King Road Branch10 a.m.
June 12Birmingham Branch
2 p.m.
June 14South Branch
2 p.m.
June 19Sylvania Branch6 p.m.
July 3Mott Branch6 p.m.
July 5Main Library1:30 p.m.
July 10Oregon Branch2 p.m.
July 12Toledo Heights Branch3 p.m.
July 17Locke Branch2 p.m.
July 24Lagrange Branch2 p.m.
July 24Washington Branch6 p.m.
July 26Kent Branch4 p.m.
July 31West Toledo Branch3 p.m.
July 31Waterville Branch6 p.m.

Can't Make It?

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

Yoga Books

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley 
Every Body Yoga is a book that breaks all the stereotypes! This how-to book has easy-to-follow directions for 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. Most of all, it's a book that shows us yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels. Jessamyn Stanley has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone.
Stories, Songs, & Stretches by Katie Scherrer 
Young children love to move and that's a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. Getting started with yoga storytime doesn't require any previous yoga experience. This new book from accomplished library trainer Scherrer shows how to use yoga and movement to create playful, active storytimes.
Yoga FAQ by Richard Rosen 
What is yoga? What is Sanskrit? What is the Veda? What is the yoga sutra? What is Hatha yoga? Learn about all of these things and more in this informative book that shares almost everything you need to know about yoga--from Asanas to Yamas!
Yoga for Kids by Lorena V. Pajalunga
 A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga pose.

Streaming Yoga on hoopla

Gaiam’s Ultimate Yoga Collection
Gaiam's Ultimate Yoga Collection brings today's best yoga instructors together for the first time! Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting to get your feet wet, the Ultimate Yoga Collection combines the best practices and routines from five unique areas: yoga for the morning, yoga for weight loss, yoga for your core, flow yoga and yoga for the evening. Join yoga masters Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Chrissy Carter, Gwen Lawrence, and Kathryn Budig in this Ultimate Yoga Collection, and take your practice to the next level!
Storyland Yoga
A fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message. Two unique stories, Save the Whale and Condor Trek, engage a child's imagination through storytelling. Kids learn yoga postures by becoming a part of the story and imitating animals. By connecting with nature and gaining respect for their own health and well-being, children become empowered to create solutions for the health and sustainability of our planet.
Two Fit Moms: Yoga for Beginners
Meet Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman, the Two Fit Moms - yoga instructors, wellness advocates and Instagram sensations. They've designed four beginner yoga practices you can do daily that will help improve flexibility, reduce stress and boost energy levels.
Ultimate Athletic Yoga Collection
Join All-Pro NFL running back Eddie George, NBA All-Star Kevin Love, soccer standout Jermaine Jones and Major League Baseball All-Star Giancarlo Stanton along with sports yoga instructor Kent Katich for five dynamic, athletic yoga workouts. These are designed to increase mobility, flexibility, strength and competitive focus.

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